If you’ve seen the first episode of Loki, which premiered via Disney+ this past Wednesday, you’ll know just how well the team behind it did in establishing its rules of time travel and explaining the alternate timelines theory the show is built upon.
Behind the scenes, that was no easy task, with head writer and executive producer Michael Waldron (who is also spearheading Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) telling Supanova TV how it all came together, what they were aiming for with the series and more.
Following Supanova’s interview with Waldron, he took part in a global press conference alongside Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson (“Mobius”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Ravonna Renslayer”), Wunmi Mosaku (“Hunter -15”), Kate Herron (Director, Executive Producer) and Kevin Feige (Executive Producer), in which he noted that Loki was his “favourite character” in the MCU.
During the virtual event, attended by Supanova, Hiddleston said he responded with “a combination of delight and surprise” when he got the call saying he was going to get his own show.
“I was so excited by the idea,” he said, “and also, I had to scratch my head because that scene in Avengers: Infinity War had felt so final, so conclusive as the end of Loki’s story.
“But I knew that Avengers: Endgame was coming around the corner. And, in that scene in that film, Loki picks up the Tesseract and disappears in a puff of smoke. And where does he go? When does he go? How does he get there?
“Kevin, Louis D’Esposito and Victoria Alonso all reassured me that that would be the starting point of the series. And there were so many places we could go. So many possibilities to think about.”
Check out our interview with Loki director Kate Herron below and then head over to Disney+ to watch episode one!