Loki as a show will have more impact than any of the MCU shows so far, is a statement by none other than Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself. We have to say that the three of the MCU’s OTT outings are here. Now, they hold quite a bar for the movies. They are no less and add in great in-depth storytelling for MCU. Something that builds a platform for bigger movies in Cinema. While these outings have been interesting, Loki which initially felt away from the main storyline, established quite an important factor for the direction MCU is heading. So here we are discussing how the events of Loki Will Effect The Future Timeline of MCU here today.
Loki as a show might feel like it follows the story of Loki. But originally, it tells the bigger picture of MCU we are about to see from the eyes of this character. Four episodes are in for the show, and the fourth brought in a big conflict. That may have a huge effect on how universes work and disrupt the harmony we have since the end of Infinity Saga. Now there are subtle hints the show gave away for us to follow that lead us to the future movies of MCU and their plots. The rumors of the multiverse in Doctors Strange: Multiverse Of Madness. Then multiple Spider-Man castings and a lot more. So let’s see how these all come together because of Loki and how it may have an effect on the future timeline of MCU.
How Loki Will Effect The Future Timeline Of MCU?
The Truths And Lies Of TVA
So let’s start with the foundation of Loki. This is the story of 2012’s Loki. Is it, though? Or is this the story of something far greater? Here comes the cue for TVA, who appears in the opening moments of the series. For the entire run of the series, the first two episodes kind of established what TVA does and where it came from. Plus, how they control everything that happens in the universe of MCU. Everything is meant to happen the way Time Keepers who created the TVA and Sacred Timeline wants. Nothing changes. If it does, TVA fixes it to run the way it always should have been.
In the beginning, we somewhat bought into TVA and the fact that they do control the universe. Furthermore, everything the universes and powers we saw until in MCU is nothing in front of them. Until Sylvie, a Loki variant who enchants her magic to transport a person into the past and see their history broke it down. Traveling into one of the TVA Officer’ past revealed saw that the fact that every TVA member who claims Time Keepers are the one who created the multi-universe and them. Well, that fact turned out to be a brutal lie.
The TVA Officers are also the variants much like everyone else, and Time Keepers were mere robots, as we saw towards the end of The Loki Episode 4. Plus, it was maybe the TVA who were the ones messing with the timeline after all. For example, for one reason or two, at the beginning of the Loki Episode 4, they abducted Sylvie before ending her reality. Why did they do that? Well, we didn’t see a Nexus event happening by playing with Asgardian toys. Anyway, we may have answers in the coming episodes as we know TVA are the ones to blame. Now, if not TVA, then who is ruining the Timeline after all. There comes the Kang Theory in Loki, which might give us some clues and how it may affect the future timeline of MCU.
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Kang The Conqueror Theory
Well, Loki as a show heavily hints at the arrival of Kang The Conqueror in the coming phases of MCU. Well, he is officially confirmed as the villain for Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantamania. The talented Jonathan Majors is picking up the role. To people who don’t know Kang The Conqueror. Long story short, he is a scientist from the future of the 31st century. He was living in quite a peaceful time but was bored and decided to travel back and cause chaos. Throughout his time-traveling adventures, he picked up various roles and had his own downfall in the future. Something TVA is supposed to stop.
Anyway, there is a storyline in Marvel Comics where due to Kang’s constant time travels, there are a number of variants among the universe who come together to blame. This comes to the point an entire council of Kang is brought in to determine which Kang should be erased and which should be kept. But here in MCU, we can say that TVA could be Kang’s way of controlling the mess he has made. He might be saving his timeline by erasing the ones that don’t matter to him. So, this way, we might have the big baddie Kang who might be messing in Loki, and this mess may have an effect on the future timeline of MCU. There is more to this Kang Theory, but as we are talking about variants, let’s come to Spider-Man: No Way Home’s rumors first.
The Variant Element That May Answer Spider-Man: No Way Home Rumors
As we all know, how big of the news was last year was when rumors of previous Spider-Men returning to reprise their roles came in. That too for one film which is Marvel’s third Spider-Man film in the MCU’s trilogy of the web-slinger. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s iteration came in as a rumor. That too with their supporting casts such as Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy. Furthermore, if not the heroes. Then the arrival from each of this universe’s villains, as in Jamie Fox’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, was officially confirmed.
So as we saw in TVA, each character has a variant of his own right in another universe. The variant could be similar or completely different, and even his universe may be similar or completely different. Loki as a show might come to an end to a shocking conclusion. Something that will mess the timeline up once we meet the actual culprit behind TVA. Thus, establishing the benchmark for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness.
So answering the theory, you might have guessed that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s iterations might be the variants of Spider-Man from the different universes. The mishap might have brought the different universes to align or at least crossover the variants at the wrong universe and wrong time. Thus leaving our original web-slinging hero of MCU, as in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, to untangle the dots. Now we have villains, but the big baddie is definitely the one behind TVA from Loki. If that is Kang The Conqueror, this may answer us its connection to Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania.
Loki And TVA’s Connection To Quantum Realm and Ant And The Wasp: Quantamania
We already have a subtle hint of Kang The Conqueror’s connection with Loki in the form of Ravonna. One of the villains we could say of Loki. We saw Ravonna dedicated to protecting what TVA stands for, even if she knows the truth. So, Ravonna, in fact in the comics, is the lover of Kang The Conqueror. So there is a clue why she might be so loyal to TVA and the way it works. Plus, in case Kang The Conqueror is the villain here, it also reveals that TVA and he might exist in the Quantum Realm.
Yes, TVA made time travel sound easy, but the whole phenomenon in MCU is built upon Quantum Realm. Let’s go back to the Ant-Man and The Wasp and its climax for a minute. Remember the time Hank rescue Janet and left Quantum Realm. In doing so, we had a glimpse of what looks like a city in the Realm. In comics, the city is called Cronopolis. Also referred to as the Time City, which was ruled by none other than Kang The Conqueror.
This answer a few question that about Loki And TVA and the theory that TVA in fact is situated in Quantum Realm. First, the fact that Mobius mentioning how TVA works through a timeline is the same way Hank Pym states the time work in Quantum Realm. Then as Hank Pym says, Quantum Real is a mini-universe of its own. The reason why Infinity Stones don’t work there and why they are paperweights in Loki. So this may all come true, or MCU might pull off something great. Until then, keep watching Loki available to stream on Disney+.