A new trailer for Loki sees the God of Mischief using one of Star-Lord’s most memorable quotes from Guardians of the Galaxy – and it suits him well.
A new trailer for Marvel’s Loki TV show includes a subtle nod to the Guardians of the Galaxy that ends up saying a lot about Loki. With the Infinity Saga now over after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now moving forward with its highly-anticipated Phase 4. What makes this new wave so exciting is that it won’t just focus on movies, like the previous phases did, but also TV shows that will connect directly to the movies, further expanding this universe.
First off was WandaVision, set to connect with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which saw Sam Wilson becoming Captain America. Next will be Loki, which will mark the return of the title villain after running away with the Tesseract in the 2012 timeline from Avengers: Endgame, as the original Loki was killed at the beginning of Infinity War. Loki, then, will see the title character being brought to the Time Variance Authority (TVA), an organization that monitors the timeline. The TVA will seize Loki’s abilities and will send him on different missions to fix the timeline, and in the process, Loki will avoid being deleted.
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So far, the trailers for Loki have shown a bit of the tone of the show as well as the adventures the character will go through and the talents he will display. Of course, there have also been hints of how the series will connect to the rest of the MCU, and in the latest trailer, the God of Mischief delivers a line that was originally said by Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) in Guardians of the Galaxy. After Rensladyer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) states Loki is unpredictable, Loki says “I know what I am. Good. Bad. Bit of Both”, which is like Star-Lord’s line at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy when the team is about to leave Xandar: “What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? Bit of both?”
This is not only a nod to a previous MCU movie, further connecting Loki to the rest of this universe, but it also says a lot about the character. Loki made his debut in Thor and served as the antagonist in The Avengers before briefly joining forces with his brother in Thor: The Dark World and later going back to being his mischievous self in Thor: Ragnarok, all this before his big redemption at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. Throughout his MCU history, Loki has fluctuated between villain, ally, and antihero, and as this is the Loki viewers met in The Avengers, he really is good, bad, and a bit of both, depending on the context and his own interests, as he isn’t exactly the most selfless man out there.
Fans can expect a lot more MCU references in Loki even if they are not intentionally done and spoken by the character – it’s important to remember that, as this is 2012 Loki, he’s unaware of events like Thanos’ snap, the existence of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the power of all the Infinity Stones, the destruction of Asgard, and more, but being part of this connected universe, the show has to include all types of fun references and connections.
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