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Tom Hiddleston Explains How 'Loki' Fits In to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

Tom Hiddleston Explains How 'Loki' Fits In to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

Tom Hiddleston is giving some background about his new series, Loki.

The 40-year-old actor spoke with TV Insider on Friday (June 4) about the upcoming Disney+ series and shared some insight about what’s in store for his character.

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Tom explained that Loki is “very confused and destabilized” in the series, having been arrested by Agent Michael M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) and the Time Variance Authority, as well as facing deletion from reality for his crimes against the sacred timeline, which is the main storyline for Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This “Variant Loki” is forced to help Agent Mobius and the TVA repair what he’s broken in the wake of his attempted invasion of Earth in 2012′s The Avengers.

“This is the Loki who went through the story of that first Avengers film,” Tom said. “He arrived on Earth, he had the Tesseract, he was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and imprisoned and had lots of interrogation by Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, and he invites an alien army to attack the city of Manhattan and is defeated by the assembled Avengers.”

Tom recalled that this is the god who is “smashed by the Hulk, rather like a ragdoll.”

“So this is that Loki,” he continued. “He’s been apprehended and is being taken from Stark Tower towards Central Park. But as you see in Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers from [2023] have gone back in time to 2012 to change things around.”

It’s at that point that Hulk causes a distraction that allows Loki to grab the dropped Tesseract and open a portal to disappear through time and space.

“Where he goes next,” Tom teased, “is where we start [in Loki].”

“I think what’s really interesting is that the audience broadly has better perspective on Loki than Loki does,” the actor continued. “Because the audience has seen the events of The Dark World, and Ragnarok, and Infinity War, and Endgame, and this is a Loki that doesn’t have any of that self-awareness. He hasn’t been on this arc of redemption and catharsis, and upon being apprehended by the TVA, he’s a very confused and destabilized being. He’s out of his comfort zone, a fish out of water, and not happy about it.”

You can check out the latest trailer for Loki here.

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