What Should You Expect from Loki Season Two?
More than two years ago, Disney+ debuted Loki, its most successful MCU series to date.
Perhaps the popularity of Loki shouldn’t surprise anyone since the character had already appeared in several MCU titles.
Loki even became the primary antagonist of 2012’s The Avengers. So, people had a decade of knowledge of the character.
Even allowing for that fact, Loki season one proved so good that multiple writers from that series earned promotions to Executive Producer on other Marvel shows.
Obviously, excitement remains high for season two, which feels like it’s been in the offing for 18 months now.
What should you expect from Loki season two?
The Wrong Universe
You may have forgotten by now, but Loki season one ended on a massive cliffhanger…and not just the fate of the universe aspect.
Loki finally decided to get off the fence and help his friends, especially Mobius M. Mobius, who was facing an existential crisis.
The twist in Loki season one created confusion about the purpose of the Time Variance Authority (TVA).
At the start of the series, TVA hunters tracked an unnamed variant who seemed to be leaving traps for their pursuers.
Mobius asked for Loki’s help in eliminating the variant and thereby restoring the timeline.
The variant in question proved to be Sylvie, a female variant of Loki. And the two of them developed what I can only describe as an extremely narcissistic romance.
Ultimately, Sylvie chose herself and left Loki to deal with the ramifications of their interaction with He Who Remains.
Along the way, Mobius learned that he was likely a variant as was his boss, Ravonna Renslayer.
Mobius went from believing that the TVA eradicated all variants to recognizing that his employer only hired variants.
Well, that’s probably the case. We’re still awaiting specifics on whether everyone at the TVA is a variant.
At a minimum, many characters we know aren’t the original versions of themselves. Thus, the pursuit of Sylvie doesn’t add up.
Loki has performed this logical deduction and picked sides. Just when he’s ready to tell Mobius, he realizes that the TVA worker doesn’t know him.
Instead, Loki has somehow transitioned to an alternate universe, one where a Kang the Conqueror variant runs the TVA.
Where Is Sylvie?
The teasers and trailers for Loki season two have hyped a clever premise.
Now that Sylvie has gone it alone, she’s become the purest form of Loki, the MCU’s most self-centered character.
Sylvie apparently does whatever it takes to survive now, and that includes working at McDonald’s.
Marvel has added a fast-food tie-in as part of season two. When Loki finally reunites with Sylvie, she’s asking whether a customer wants fries with that.
Her actions and the reunion itself raise questions about where this conversation occurs.
Did the death of He Who Remains undo the natural order of the MCU’s primary universe?
When Sylvie strikes down He Who Remains, his final words are, “See you soon!” and he winks confidently.
Then, the universe seemingly splits into countless universes comprising a multiverse.
Before slaying the Kang variant, Sylvie transported Kang…somewhere. Has she since joined him in this realm?
Alternatively, does the new version of Mobius know how to hop around the multiverse?
The casting of Ke Huy Quan as Ouroboros could hint at this possibility. As the inventor of all TVA tech, Ouroboros may have mastered dimensional travel.
What Are Sylvie and Loki’s Goals Now?
Here’s the most intriguing thought for season two. We really don’t know either Loki variant’s motives.
Presumably, Loki wants to stop He Who Remains, whom the trickster deity doesn’t even know is dead.
Sylvie ejected Loki from the Citadel at the end of time and space before she murdered the final Kang variant.
When Loki encountered Mobius V. 2.0 for the first time, the Norseman worried that He Who Remains has “seen everything” and “knows everything.”
In short, Loki’s actions at the end of season one suggest that he perceives the Kang variants as civilization’s greatest threat.
Presumably, Loki’s priorities are (in no particular order) finding Sylvie, stopping Kang, and returning to his own universe.
I’m just guessing on all those, though. As for Sylvie, I don’t even have a clue.
Her priority thus far has been controlling her own fate and eschewing whatever destiny the TVA believed inevitable for her.
In a way, we could argue that Sylvie is now the most powerful being in the MCU.
After all, Sylvie killed the most powerful of all Kangs. She also manipulated and/or outsmarted Loki, her variant. She’s a threat.
But what does Sylvie want?
We’ll presumably learn this in season two. While you’re anticipating the (possibly) tender reunion between Loki and her, you should remember this, though.
Sylvie is in it for Sylvie, and she’s strong enough to kill He Who Remains.
This person may be the worst threat to the MCU. Then again, it might be…
The Victor Timely Decision
I’ve criticized the lackluster quality of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania repeatedly this year.
While doing so, I’ve acknowledged that the third Ant-Man story nailed its most important component.
Marvel hired the perfect actor to portray Kang the Conqueror in the MCU.
As a reminder, that casting technically occurred for Loki season one, when actor Jonathan Majors appeared in the climactic episode.
At the time, Majors played He Who Remains, apparently the most powerful of all versions of the multiversal Kang.
Marvel built an entire multi-franchise story arc around this character. Then, a girlfriend of Majors accused him of assault.
Currently, Majors faces charges that remain unresolved in court. Meanwhile, some reports suggest his accuser has fled the country. It’s a mess, y’all.
Disney must decide how to approach the presence of Majors in the MCU.
While the actor defends himself in court, the best decision for all involved seems to be a Marvel/Majors divorce.
Will Disney recast Majors at some point in season two of Loki? I suspect it’s a distinct possibility.
There’s a chance that Marvel is willing to give Majors a chance to prove his innocence in court, though.
So, the behind-the-scenes drama here may match anything that happens on screen during Loki season two.
No matter the resolution there, we should keep in mind that Victor Timely is a Kang variant with a nefarious goal, though.
This version of Kang seeks to do…something in the past to conquer the timeline at a point before any Avengers can stop him.
Can Loki and/or Sylvie prevent that? We’ll find out over the next six weeks!
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