Loki director Kate Herron has addressed the titular character’s relationships with Sylvie and the potential for any romantic entanglement between the two.
The second episode of Loki was one that ended with a jaw-dropping reveal. Specifically that the show was introducing another character named Sylvie who the internet quickly dubbed Lady Loki. The third episode of the series focused primarily on the two as they made their way through an apocalyptic planet. The dynamic between the two has led some to believe that a romantic relationship between the two may be on the table later down the road. Kate Herron, however, has shot this idea down.
During a recent interview with Thrillist, Kate Herron was asked if the episode was meant to be the start of a romantic relationship between the two. While the director didn’t give us a definitive no she did say that it was more intended to establish a comradery between the two as Loki does not have many friends:
For me, it was just about it becoming a character study. Not necessarily romantic, but Loki doesn’t have many friends, you know? He builds this friendship with Mobius across the second episode. It was really about crafting out characters that, by the time they get to the city at the end of the show, they’re going to work as a team. And they have to have gone on a journey and maybe they’ll be friends, we don’t know, but at least they are at a point where, “OK, I’ve got your back in this moment.”
I remember reading in Bisha’s writing, you really felt like you were with the characters and I remember that I loved the idea of [feeling] like you were in a real apocalypse for the first time, which sounds silly. When Loki and Mobius are at Pompeii, for example, that’s shown through Loki’s POV, right? He’s joyous and he cracked the case. Pompeii was horrific, but we’re seeing it through his perspective and he’s in a completely different headspace. Whereas Roxxcart, it’s got an element of this cracking the case when we start to peel back a bit and be like, “No, these apocalypses are quite scary.” And I think then, with Lamentis, it was the next step. It was like, “Actually, this is quite a scary scenario here.” The key for the finale bit was that I wanted the audience to feel like they were along for the ride with Sylvie and Loki as they try and get to the ark. So, that’s why I was like, “We should just have it as this big epic shot.”
What do you think of the relationship between Sylvie and Loki so far? Do you think it will become romantic? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for the new series:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the upcoming series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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