The latest clip released for the Loki series implies that Thor knew more about the concept of time travel than revealed in Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel Studios’ Loki hints that Fat Thor knew more about the concept of time travel than originally perceived in Avengers: Endgame. Marketing is in full swing for the upcoming Tom Hiddleston-led series for Disney+ where he will reprise his fan-favorite role as the Asgardian trickster. This will be the first outing for the God of Mischief separate from his brother but, somehow, Loki is still able to reveal potential new information about Thor.
The New York leg of the Avengers’ time heist in Endgame serves as the jumping-off point for Loki: the character’s unexpected escape with the Tesseract effectively puts him under the TVA’s radar and eventual custody. Specifics about the anti-hero’s new adventure are still unclear, but Loki will be compelled to help contain a far more dangerous threat, otherwise, he risks the possibility of being deleted from existence. Trailers have revealed that the God of Mischief will ultimately cooperate, sending him on a new mission where he comes face-to-face with other variants. It’s worth noting, however, that the events of the Marvel Studios’ project take place in a branched timeline, and it will feature a pre-redeemed Loki who has just suffered his humiliating defeat in The Avengers.
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That being said, Loki might still indirectly reveal new details about the primary MCU timeline, particularly about his brother. In the new clip released by Marvel Studios for the series, the trickster is officially introduced to Agent Mobius M. Mobius who saves him from being killed by the TVA. Skeptical of his savior, Loki goes into a rant about the time-keepers including who they are and what they do; he even mocks their existence. Surprisingly, he’s well-versed about the organization, and given the brief amount of time that he’s been in his custody, chances are that he has previous knowledge of them before personally becoming their prisoner/operative. So, if Loki did know about the TVA and he’s spent much of his life with the God of Thunder growing up in Asgard up until this point, Fat Thor may have also known about them during their discussions about the rules and possibilities of time travel in Endgame.
Assuming that this indeed the case, why didn’t the Asgardian Prince mention the time-keepers as they hatched their plan for the time heist? Granted that he was in such a rough mental and physical shape, he still remembered significant details about Reality Stone enough to share them with the rest of the group. Since accidentally creating branched timelines wasn’t a consequence that the heroes foresaw and certainly no one expected that there’s an organization responsible for protecting the timeline of the universe, it would’ve been helpful had Thor said anything about the existence of the TVA. However, unlike the information he provided about the Infinity Stones, learning about the said organization could’ve made them hesitate about going through with the mission. And at that point, Fat Thor was hell-bent on undoing the Decimation to cope with his guilt about failing to stop Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
Behind-the-scenes, this can simply be explained by the fact that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo weren’t aware at that point what the plans were for Loki. Chances are that Marvel Studios hadn’t even figured out the specifics of the show and what might unfold in Phase 4 of the MCU that early. As the TVA is set up to play a role in the MCU moving forward, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the time-keepers eventually encounter the Avengers themselves. If that happens, perhaps Thor can finally share his knowledge to catch his superhero team up on what the organization is all about.
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