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Why Loki Won’t Be in Thor: Love & Thunder and Doctor Strange 2

The God of Mischief returned in Disney+ Loki though it’s being speculated that he might not appear in Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Cover poster of Loki series on Disney+

With the series Loki, we all can assert the fact that our Asgardian fellow is mischievous, charming, and popular. Despite that, it doesn’t look like he’ll appear in the films shortly.

Will Loki Appear in Thor: Love & Thunder?

Will Loki Appear in Thor 4

Actor Tom Hiddleston who portrays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has confirmed that he won’t be appearing in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder.

Though some people are disappointed with this, many of them think it is a good thing.

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The Loki that came back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not the same Asgardian trickster. Fans will recall that the Loki that existed for the past nine years was murdered by Thanos at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

That Loki was a villain once, misguided and desperate for power and respect, but he came a long way and had even started repairing the broken bond he had with Thor.

This Loki was inadvertently freed by Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame who didn’t experience any of these moments.


Disney series’ Loki is one before he experienced any of that and learned any of the important lessons that allowed him to find a redemptive path.

Thor: Love and Thunder are not at all in sync with this path. Therefore, the franchise doesn’t have to explore their relationship. Audiences have seen all of that already. Maybe in the future, after this new Loki gets a chance to catch up, the MCU will plan something. However, the upcoming Thor film isn’t it.

Will Loki Appear in Doctor Strange 2?

Will Loki Appear in Doctor Strange 2

Since Tom Hiddleston’s Loki debut in 2011’s Thor, he has become an important part of MCU. While the character’s death in Avengers: Infinity War prevented him in the franchise’s future, Endgame’s time heist plot took the Avengers to an alternate 2012, where a Loki variant escaped with the Tesseract.

Though with the confirmation of Loki Season 2, there were claims that Hiddleston might appear in Multiverse of Madness. However, Hiddleston refused to confirm it as a fact.

The Loki finale featured Sylvie (herself a Loki variant) killing Jonathan Majors cueing the arrival of Ant-Man 3 villain Kang the Conqueror. The final shot found Loki in a new timeline where Kang had taken control of the Time Variance Authority. Although Loki season 2 will begin with Loki searching for Sylvie across these shattered timelines, he could easily join forces with Strange or simply stop by for a post-credit scene to set up his future.

Just like Strange said, “The Multiverse is a concept we know frighteningly little about.”

We might discover Loki in the Multiverse as his journey with timelines and variants makes him something of an expert. With Strange calling Wanda for help navigating this new realm, it’s highly possible that Loki could be recruited.

Though, Hiddleston didn’t said anything about it, it’s still a mystery but one thing’s confirmed that Multiverse of Madness will definitely be a rollercoaster to various universe.

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