Loki Season 2 promises to be another big MCU entry. But just where does this complex time-travel saga fit in the MCU timeline?
Obviously, a series involving time travel is difficult to pinpoint in any specific time frame. One that utilizes alternate realities and timelines is even more complex. That’s a challenge to figure out with Loki Season 2, especially due to various factors around.
The series follows an alternate version of the God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston), who was spared in the alternate timeline shown in Avengers: Endgame. He’s captured by the Time Variance Authority, a group that supervises the timeline and even eliminates alternate realities that get out of hand.
Supervised by Mobius (Owen Wilson), Loki spent Season 1 hunting a female variant nicknamed Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). They eventually released the TVA bosses, the Timemasters were literally puppets for He Who Remains, a variant of Kang (Jonathan Majors).
Kang warned the pair that he had fought a war against his fellow variants to maintain this timeline and was the only one protecting it. Sylvie killed him, which altered history with Loki finding not only did no one at the TVA know him but a statue of Kang was about.
Season 2 thus looks at how Loki and Mobius hunt down Kang, with one version of him working in 1900s America as Victor Timely. Loki also has to find a way to undo the damage he and Sylvie caused.
Loki’s place in the MCU timeline
The post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania showed Loki and Owen checking out inventor Victor Timely, with Loki warning his friend how dangerous the man is. The season was shot before Majors was involved in a legal issue that might jeopardize Marvel’s plans for him.
It appears the new season is set at the same time as Secret Invasion and the upcoming The Marvels. Again, as the show involves a lot of time travel, Loki can give hints at the future, perhaps one ruled by Kang that has to be undone by the Avengers.
While it’s placed after Secret Invasion in the MCU history on Disney+, Loki’s very nature means it crosses with other eras of the MCU and could offer a peek at what’s to come and what dangers the MCU heroes have to face.
Loki Season 2 premieres Friday, October 6 on Disney+.