Could Loki meet The Watcher to create a new live-action Guardians of the Multiverse?
Loki‘s second season has had four episodes so far. If you’ve seen the last episode, you’ll know it was quite the doozy. From the plot twists to that jaw-dropping cliffhanger, Loki has solidified itself as the gold standard of MCU television. Which makes sense considering that Loki has always been one of Marvel Studios’ most fascinating characters.
There are a lot of questions and fascinating tidbits to explore about this season. But one theory that I have begun to ponder is whether we will begin seeing a new multiversal team of heroes emerge from this show.
In Phase 4, we got to see two examples of the Avengers of the Multiverse. The Illuminati in Multiverse of Madness and the Guardians of the Multiverse in What If…? These two superhero teams were designed to protect the Multiverse from threats so incredibly dangerous and powerful that not even The Avengers could handle them.
There have already been theories that we might begin to see the Illuminati forming in the MCU’s current timeline of Earth-616. Only this time Doctor Strange might be its leader. But what about the Guardians of the Multiverse? Well, we could definitely be watching the beginning of that team’s inception via the Loki series.
In the last episode, The Heart of the TVA, there was a moment between Loki and Sylvie that may offer a clue to Loki’s future in the MCU. They argue about the importance of the TVA and whether it should continue to exist (Loki’s goal). Or it should be destroyed forever? (Sylvie’s logic.) At one point, Sylvie confronts him about being the protectors of the TVA by saying, “It’s like we’re playing God.” And Loki responds, “We are gods.”
And there it is. Loki’s glorious purpose, the path that the two seasons are leading him on. The first season was designed to break Loki down and transform him from being merely the villainous God of Mischief to becoming someone who actually embraces love and friendship. Loki was suddenly an entirely new person who could comprehend the stakes rather than wanting to watch everything burn. This changed Loki. The new good Loki has now been set on a heroic path to try and save lives across the Multiverse.
For so long, Loki wanted to be a ruler like his father. He wanted to be King of Asgard but wasn’t allowed to. Then he tried to become Earth’s ruler. When that didn’t work, he used magic on Odin and took the Asgardian throne for a few years. These, however, were all villainous tactics from an unceasing trickster. I have a feeling this season is leading to Loki finally getting a chance to rule but not as the villainous God of Mischief. Instead, he’ll be a guardian greater than He Who Remains. A watchful protector whose entire goal is to safeguard the Multiverse from Kang’s infinite variants.
And, because of this role, is there a chance Loki could maybe one day meet The Watcher and create a new live-action version of the Guardians of the Multiverse? Wow, what a thought. Whatever the case, this show has taken my brain for quite the spin, and I can’t wait to see how it concludes in the next two weeks. And let’s hope my theory is correct and we see Loki finally reach his glorious purpose.
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Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!