What “Formidable Opponents” Will Loki Face for His Disney+ Series? (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)

What “Formidable Opponents” Will Loki Face for His Disney+ Series? (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)


– What formidable opponents will Loki face for his Disney+ series? Ever since Marvel’s Hall H
panel at San Diego Comic-Con, we’ve been getting more and
more snippets and details about Marvel’s upcoming
slate of Disney+ shows, and considering how vast the
streaming offerings will be, it seems that Kevin Feige and company have burdened hungry fans
with glorious purpose: to sign up for Disney+. Between “WandaVision”, “Hawkeye”,
the Falcon and Bucky show, Marvel’s “What If…?”, and “Loki”, Disney+ is positioning
their catalog of shows to be can’t miss content, and just last week, we
learned some new info about everyone’s favorite
slimy trickster god, Loki, and his solo outing. – Surprise. – Since Loki’s had a bit
of a break from the MCU, fans have been curious to hear more about how his Disney+ show will play out. Speaking with MTV News,
Tom Hiddleston himself spilled some details about Loki’s spinoff. So what exactly did we learn about the staff-wielding prankster? – Sir, please put down the spear. – First of all, we learned
that the “Loki” series will have a six-episode run, and we know from “Avengers: Endgame” that the Loki we’ll be seeing in “Loki” is the Loki from The Battle of New York who slipped away with the Tesseract. That’s right, the greasy bad boy that you know and love will be back. – Your savior is here. – Get that silly
redemption arc outta here. However, the most interesting
nugget we got from Hiddlestix was in regards to who Loki might be squaring off against in the show. You have his specific
gifts, his intelligence, his treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents the like of which he
has never seen or known. Formidable opponents, you say? Do go on, Tom. We have a few questions for you. – Hey, hey, hey, hey, where are you going? – So let’s break down what exactly formidable opponents might mean and who they could be
in the “Loki” series. Now Marvel has a few different options for Loki’s formidable opponents, and we know the show will need
an antagonist of some kind, and who better than
some fellow Asgardians? First up, Enchantress. Enchantress is a magic-wielding Asgardian who is often teaming up
with the god of mischief and Skurge The Executioner but always has a bit of a crush on Thor. Hey, we’ve all been there. Enchantress’s other powers include manipulation and deception. The other possible Asgardian
we might see Loki face is Angela, Asgard’s assassin. Angie is fairly new to the Marvel comics but is already making waves being a fierce warrior and
daughter of Odin herself. More sibling rivalry is always
a good thing in the MCU. Just look at how well-received Cate Blanchett’s Hela
was in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Moving on to some other potential gods. We could also see the inclusion
of other Marvel mythologies breaking into the “Loki” series. Namely the Greek heroes Hercules or Ares. Both of these gods are
well-established in the comics and have both been Avengers at one point or another in the books, and as you can imagine,
Hercules is the more heroic god and would likely seek to end Loki’s fun, but much like Loki
himself, Ares likes to be on both sides of the fight
between good and evil. So he could prove to be
an ally or a foe of Loki’s depending on the scenario. Another hero team-up Loki could
wind up facing off against is Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, a.k.a. the original Ant-Man and The Wasp. We’ve heard previously that Loki will do a bit of time traveling thanks to the newly-retconned
abilities of The Space Stone, and we’ve seen from concept art that Loki will be popping up
in the 1970s at some point which is right around when Hank and Janet were at the peak of their micro-research. Seeing Loki take on
potentially de-aged versions of Michael Douglas’s Hank
and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet is definitely a possibility knowing how much Marvel
likes to use that tech. Plus, Loki, Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne have a bit of history in the comics. In the first “Avengers”
issue back in 1963, Loki’s evil scheming leads to
the creation of The Avengers and ends with Ant-Man trapping
Loki in a lead-lined tank which prompts The Wasp to suggest the superhero team call
themselves The Avengers. So there is precedent for these characters to interact from the comics. – An ant has no quarrel with a boot. – Last but not least, Loki could possibly come to blows with The Wrecking Crew. If you don’t wanna pull
out your long boxes, The Wrecking Crew are a group of villains who are a constant thorn in both Thor and The Avengers’ sides. The roster of The Wrecking
Crew consists of Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, and the Wrecker. Each member uses different abilities granted from Asgardian
magic to, well, wreck anything and everything
that gets into their way. Seeing the crew in the “Loki” series has additional potential
because the Wrecker wields an Asgardian crowbar
which was gifted to him because he was mistaken
for Loki at one time. Plus, the crew’s costumes
would definitely fit into the previously-mentioned
1970s aesthetic. Of course, this is all
just speculation for now. Marvel could even choose to create some totally original
opponents for Loki to fight. – I’m listening. – Whatever option they choose, it is exciting that we’ll get to see more of Loki’s misadventures
very, very soon, but what do you folks think? What hero or villain would you like to see Loki battle in the series? Which Disney+ show are
you most excited to see? And do you prefer bad Loki or good Loki? What are we talking about? Every Loki is great Loki. – This will be such fun. – Let’s discuss. Thanks for watching. If you like what you saw, why not give us a like and subscribe? If you wanna get notified every time we go live with a show
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