The multiverse has been the linchpin of the new MCU saga, following the climax of the Infinity Stones and Thanos himself. This has led to some amazing moments, like the return of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X or the introduction of John Krasinski’s Reed Richards. One of the biggest moments was the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as they teamed up with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man No way home.
However, none of this would have been possible without Tom Hiddlestons Loki. Last year’s Disney+ adventure saw the proper introduction to the multiverse – in fact, it’s the events of the series that allow these infinite possibilities to exist in the first place.
Now it’s almost time for the show to return for its second season. The cast and crew are in the middle of production after getting their first look at D23 just a few weeks ago.
In an interview about his return next year, Tom Hiddleston also took the time to share his thoughts on how much fun the MCU’s multiverse has been – and also his reaction to having three Spider-Men sharing the screen at the same time.
Tom Hiddleston on Three Spider-Men
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tom Hiddleston spoke about it Loki last year’s introduction of the multiverse and how it has grown since then, including bringing multiple Spider-Men to the world.
Hiddleston started talking about them “extraordinary puzzle” that was Loki‘s first season and how the series placed its chaotic god of mischief “Inside [an] Institution of order and structure and form:”
“The first season felt like this extraordinary jigsaw puzzle where Loki pulled out of everything that was familiar to him and everything that was familiar to the audience about his relationship with everyone in the MCU and into an unknown world on the Time Variance Authority was introduced to the TVA, and bringing his kind of chaotic improvisational quality to this institution of order and structure and form… and he reaches the end of this journey and the end of [those] six episode[s] and all the complexity of the confrontation with Sylvie, and comes back and Mobius and [Hunter B-15] don’t know who he is.”
Hiddleston continued, exclaiming as he did “couldn’t wait” to continue this journey and answer all the questions the show has raised:
“So it ends with almost the biggest question mark of all, which is: Who am I? Where am I? So I couldn’t wait to embark on answering these questions and complete the journey. I think… we’re just getting started with season one in terms of introducing the multiverse and a new multiverse with infinite possibilities with variants.”
The actor then recalled being tickled by him Spider-Man: No Way Home and seeing three variants of Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland) on screen, something he was familiar with, having experienced filming with multiple Loki variants at once:
“You know, it’s been out since season one, it was really exciting. I remember watching Spider-Man: No Way Home and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, there are three Spider-Mans in there, [and we have] Two Lokis’… (laughs) is a kind of – or Multiverse of Madness, it’s something that’s real and exists now because it’s as alive to audiences as it was to us when we made it [but] we had to keep it very quiet.”
The magic of multiversal variants
Tom Hiddleston sounds like he enjoyed it No way home‘s big Spider-Man moments, just like most MCU fans. The collaboration of three Spider-Men is the perfect example of what the Multiverse can achieve when it comes to MCU storytelling – and Hiddleston has been there from the start.
Hopefully both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield can sneak in one more appearance before the Multiverse saga wraps up. The obvious best place for this would be during Avengers: Secret Warsespecially since no one knows what’s going on Spiderman 4 Now.
As for LokiThe upcoming second season of will hopefully be able to delve even deeper into the multiverse this time around and really explore some insane new timelines.
While the D23 trailer didn’t reveal much, it seemingly promised a spooky and unsettling adventure. Not to mention all the teasing from Kang’s newfound variants and her reign of power.
The series is slated to hit Disney+ sometime next summer, but no specific date has been set.