Marvel Studios kicked off the week by dropping the official trailer for Loki, giving fans yet another look at what promises to be one of the most unique entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.
The series sees the infamous God of Mischief land in the clutches of the Time Variance Authority after stealing the Terrasct and creating all sorts of timeline havoc in Avengers: Endgame, with the TVA now seemingly “employing” Loki to right the multiversal wrongs he created.
While explaining that very premise in the trailer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Judge Renslayer asks “You really believe in this Loki variant?”, leaving fans to believe that line could hint at the introduction of yet another member of the Young Avengers.
That (slightly confusing) premise might explain this line from Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Judge Renslayer: “You really believe in this Loki variant?” But fans of the comic books know there is even more potential in that line.
There are a few Loki variants in the comic books, including Lady Loki and Kid Loki. Both are rumored to appear in this new show as well. As for Kid Loki, well, it’s no secret that Marvel is sprinkling young superheroes throughout its Disney+ shows and upcoming films. The presumption is that the studio is building towards a Young Avengers team; wouldn’t it be fun to add a young trickster god into that mix? [via Vanity Fair]
The introduction of Kid Loki would mark just one of many baby-faced superheroes to make their MCU debut in the coming years. Wanda’s twins Billy and Tommy were already introduced in WandaVision, while Florence Pugh’s Black Widow, Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop (Hawkeye), Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel, Dominique Thorne’s Ironheart, and Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) are set to follow as Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe progresses.
Loki, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Richard E. Grant, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sasha Lane, and Sophia Di Martino, will hit Disney+ on June 11. It will be the third Marvel Cinematic Universe series on Disney+ following WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.