So, Let us talk about why Loki was not part of Thor 4. We bet that the real fan of Marvel had watched the movie the day it was released, i.e. on 7th July 2022. The recent Thor franchise revolved around the story of how Gorr (popularly known as God Butcher) is after the very aka God of Thunder, Thor Odinson. But if you have watched the movie, you must have missed the character of Loki in Thor 4, aka Thor: Love and Thunder. How can you expect a Thor franchise without the presence of Loki (Thor’s brother) in it? If you are also looking for why Loki wasn’t part of the recent Thor franchise, then you have landed on the right page. But before we begin, we warn you that there may be some spoilers. So if you have already watched the recent theatrical release of Thor Love and Thunder, then you can scroll through with no worries.
On the contrary, if you are a person who hasn’t watched the movie till now, then we warn you to scroll down at your own risk. So without further ado, let’s unravel why Loki was not part of Thor 4. So, here is the scoop on why Loki was not in Thor Love and Thunder
Reasons Why Loki Was Not in Thor 4, aka Thor: Love and Thunder
We understand that the true Marvel fans’ minds must be whirling with the question of Loki’s absence in the movie Thor 4. Don’t fret. Just stick with us for a minute to know why MCU has not decided to include Loki in the franchise. Folks, if you watched the movie closely, then you must have noticed that the plot’s timeline has been set. For the uninitiated, the whole story of Thor: Love and Thunder, aka Thor 4, is based on the Infinity Saga. And if you try to remember, the character of Loki was killed by Thanos. Marvel has killed the same character of Loki many times in the movies. And if you sitting confused about which timeline we are talking about. The God of Mischief, Loki, changes the sacred timeline in the Avengers (2012), and we see the beginning of his series, Loki (Disney+). Since the movie has been set post Infinity Saga, the character of Loki can’t return to Thor 4 as he is already dead.
The alternative Loki that was seen in the series is not connected with the mainstream MCU timeline. He is on a standalone journey through time. For this timeline of Thor, Loki is already dead. While we have loved to see Thor and Loki together, Loki has always found himself in dangerous situations. He was not able to survive Thanos, properly dead this time, it seems.
Will Loki and Thor Re-unite in Thor 5?
Yes, we know that after reading this, your mind must have popped up with the question of whether Loki and Thor will ever reunite in the later movies of the MCU. We might see Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the forthcoming part of the franchise, which is Thor 5. However, Marvel has neither confirmed nor dispelled the speculation of the plotline of Thor and Loki together. But as you know that Marvel has honed the craft of leaving its fans on a cliffhanger. At the end of Thor: Love and Thunder, we see Thor is busy raising Love (Gorr’s daughter) as a bee. So, for the time being, we can just hope that Marvel may try to bring these two brothers together in the next MCU movie.
So, this was the scoop on the reasons why Loki was not in Thor 4, aka Thor: Love and Thunder. Stay tuned for the daily dose of entertainment as more is coming your way.