Loki Official Trailer: New Mischievous Details Emerge
The God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) and “time cop” Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) have their hands full in the official Loki trailer—did you think this would be easy, Mobius? How easy could fixing the MCU timeline be with the ultimate trickster as your henchman?
Stick with us as we discuss the latest new details, plot, and release date of the third MCU/Disney+ series.
What We Know About the Plot of Loki
Marvel has dropped several exclusive looks at the Loki series, including a quick shot during the Super Bowl, an exclusive clip released a few months ago, and one which we covered extensively here, but this is the first official trailer—one that has more details and clues to uncover about the series as a whole.
Before we get into these new details, let’s recap what we know about the Disney+ series already. The official synopsis explains: “…the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’”
That may be vague, but the previous exclusive clip revealed much more than that. It showed us a Loki who had just been captured by the Time Variance Authority, a bureaucracy that governs realities of the multiverse. As you’d expect from a master manipulator and deceiver, the exclusive was full lot of shenanigans: Loki gets tried by the “time cop” organization, appears as D.B. Cooper, battles with the TVA and then maybe against them, and talks to someone who looks a lot like Natasha Romanoff.
It’s important to remember this may be a totally different Loki than audiences saw reconciling with his brother Thor in Ragnarok and Infinity War- this is the Loki who just failed to take over Manhattan with an army of Chitauri. The timeline breaks here as he escapes with the Tesseract.
New Details from the Official Trailer
The previous clip released by Marvel Studios gave us a taste for what was to come, but it is the latest trailer that has really given us enough to understand how the series will function. Let’s recap a few new details we’ve learned.
The TVA Needs Loki to Fix the Timeline He Broke
The bureaucratic time organization protects “the proper flow of time” and Loki has definitely made a mess of reality after stealing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. For this reason and for what Mobius calls his “unique Loki perspective,” the TVA must enlist the help of the God of Mischief to fix these broken realities.
How will they achieve this? Most likely by traveling to the sources, the broken timelines, and we cannot wait to see what alternate realities Loki walks into.
Loki Knows More About the TVA Than We First Thought
In the exclusive clip, it seemed like Loki was a fish out of water, struggling to understand where he was and who had captured him. But, this isn’t the case at all in the official trailer.
We see a smarter Loki, one who is well-aware of the TVA. “I know what this place is . . . the time-keepers have built quite a circus,” he says as he is brought into the organization’s headquarters in handcuffs.
The God of Mischief Is up Against Worthy Foes
It’s obvious the God of Mischief won’t play nice when being used as a pawn. The “clock-cleaners” (a term we see in a TVA poster in the background of the courtroom) need Loki to “fix” the timeline, but Loki doesn’t like being anyone’s puppet. We can only assume that at least have the mayhem seen in the trailers are the product of the trickster himself.
But, breaking away from the bureaucracy won’t be a simple task. The TVA are worthy opponents against the Prince of Asgard. Literally, they know everything about their prisoner. In one scene, we see just how well-informed the TVA is when they ask Loki to sign an enormous stack of papers that include everything he has ever said. “This is absurd,” he responds to which a machine prints these three additional words out immediately after.
Loki Release Date
Craving an extra dose of mischief? The wait won’t be too long. Loki premieres on June 11th on Disney+ and will consist of six episodes with an average runtime of 50–60 minutes.
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