Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston in a completely all-new direction. After he caused a breach of Sacred Timeline in Endgame, 2012’s version of Loki disappeared using the Tesseract in the Disney+ series Loki last year.
Loki turned out to be among Disney’s most popular series on the platform, however, the God of Mischief managed to escape the concept of space and time, while at a point, seeing his life end, thereby reconstructing and reevaluating how he sees reality.
Tom Hiddleston Did A Splendid Job With Loki
It turned out to be quite a bold direction for him, however, the one that was wholly his own.
Thor was not a part of Loki except for some memories, mentions, memories, etc. Throughout the series, Loki truly grew as a character, rather than alongside Thor, who is also his worst enemy brother sometimes.
Point Break will begin an all-new journey in the forthcoming MCU epic Thor: Love and Thunder, but could this be an excuse to not acknowledge the past?
Loki Found Himself Excluded From Thor Recap
During a Marvel New Zealand and Australia video, director Taika Waititi and star Chris Hemsworth ran through the MCU history of Thor in 30 seconds.
Not even a single mention of Loki was made here. Loki did play a significant and a very critical role in earlier Thor movies, however, he was the main antagonist in The Avengers. Loki is an important part of the cinematic history of Thor, however, he was excluded nonetheless.
Even Hemsworth mentions that Thor “teamed up with Hulk and Valkyrie to save Asgard” in Ragnarok, but he did fail to spare a moment for his brother Loki who had quite a substantial role in helping the Revengers in the last battle.
Watch the video below:
Was Loki Erased From Existence?
This given recap video has spent many seconds previewing Love and Thunder. The director and actor duo on having a short discussion on who Thor is, and his hammers, as the focus then shifted to Thor’s journey from Ragnorak through Endgame.
While it was feasible and easy for Loki to show up or even mentioned, this could be some specific marketing for Love and Thunder, where Loki is never expected to appear again after his death.
After the events of Endgame, Hemsworth and Hiddleston’s characters still remain largely active in the MCU but on very different paths. Loki will resume time-jumping with Mobius (Owen Wilson) and the TVA in the Disney+ series, while Thor will return on the big screen with his hammer.
Love and Thunder might also help Thor in overpowering his grief over Odin, his brother Loki, mother Frigga, and all Asgardians who lost their lives. Alongside that, he will try to put Thor in his past with his ex Jane Foster/Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman) and Valkyrie.
Hemsworth’s journey in the MCU continues when Thor: Love and Thunder hit theaters on July 8.