Disney+’s Loki Series Is Directly Linked to Marvel’s Doctor Strange Sequel

With the launch of the Disney+ streaming service, those who have followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe for this long will have a lot more to look forward to. Several miniseries have been planned, such as the upcoming Loki series, which will see Tom Hiddleston reprise the role of the fan-favorite god of mischief.

This series is still very much a part of the shared cinematic universe that Marvel Studios has constructed over the last decade, meaning the series will do more than just satisfy fans of Loki, it will shape the greater universe. That's according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who, in an interview with Bloomberg, revealed that Loki will tie into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. "I'm not sure we’ve actually acknowledged that before," Feige said, "But it does." As would be expected, he declined to go into further detail.

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This is not unlike Wandavision, which will also help to set up the events of the Doctor Strange sequel, in which Scarlet Witch will also play an important role. It is currently unknown whether or not Loki will be given as significant a part following his limited series.

After a tragic demise at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, a version of Loki appeared during the Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame. This Loki, from 2012, managed to escape with the Tesseract, thus providing the MCU with the means to continue telling his story, albeit with his entire redemptive arc erased.

The upcoming series will follow the god of mischief, as audiences knew him in Phase 1 of the MCU, in the aftermath of his escape from the clutches of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actor Tom Hiddleston teased that the six-episode series will see Loki facing new opponents in a "context you've never seen him in before."

Loki premieres spring 2021 on Disney+.

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