Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ streaming shows have been gathering high attention since the SuperBowl spot in January teased The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki. Since then, several casting rumours and plot details have been reported. The most recent report surrounding the series focuses on trickster god Loki.
According to The Illuminerdi, the upcoming Disney+ series could see the introduction of Kang the Conqueror into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The one clear shot of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the aforementioned teaser trailer showed the apparent logo of the TVA, formally known as the Time Variance Authority. The TVA is an organization that, in the comics, Kang the Conqueror has been a part of.
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While Kang himself has not been confirmed to appear, the report does come days after several casting rumours for the series with Doctor Who and Beauty and the Beast’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw joining the supposed line-up along with Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino and Angelica Ross.
Kang the Conqueror first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1964’s The Avengers #8. A time-travelling supervillain, Kang has become a formidable foe to the Avengers, Fantastic Four and more recently the Young Avengers.
Kang’s supposed introduction to the Disney+ series could also play a part in the supposed lead-up to the Young Avengers team being introduced in both the Disney+ shows and MCU movies. Wiccan and Speed are confirmed to at least make a cameo in the upcoming WandaVision, and America Chavez is slated to appear in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
One rumoured plot detail for the Loki series is the inclusion of two of Loki’s most famous alternate appearances, Lady Loki and Kid Loki. In the comics, Kid Loki also became a part of the Young Avengers in the revamped Marvel Now! Series.
Loki stars Tom Hiddelston and is will follow the trickster god after he escapes from the Avengers with the Tesseract during the time heist to retrieve the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame.
The series is scheduled to stream on Disney+ in Spring 2021 and apparently tie-in to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is scheduled for release May 7, 2021.
Do you want to see Kang the Conqueror introduced to the MCU? Is Loki the right place to introduce him?