Tom Hiddleston has been dropping hints about the potential for bringing back characters who have died in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Loki’s newfound ability to time-slip. In season two of the show, the title character learns how to control his time-slipping, allowing him to travel to specific dates and times at will.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hiddleston was able to discuss the show’s finale without giving away any spoilers, thanks to the end of the 118-day actors strike. Fallon took the opportunity to ask the actor about various Marvel fan theories, including how Loki’s time-slipping abilities could impact the MCU.
One theory that Fallon presented was whether Loki could use time-slipping to go back and find characters like Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man. Hiddleston playfully responded by pointing finger guns at the host, acknowledging the interesting possibilities that come with Loki’s new abilities.
He explained that Loki has the ability to move between past, present, and future, creating a scenario where he could potentially visit a time when characters like Tony Stark or Natasha Romanoff are still alive. Hiddleston then humorously mentioned that death is a fluid concept in the Marvel universe, as characters often come back to life after dying, including Loki himself.
“Speaking for myself, Loki’s died a few times. I’m still here,” Hiddleston said. “I don’t know that death is necessarily … I mean, death is up for grabs, as an existential question! That’s all I can give you!”
The potential implications of Loki’s time-slipping abilities have sparked excitement among fans who are eager to see how the character could potentially interact with characters from the past, present, and future. With all episodes of Loki season two now streaming on Disney+, viewers can explore the full range of possibilities that come with Loki’s newfound powers.
As the MCU continues to expand and evolve, the prospect of characters being brought back through time-slip opens up exciting storytelling opportunities. While Hiddleston’s remarks were made in a lighthearted and playful manner, they have sparked speculation and anticipation among fans about the potential implications for the future of the MCU.
The concept of time-travel has been a popular theme in the Marvel universe, with characters like Doctor Strange and the Avengers using it to alter the course of history and prevent catastrophic events. With Loki now possessing his own time-manipulation abilities, the possibilities for crossover events and character reunions are endless.
As the MCU continues to introduce new storylines and characters, the potential for characters who have died to return through time-slip adds a new layer of complexity and intrigue to the overarching narrative. It remains to be seen how Loki’s abilities will shape the future of the MCU, but one thing is certain – fans are eagerly anticipating the possibilities that come with the character’s newfound powers.