Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the upcoming Disney+ show “Loki” will have a tremendous impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What is ‘Loki’ about?
In “Loki,” the character Loki escapes from the 2012 Battle of New York by claiming the Tesseract. When he reappears, he’s arrested by the Time Variance Authority, who deem him a Variant to the universal timeline. From there, Loki works with the TVA to seek out a criminal.
Why does ‘Loki’ matter for the MCU?
Feige told Empire magazine that the “Loki” show will have a huge impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe — more than “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
- “It’s tremendously important. It perhaps will have more impact on the MCU than any of the shows thus far,” he told Empire magazine. “What everybody thought about ‘WandaVision,’ and was sort of true, and ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier,’ which was sort of true, is even more sort of true for ‘Loki.’”
Interestingly, Feige said there could be a major change for the Loki character by the end of the series.
- “You want to see, after six hours or so, characters change and evolve,” Feige told Empire magazine. “We don’t make these shows to not be radical, right?”
‘Loki’ changes Marvel’s release schedule, too
“Loki” has already had a major change on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As I wrote for the Deseret News, “Loki” is the first Marvel project for Disney+ that will be released on Wednesdays and not Fridays. In fact, most new Disney+ projects drop on Fridays.
But for “Loki,” it looks like “Wednesdays are the new Fridays.”