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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ‘set to feature Loki’: Kang the Conqueror too?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 'set to feature Loki': Kang the Conqueror too?

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR LOKI SEASON FINALE AHEAD. This week saw the third Disney+ Marvel show end with quite the cliffhanger. Loki himself had been pushed back to the TVA where he discovered that Mobius didn’t remember him and the Time Keepers statues had been replaced by one of Kang the Conqueror.

The Loki finale then concluded with the promise of a second season, although it’s not clear if this has already been filmed or when it will be released.

And with upcoming MCU movies tying into the time travel and multiverse plot, fans have been wondering if the god of mischief will turn up on the big screen in the meantime.

Well now, this might be sooner rather than later given that The Hollywood Reporter says Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is expected to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

This is yet to be confirmed by Marvel, but it would make a lot of sense for him to team up with the Sorcerer Supreme and Scarlet Witch in the March 2022 movie.

And considering the multiverse of madness was kicked off when Sylvie killed the Kang variant known as He Who Remains, it would make sense to see more versions of the time-travelling villain show up in Doctor Strange 2.

But, by the looks of things, we don’t have to wait that long to see more alternate reality mayhem.

Doctor Strange is set to feature in Spider-Man No Way Home this Christmas before his solo sequel three months later.

Tom Holland’s threequel is heavily rumoured to feature variant Peter Parkers played by former Sony Web Slingers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Next year also sees the release of Thor Love and Thunder, so perhaps the main Loki variant will be reunited with Chris Hemsworth’s Avenger, who saw the main version of his brother killed by Thanos in Avengers Infinity War.

And considering that Natalie Portman is playing The Mighty Thor in the 2022 movie, maybe she’s a variant Jane Foster who was found worthy?

Now if that weren’t enough, what has certainly been confirmed is that Jonathan Major’s Kang will be the main villain in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania.

So that’s another opportunity for Hiddleston’s Loki to show up and take on the main variant of the time-travelling villain.

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Loki cleared up a theory from Thor Ragnarok with an unexpected cameo

Loki cleared up a theory from Thor Ragnarok with an unexpected cameo

WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Loki episode 5

The thrilling fifth episode of Disney Plus show Loki showed the titular character (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) fighting through the void to whoever is behind the TVA. Before that, however, Loki visited the league of Lokis and saw how they were living underground. During this introduction, viewers were gifted a glimpse of Throg – Frog Thor.

Throg appeared in a 2009 Marvel comic book after Thor was turned into the creature by Loki.

The joke was referenced in Loki by showing a frog version of Thor in a jar underground, right next to an abandoned Mjolnir.

This outrageous turn of events had already been detailed in 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok.

During the film, when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) ventured back to Asgard, he found Loki in charge while disguised as Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

READ MORE: Loki episode 4: Did you spot that Mahershala Ali Blade Easter Egg?

Thor arrived just as Loki was watching a dramatic telling of his life story

He witnessed Fake Thor (Luke Hemsworth) acting out the story with Fake Loki (Matt Damon).

Fake Loki said: “I’m sorry about that time I turned you into a frog.” Fake Thor replied: “It was a wonderful joke!”

Loki (Odin) laughed: “It was indeed hilarious!”

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Will Frog Thor / Throg return?

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Thor also recalled a story that involved Loki turning into a snake and attacking him as children.

The latest Loki episode also included a collection of other references.

In particular, viewers were treated to a glimpse at the infamous Thanoscopter.

This helicopter was used in the comic books by Thanos (Josh Brolin).

While never seen in the MCU, it has now been confirmed to have been owned by a variant version of Thanos.

Viewers also spotted the Guardians of the Galaxy’s spaceship, as well as the helmet of Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), the villain from Ant-Man.

Loki concludes Wednesday on Disney Plus.

Author: Callum Crumlish
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We meet a new monster in ‘Loki’ Episode 5. Here’s its comic book backstory

We meet a new monster in ‘Loki’ Episode 5. Here’s its comic book backstory

This story includes spoilers for Episode 5 of “Loki.”

If love is a smoke made out of the fume of sighs, what kind of love makes a powerful, massive smoke monster?

It’s a question that everyone’s favorite Loki-with-a-crush does not have time to contemplate as the God of Mischief is quickly urged to run for his life by his new friends instead. Picking up where the previous episode left off, “Loki” Episode 5, titled “Journey Into Mystery,” is packed with plenty of Loki variants that live a perilous life at the end of time.

As explained in the episode by Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), individuals and timelines “pruned” by the Time Variance Authority are not destroyed on the spot as it appears. Instead, everything is sent to a void at the end of time where they can’t damage the sacred timeline — because a giant monster is there waiting for more things to consume.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is quickly brought up to speed about his new whereabouts by Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei) and Alligator Loki, who is confirmed to be an alligator and not a crocodile.

Sylvie, meanwhile, is still trying to figure out the truth about the TVA and those responsible for stealing her life. But Ravonna and Miss Minutes are not exactly being cooperative.

Here’s the backstory of Alioth, the monster living at the end of time, as well as some of the most prominent Easter eggs from “Loki” Episode 5.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston, right) just wants to know if the other Lokis (Richard E. Grant, DeObia Oparei and Jack Veal) have a plan.

(Marvel Studios )

Who is Alioth?

The newly pruned Loki quickly learns that the No. 1 priority for his fellow Loki variants in the void is to stay alive by steering clear of Alioth, a giant monster that descends from the sky. Described by Boastful Loki as “a living tempest that consumes matter and energy,” Alioth is what makes sure whatever is sent to the end of time never escapes.

Alioth is also an incredibly powerful — if obscure — creature in the comic books. Introduced in a ’90s comics series called “Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective,” Alioth is a self-proclaimed “Supreme Time Being.”

Similar to its TV counterpart, comic book Alioth is depicted as a giant, purplish cloud and is supposedly the first being to have freed itself from the constraints of the time stream. Alioth feeds on temporal energy and can absorb time travelers as well as entire time periods near the portion of the dimensional plane it occupies.

In comics, Alioth is most closely associated with the villain Kang the Conqueror, a time-traveling genius originally from the 31st century, set on taking over all of time. Numerous versions of Kang have appeared in comics using various aliases, but one trait he is known for is his love for Ravonna Renslayer. (Comic book Ravonna and Alioth also have some history.) Kang the Conqueror is expected to appear in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”

President Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his followers in “Loki.”

(Marvel Studios)

Wait, was that a Thanos helicopter in the background?

Kid Loki describes the void at the end of time as “the place where the TVA dumps its rubbish,” meaning everything from every reality the TVA has determined should not exist gets sent there. This makes the void a prime place to spot Easter eggs from Marvel’s long history and beyond.

One of the items spotted in the background is a yellow helicopter marked “Thanos,” a nod to comic book Thanos, who indeed had a helicopter. Another deep cut from Marvel comics canon, Thanos debuted his Thanos-copter during the ’70s in “Spider-Man.” Yes, one of the most powerful beings in the universe used a personal helicopter in an attempt to acquire a magical cube.

Were there other Easter eggs?

In addition to Thanos-copter, there was a brief glimpse of Frog Thor in a jar trying to hop toward his hammer Mjolnir — clearly a reference to “Thor” No. 365, when Loki turned his brother into a frog.

The episode finally saw President Loki make his appearance, a character teased even in the trailers. Leading up to the 2016 election, Marvel released a four-issue comic book series called “Vote Loki” about his campaign to become president.

Even the episode’s title, “Journey Into Mystery,” is an Easter egg. Modern-day Loki’s first comic book appearance was in 1962’s “Journey Into Mystery” No. 85.

Author: Aalto University
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Fortnite Loki Crew Pack skin release date and how to obtain new Marvel outfit

Fortnite Loki Crew Pack skin release date and how to obtain new Marvel outfit

Fortnite fans have been given the best reason yet to subscribe to the Crew service.

The next Fortnite Crew membership perk has been announced for July, and it’s easily one of the best yet.

As announced on Twitter, Loki will be the July 2021 monthly Fortnite Crew skin.

The new Loki skin is expected to have a July 1 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android.

“It seems Mecha Cuddle Master wasn’t the only one who found their way to the Island,” reads an Epic Games tweet.

“Looks like a trickster snuck his way through the portal and into the Fortnite Crew this July.”

If you want to obtain the new Loki skin, then the only way to get it is by signing up to the Fortnite Crew scheme.

The Fortnite Crew subscription can be purchased directly from the item shop or Battle Pass section from the menu screen.

Fortnite Crew memberships cost £9.99 a month, and can be cancelled at any time.

As part of the Fortnite Crew membership, subscribers get an exclusive outfit bundle, which includes accessories.

“The Crew Pack is an exclusive outfit bundle that’s yours to keep, and special items are curated for the Pack monthly,” Epic explains.

“Each month’s Crew Pack features an exclusive new outfit plus at least one matching accessory like a Glider, Pickaxe, or Emote.”

With Loki launching soon, subscribers only have a few days left to grab the June Pack, which is headlined by the Mecha Cuddle Master.

That’s on top of the Psytronic Bow Back Bling, the Nuzzle Jet Pickaxe, and Cuddle Mech Wrap. The outfit, back bling, and pickaxe come in three styles.

In addition to new skins and items, subscribers will receive 1,000 V-Bucks a month, which can be used to buy new items.

“Each month you’ll receive 1,000 V-Bucks that you can put towards the hottest outfits, Emotes, and more. And with the included Battle Pass, you’ll be able to unlock even more V-Bucks.”

Finally, Crew members will also have access to the current Battle Pass, as well as any future Battle Passes while they’re subscribed.

“Member of the Fortnite Crew? Congrats, you’ll have full access to the current seasons’ Battle Pass, and you’ll continue to receive future Battle Passes with your subscription. Unlock 100 awesome Battle Pass rewards just by playing Fortnite.”

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Avengers Infinity War theory: Doctor Strange knew Loki would cause Multiverse of Madness

Avengers Infinity War theory: Doctor Strange knew Loki would cause Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange’s actions at the end of Avengers Infinity War completely baffled Tony Stark. The Sorcerer Supreme willingly gave up the Time Stone to Thanos in exchange for Iron Man’s life. The Mad Titan then went on to collect all six Infinity Stones and snap away half the universe including Doctor Strange himself.

Of course, prior to this Doctor Strange had used the Time Stone to view all 14,000,605 possible conclusions to the Infinity War and only one of those saw Thanos defeated: the events of Avengers Endgame.

Knowing the only possible victorious future, the Sorcerer Supreme needed to save Tony from death in 2018, so Iron Man could willingly sacrifice himself by snapping away Thanos five years later in 2023’s final battle.

But now the MCU is beyond Endgame, we’re beginning to see the ramifications of the Time Heist on the Marvel multiverse.

After all, a variant Loki from 2012 escaped with the Tesseract because 2023 Tony Stark was knocked over by Hulk.

Interestingly, the first episode of the Disney+ Loki show saw the variant watch a video explaining how the TVA works to stop Nexus events like his that could descend the multiverse into madness.

Now considering Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is arriving in cinemas in 2022, we wouldn’t be surprised if this variant Loki is the cause of it.

But here’s the thing: surely when considering the Endgame future in Infinity War, the Sorcerer Supreme was aware that a version of the god of mischief would dip out of the Sacred Timeline and be captured by the TVA, before causing havoc across alternate realities.

Sure, the TVA has said that the Avengers’ Time Heist was part of this Sacred Timeline and so was always meant to happen, but alternate Loki’s actions were not.

While Docile_Doggo commented on this writing: “Which is weird, because Doctor Strange said he saw only one future that had the Avengers ‘winning’, so that future Strange saw must have included Loki stealing the Tesseract.

“Either Doctor Strange simply didn’t view all possible futures, Doctor Strange lied, or a Sacred Timeline in which Loki never stole the Tesseract and the Avengers still ‘won’ was never possible to begin with.

“Or maybe, by the end of the Loki series, the TVA simply ‘resets’ the fact that Loki stole the Tesseract, thus preserving the Sacred Timeline.

Whatever’s going to happen, it seems likely that variant Loki will cause the multiverse of madness and impact the events of Spider-Man No Way Home.

After all, Doctor Strange will be mentoring Peter Parker in that blockbuster, just three months before his Multiverse of Madness movie.

While Spider-Man No Way Home itself is heavily rumoured to feature not only Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Web Slingers but villains from their Sony movies too.

So far only Doc Ock star Alfred Molina has admitted he’s in the movie, while Jamie Foxx’s Electro has been confirmed too. And who knows, perhaps Loki and Scarlet Witch will be turning up too?

Spider-Man No Way Home hits cinemas on December 17, 2021 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness follows on March 25, 2022.

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Loki timeline: When does Loki take place?

Loki timeline: When does Loki take place?

Despite the events of Avengers: Endgame, this version of Loki did not make the wonderful escape he planned, it turns out, as the Tesseract sent him somewhere completely different.

He landed in a desert near the TVA, and ended up in the hands of Owen Wilson’s character.

Fans already know the MCU is moving towards multiverses, given the name of the second Doctor Strange film, called Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

As well as that, the plans for What If?, which was a multiverse story in the comics, as well as the story of WandaVision, shows there is certainly a chance for Loki to explore this.

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Loki MCU timeline: How Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief is alive explained

Loki MCU timeline: How Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief is alive explained

This week, Tom Hiddleston returns as the God of Mischief in Disney+ six-part miniseries Loki. The Marvel villain/anti-hero has had quite a complex history across the MCU movies what with a couple of deaths and the time travel introduced in Avengers Endgame. So here’s a Loki MCU timeline to help fans brush up on his story before the new show begins this Wednesday.

965AD: Odin discovers King Laufey’s baby son in the Frost Giant temple.

The runt of the litter, he had been left to die, so the King of Asgard adopts him, using magic to disguise the boy’s true origin.

2010: The events of Thor take place, in which Loki also finds out that he’s actually a Frost Giant.

2012: The events of The Avengers take place, in which Loki is the main villain. The God of Mischief is gifted a Scepter containing the Mind Stone by Thanos and sent as his agent to lead Earth’s invasion.

2012 continued: Loki locates the Tesseract containing the Space Stone in the hands of S.H.I.E.L.D. and uses it to open a portal so that the Chitauri could invade Earth.

However, Loki is defeated by The Avengers and returned to Asgard as a prisoner by Thor.

Then, back on his homeworld, Loki is sentenced to life imprisonment by Odin.

2013: The events of Thor: The Dark World take place, in which Thor releases Loki from prison when the Dark Elves attack Asgard.

2018 continued: Thor and Loki battle their secret sister Hela, who had been freed from her banishment upon Odin’s death.

But just before Ragnarok itself, the God of Mischief swipes the Tesseract from Odin’s vault. After their planet’s destruction, the Asgardians escape on a spaceship and set course for Earth, only to be attacked by Thanos.

In the opening scene of Avengers Infinity War, the Mad Titan threatens to kill Thor with the Power Stone before Loki gives up the Tesseract in exchange for his brother’s life.

However, in a last-ditch attempt to kill Thanos, Loki is stopped and strangled to death (for real this time) by the Mad Titan using the Infinity Gauntlet.

2023: Five years after the events of Avengers Infinity War, the surviving Avengers use the Quantum Realm to travel back in time and borrow the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ Snap in the future.

Alternate 2012: During Avengers Endgame’s Time Heist, 2023 Tony Stark manages to get the Tesseract before being knocked over by 2012 Hulk. The Space Stone slid over to the captured Loki who swiftly used it to escape.

This Variant Loki has started an alternate set of events, so is quickly apprehended by the Time Variance Authority for changing the Sacred Timeline.

What happens next to this version of the God of Mischief will be revealed in the Loki TV series, which starts streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday.

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Loki timeline: Where does Loki fit in the MCU?

Loki timeline: Where does Loki fit in the MCU?

Judging by the trailer, he still has this on his mind, given at one point he is sporting both his horned crown and election badges.

But in terms of the multiverse, Loki definitely takes place in an alternate timeline, but one which seems to come after the events of Avengers: Endgame.

This is made clear when 2012 Loki makes his escape, but instead is sent somewhere completely different, ending up in the hands of Owen Wilson’s character at what he called the TVA, the Time Variance Authority.

It is likely because the stones were destroyed in Endgame, Loki’s attempt at escape using the Space Stone backfired, and he has ended up in an alternate universe, one in which his brother Thor and Heimdall, the keeper of the gate in Asgard, are still very much doing their thing.

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