The current cover of TV Guide reveals a secret villain in Loki. Tom Hiddleston, who plays the God of Mischief in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, originally appeared in Thor (2011). Loki became a fan favourite thanks to his mischievous antics and Hiddleston’s amazing acting.
While Thanos killed Loki at the start of Avengers: Infinite War, a small loophole created by the Avengers’ time-jumping strategy to recover the infinity stones allowed an alternate version of Loki to escape, resulting in the creation of a new timeline.
This storey will be continued in the future Disney+ series. Loki is transported to the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which operates as the timeline police in this alternate reality. The rogue anti-hero must then assist in the timeline’s repair in order to avert a larger disaster. Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki, opposite Owen Wilson as TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius, in Loki. The first episode of the six-part series will air on June 9.
While Marvel has released teases ahead of Loki’s launch, many elements about the series remain unknown. Fans have long theorised about what the series will disclose and who Loki’s final enemy would be. The current issue of TV Guide magazine indicates the existence of a “mystery villain,” a mysterious individual who will undoubtedly create disruption in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hiddleston is featured on the front of the magazine, dressed in his TVA coveralls and sporting the same playful smirk. “Sorcery!” is the tagline of the feature article. Travel back through time! “An Unknown Villain!”
Fans will notice that the Loki seen in the upcoming Disney+ series is not the same as the Loki seen in prior Marvel flicks. Loki had previously gone through a character journey in Infinity War that lead him to sacrifice himself for his brother Thor. He is still Odin’s frustration, rejected son in the series.
If this Loki is revealed to be the show’s secret villain, he will be darker and meaner without his cape and thunderbolt. While fans wait for the mystery to be solved, one thing is certain: Loki is Marvel’s largest TV show to date. Apart from the production value, Hiddleston’s Loki will be a game-changer and will set the tone for the MCU’s fourth phase.