LOKI Star Tom Hiddleston Explains Meaning Behind The God Of Mischief's Last Line In Season 2 Finale - SPOILERS

LOKI Star Tom Hiddleston Explains Meaning Behind The God Of Mischief's Last Line In Season 2 Finale - SPOILERS LOKI Star Tom Hiddleston Explains Meaning Behind The God Of Mischief's Last Line In Season 2 Finale - SPOILERS

Loki star Tom Hiddleston has elaborated on the God of Mischief's final line in the season 2 finale, better explaining how it connects to 2011's Thor and the character's wider MCU journey. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Nov 22, 2023 11:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Loki
Source: Happy Sad Confused

Loki season 2 concluded with the God of Mischief becoming "God Loki," a seemingly omnipotent being who sits at the centre of time and powers the newly reborn Multiverse. 

Realising that the only way to defeat He Who Remains and give those trapped on the Sacred Timeline the free will they deserve, Loki destroyed the Time Loom and used his newfound abilities to breathe new life into the dying branches. However, creating an unlimited Multiverse meant he had to bid what appeared to be a final farewell to his friends. 

Like Atlas, Loki now carries the weight of existence itself on his shoulders; it was a surprisingly selfless decision by the former villain and one which almost certainly sets him up as a major player further down the line in this Multiverse Saga. 

Talking to Josh Horowitz on his Happy Sad Confused podcast, Tom Hiddleston reflected on Loki's farewell to Mobius and Sylvie, better explaining why he chose to improvise a line we first heard the character say in 2011's Thor

"'I know what I want. I know what kind of god I need to be. For you. For all of us.' It's the line that Loki says to Odin at the end of Thor, and he is - it's a desperate plea for approval and validation," the actor says. "It's a cry for help from a son who feels he doesn't belong, and it doesn't work, and it's heartbreaking."

"This time, it's - this Loki has lived through that moment and understands something much deeper, and it just felt like a kind of, 'I actually now understand. Now I understand what I have to do. It's not about me, it's about you.'"

It's an incredibly touching moment and one which shows just how much Hiddleston understands the Asgardian he's now been playing for well over a decade. He's played coy about an eventual return, but we know from other MCU projects that the Multiverse is collapsing under its own weight (partly thanks to Kang, and partly thanks to Incursions).

With that in mind, Loki will no doubt be freed in time for Avengers: Secret Wars!

Loki season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.

The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson.

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan Deleeuw and Kasra Farahani direct episodes. The Head Writer is Eric Martin.

All episodes of Loki season 2 are now streaming on Disney+.

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garu - 11/22/2023, 11:24 AM
Calling it now, Loki being inside Yggdrasil will parallel Molecule Man in Hickman's SW. I bet when Secret Wars comes, Yggdrasil will be at the center of Battleworld, under it and Loki will be sitting there under Doom's command.

ReverseFlasher - 11/22/2023, 11:26 AM
@garu - good guess!
garu - 11/22/2023, 11:30 AM
@ReverseFlasher this is built off of @DrReedRichards 's theory, I believe the tree we could see become the throne for Doom in SW will be right on top of Loki's Yggdrasil

Just a guess but it could work, the tree of life holding all realities together by Loki, under Doom's rule
DrReedRichards - 11/22/2023, 11:47 AM
@garu -

PatchesOhulihan - 11/22/2023, 12:36 PM
@garu - Not being familiar with any of the comic storylines, how would Doom have enough power to submit this new God Loki to his will?
garu - 11/22/2023, 12:38 PM
@PatchesOhulihan - In the comics Doom pretty much acquires the powers of the Beyonder, which are omnipotence in its splendor, he created a new reality from the remnants of incursion points between collapsing worlds. How they go about introducing the powers of the Beyonder in the MCU, if they even will - because my theory has a lot of IF's injected into it - it will be a sight to see.
mastakilla39 - 11/22/2023, 12:39 PM
@garu - thats a good guess...but they can just time travel and undo all of this stuff like endgame. time travel fixes everything quicker rather than trying to introduce all theese new concepts again.
Izaizaiza - 11/22/2023, 11:36 AM
I definitely have to force myself to finish this show. Feels like it will have big implications moving forward.
ModHaterSLADE - 11/22/2023, 11:41 AM
Bittersweet ending for the character, but I loved how they tied his arc up so far.
bkmeijer1 - 11/22/2023, 2:46 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - agreed. And it makes it even better imo Hiddleston came up with the line that capsulates it all
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 11/22/2023, 12:15 PM
I don't know what to say about the state of the MCU and its attempts at ''adapting'' the comics if the best cinematic portrayal of Loki remains that 1 and a half minute cutscene from The Ultimate Alliance game.

Izaizaiza - 11/22/2023, 12:22 PM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - That was awesome. For all it's problems, The Dark World set up the third movie to have a version of Loki similar to that...perhaps a bit less mustache twirling, but they definitely wimped out on it to push the lovable heartthrob angle.
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 11/22/2023, 12:46 PM
@Izaizaiza - Amon Amarth's Father of the Wolf music was a better sequel to Thor movies than Ragnarok, that's for [frick]ing sure.


You can just take that premise and imagine it as a sequel to Thor 1 and 2: Loki leads armies of giants to destroy the world and bring on the Ragnarok vs. Thor leads armies of Asgardians, with Warriors Three and Sif by his side, against Loki LOTR style to fight him in the most epic of battles to the death.

The MCU sometimes is so [frick]ing stupid about the decision-making behind changes in direction. They really thought that serious and dark Thor movie is not what people wanted when everyone's problems with The Dark World always boil down to: ''Not enough Asgard, boring villain, boring love interest, and a terrible climax that has nothing to do with the start of the movie which promised us a big wall-to-wall LOTR battle sequences.'' I'm pretty sure if you have the movie take places exclusively within the mythic realms, have a villain who has proven to be something people care for, have Sif as a love interest instead of Jane, and have a climax be a big-ass epic battle sequence, which these movies still have not given us beyond the two prologues in the first two movies, it would make all the money that Ragnarok did, if not more, and satisfy both the fans of the comics and the general audience.
Izaizaiza - 11/22/2023, 1:48 PM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - Yeah, they started out pretty strong, with iron Man/ / hulk/ thor /Captain America all having different moods that fit the character well. After that, it got more and more homogenized.

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