‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Writer Never Considered Including Loki
It was one of the most anticipated projects of the MCU’s Phase Four, and with fans severely disappointed by its underperformance, there were a lot of questions about one notable omission; one that has recently been addressed, as the Thor: Love and Thunder writer reveals she never considered including Loki.
There was an undeniable anticipated from Marvel fans at what the studio could accomplish in what was the record-setting fourth solo film for Christ Hemsworth’s force of a character; the mighty God of Thunder.
He was a hero that had undeniably grown into being a fan-favorite for Marvel fans and only increased excitement with fans as it was announced that Taika Waititi would be, once again, taking the reigns to help the follow-up to his massively successful Thor: Ragnarok.
As the promotional campaign ramped up for the project, and characters like Gorr the God Butcher, and a returning Jane Foster, were brought forth and foreshadowed, there was one glaring omission that drew some ire from fans who hungered to see him appear in the franchise once again.
That character was none other than Thor’s half-brother, who was the subject of his very own series on Disney+ for this same Phase Four; in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, revealed she never considered including Loki.
In response to a question surrounding Loki’s inclusion, Robinson stated, “Never on the table from what I understand. He’s in Loki-land. He’s doing his own thing. They are on two separate journeys.”
Although it is certainly an interesting perspective, it does make some sense when it is considered in the grand scheme of both characters, and their individual journeys that have been on full display in this Phase Four slate.
It would have been incredible to see Tom Hiddleston return and come face to face with Hemsworth’s Thor once again, but the reality is that these two characters are both navigating very intricate journeys, with Loki himself on a tract to attempt to rebuild the TVA.
At some point, it will make sense to reunite the characters, but at the moment, it makes sense for both to evolve and continue their own journeys before that moment can come and be all that it needs to be.