If you still haven't seen Avengers: Endgame...well at this point, I can't even comprehend why you haven't. But, if you actually haven't, here's your SPOILER ALERT.
If you're like me, antiheroes are your favorite characters, and even if you're not, it's hard not to like the Norse God of Mischief and Thor's brother, Loki.
At the end of Thor: Ragnarok, we see Loki on a ship with Thor, Valkyrie, and the other Asgardians trying to find a new home on Earth. However, they're ship is blocked by one piloted by Thanos, who is after the space stone, which Loki has.
The story continues in Avengers: Infinity War. Loki pledges his allegiance to Thanos, to trick him into letting his guard down so the Hulk could defeat him. The plan failed. Thanos beat the Hulk and partially blinded Thor, and of course, he gets the space stone.
Loki tries to pledge his allegiance to Thanos a second time, but Thanos no longer trusts him and Loki ends up dead--this time for real, not like when he faked his death at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers Infinity War - Opening Scene - Loki and Heimdall Death Scene - THOR vs THANOS - HD Bluray www.youtube.com
However, thanks to time travel, that's not true anymore.
In Avengers: Endgame, our favorite heroes devise a plan to bring back everyone Thanos snapped away from existence: time travel and gather all the infinity stones before Thanos does.
Of course things don't always go according to plan. Tony Stark, Scott Lang, and Steve Rogers (Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Captain America) try to get the space stone from 2012 New York.
Also there is the 2012 version of Loki, who fans loved seeing:
me when loki showed up for five seconds in endgame https://t.co/4MqkPYDaAs— teja ४ (@teja ४)1557589076.0
loki was in endgame for 2 minutes but he still managed to mess up the big plan and get out of it with an infinity s… https://t.co/16hT6V0vXP— joanne ४ (@joanne ४)1557327208.0
my fav thing abt loki in endgame is how he literally just lost the invasion but instead of being angry and all "gah… https://t.co/O3WcqP5Nrt— 𝒇𝒂𝒚 || biochain comm (@𝒇𝒂𝒚 || biochain comm)1557417147.0
Things go awry and 2012 version of Loki, still alive, grabs the space stone instead and teleports away to who knows where.
He never shows up again in the movie, so it's unclear what happened to him or where he ended up.
Fans were all wondering the same thing, and finally, the Russo brothers (Joe and Anthony, aka the directors of the film) told us what we wanted to know.
Avengers: Endgame directors hint Loki series could feature Captain America https://t.co/ipifFPLJqt— Entertainment Weekly (@Entertainment Weekly)1557938367.0
Loki can be considered an antihero, but at the end of the day, he is a self serving villain.
That's why it's easy to believe he creates his own timeline using the space stone, which is what Joe said:
"Loki, when he teleports away with the Space Stone, would create his own timeline."
"It gets very complicated, but it would be impossible for Cap to rectify the timeline unless he found Loki. The minute that Loki does something as dramatic as take the Space Stone, he creates a branched reality."
"We're dealing with this idea of multiverses and branched realities. So there are MANY realities."
People on Twitter could hardly contain their excitement:
@EW my head says: no chance of this my heart says: yes please 🙏— Mary Kate 💫🖤 (@Mary Kate 💫🖤)1557941151.0
@EW Be still, my heart.— Sheila Simpson (@Sheila Simpson)1557962669.0
the audience when they saw loki taking the tesseract in endgame https://t.co/fAoR0Ked0U— ⎊ (@⎊)1557636265.0
blessing your timeline with tom hiddleston saying "lots of loki love from me" with a matching wink at the end 😭💚 https://t.co/Gb2lrqgDgb— leann ⎊ (@leann ⎊)1557205835.0
Of couse, we knew Disney is planning on launching a new TV show centered on Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston. The project was announced before Endgame came out, but the events of Infinity War had fans wondering if the show could be a prequel.
We're happy its not:
Disney CEO Bob Iger apparently confirmed that the Loki series will take place at some point after 2023 (after the e… https://t.co/9yPFGnfkBY— Cade Grimm ☀️ LOKI SERIES ४ (@Cade Grimm ☀️ LOKI SERIES ४)1557395825.0
And of course there was an outpouring of love for Loki in general:
#Thor #Loki #endgame Did you miss me? 💫 https://t.co/lG610omOUR— TheDanielHD (@TheDanielHD)1557333175.0
can't get over how Loki caught Clint's arrow, that smik tho https://t.co/hGuCvOz0si— claudia ☀️ (@claudia ☀️)1557608852.0
nobody’s funnier than loki n u can’t change my mind https://t.co/8E0PGDOLgF— diana (@diana)1557507625.0
loki doing THAT face. that’s it. that’s the tweet https://t.co/4RzW7U066v— crap bag ४ saw endgame x2 (@crap bag ४ saw endgame x2)1558019645.0
Loki can be such a tearjerker, especially when it comes to his relationship with his brother:
Thor vs Loki - Fight Scene - The Avengers | Movie CLIP HD www.youtube.com
[HD 720p] "I'm here" Movie Clip www.youtube.com
It's clearly unanimous. The fact that Loki lives is cause for celebration.
Celebration of him:
Happy #Loki day 💕 https://t.co/FazAXn7Rs3— Ellie ४ saw Endgame ☀// SO MANY SPOILERS (@Ellie ४ saw Endgame ☀// SO MANY SPOILERS)1557519975.0
We don't know when Loki's next appearance in Marvel movie will be, or in what capacity, but at least we have the Disney TV show to look forward to.
The show will be released on Disney's brand new streaming service, Disney+, which launches on November 12th 2019, but no release date for the TV series has been announced yet.
Whenever it comes out, we're excited to see Loki on our small screens, and we can't wait to see more from our favorite mischief maker!