With Disney+ launching in North America next week, Marvel has begun to make their presence known on the platform.
During San Diego Comic Con this past July and D23 in August, Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios made one thing very clear – the original Marvel series for Disney+ would not be for those unfamiliar with the MCU and its goings-on.
While most of the movies offer a jumping-in point for casual viewers, the Disney+ series will directly follow the movies and tie into them, meaning questions you walk out with of future movies may hold answers in the shows on the streaming service.
Feige had previously confirmed that not only would Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange receive a sequel, excitingly titled Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but the Disney+ series WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, would tie directly into it. How exactly is yet to be seen.
Today, however, Feige also offered up the news that the Tom Hiddleston-led series Loki will be another factor in the Dr. Strange sequel which, while exciting, has many fans left wondering how and why that is.
Loki was last seen dead at Thanos’ hand in Avengers: Infinity War in the prime timeline, and when our heroes traveled back to 2012 New York in Avengers: Endgame, the Loki in that timeline was able to acquire the Tesseract and get away.
The Loki series will follow that version of the character and just where he disappeared to, but how this will tie into Multiverse of Madness is completely up in the air.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently began filming and will see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return to the roles of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes (respectively. The series also stars Daniel Brühl, Emily Vancamp and Wyatt Russell.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will release in theatres on May 7, 2021 and Loki will premiere on Disney+ the same year.