‘Loki’ Writer Michael Waldron On Building ‘A New Corner Of The MCU’

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Loki head writer Michael Waldron opened up about how the cosmic Disney Plus series is developing a new side of the MCU.

With less than a month to go until Loki finally debuts on our screens, many fans are already speculating about what the God of Mischief will be up against as the latest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfolds each week. A new clip recently arrived online after thanks to the MTV Movie & TV awards, teasing what writer Michael Waldron has been cooking up for the Disney Plus series. But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Waldron explained what Loki is aiming to do.

During the interview, Michael Waldron explained that a huge part of Loki’s story is grappling with his difficult identity thanks to his history as the son of a frost giant, a misaligned villain and eventually an anti-hero within the MCU. However, the head writer of the show also explained that by bringing in the Time Variance Authority, Loki is building a new corner of the MCU. Take a look at his words below.

“Loki’s a character that’s always reckoning with his own identity, and the TVA, by virtue of what they do, is uniquely suited to hold up a mirror to Loki and make him really confront who he is and who he was supposed to be. The TVA is just an entirely new world [with] a new cast of characters, and that’s what felt most exciting about the show: building a new corner of the MCU.’ What if this was the best show ever?’ I think that was literally my pitch. My pitch for the show was kind of a big, crazy, fun-time adventure.”

What do you make of the head writer’s words about Loki? Are you excited to see the new series? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki:

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.

Loki will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus starting June 9. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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