A new rumor about the Loki limited series announced for Disney+ is making the rounds today. The last time we saw Loki, he was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. That may not be an issue for his series, however, as Tom Hiddleston will be reprising the role and narrating from the afterlife.
I must emphatically reiterate that this is an unconfirmed rumor that pairs best with a grain of salt. It comes from That Hashtag Show, though they caution that they have not been able to verify this information with a second source.
Many assumed that Loki would be a prequel in the MCU timeline, considering the title character’s death in Infinity War. He could be alive again by the end of Avengers: Endgame, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to be the case. Loki will still be dead and telling his life story from Valhalla, or somewhere else if his road to redemption wasn’t enough.
This rumor opens up the possibility of Hiddleston not being the only actor to play Loki in the series. There could be a much younger version of the character taking some (or most) of the screen time. We have seen a young Loki before, as played very briefly by Ted Allpress in 2011’s Thor. This, however, would be much more of a featured role and perhaps a teenage Loki, as we have seen in Marvel Comics.
Assuming Loki remains dead after Endgame this makes a lot of sense. We have seen most of Loki’s adventures in the MCU since we met him in Thor. There are gaps in the timeline that could be covered with a limited series, like Loki ruling Asgard as Odin between Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, but there might not be enough there that Marvel Studios wants to cover.
Going back in Loki’s life and telling stories that take place prior to Thor gives Marvel Studios a lot more room to work with. If the studio is going back that far, it isn’t much of a stretch for Marvel to explore at least a few events from Loki’s formative years (or centuries).
SOURCE: That Hashtag Show