Continuing on from the decade-long Infinity Stone-centric storyline, the Multiverse has turned into the greatest connection interfacing the ongoing MCU. Having first been referenced in Doctor Strange, the Multiverse was completely unraveled with the cliffhanger finishing of Loki, used to bring back fan top choices in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and will once again be the driving force behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
After a season brimming with time travel, Variants, and surprises, the climactic episode of Loki introduced Jonathan Majors' He Who Remains as the person pulling all the strings at the TVA. With his homicide on account of Sylvie came endless outcomes, making way for Kang the Conqueror's entry to the MCU and putting Tom Hiddleston's Loki in an alternate timeline TVA.
Loki Season 2 still can't seem to set an official premiere date, however, shooting is supposed to start this summer under Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Naturally, many are anticipating that the plot should associate with the Multiverse-centric Doctor Strange sequel, with Loki in any event, having been accounted for to show up in Multiverse of Madness.
Fans will have to wait and see if the God of Mischief pops up alongside Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch. In any case, Loki and Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron teased exactly how associated Season 2 will be with Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange 2 Writer Teases Loki Season 2 Connections
In an interview with The Playlist, Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron tended to how Season 2 of the Disney+ series will associate with the magical blockbuster.
When inquired as to whether Loki's 2nd season is associated with Multiverse of Madness, Waldron said that "one thing certainly informs the other," but "it should be good enough that it stands on its own:"
"The headaches I have are probably intertwined. I mean, it’s all intertwined and it’s all stands alone. Like a great comic universe, I think that one thing certainly informs the other. You’re going to have a better time watching the next chapter of an MCU story if you’ve seen the stuff before it. But also, hopefully, even if you’ve never if you’ve walked in off the street, you’ll still have a blast. It should be good enough that it stands on its own."
The Multiverse guru said that he's "really proud" of how the Doctor Strange sequel came together, in light of being found out if he was content with the end-product:
"I am. Yeah. Yeah. I am. I’m really proud of it."
Examining his talent at trying not to give spoiler-filled replies, Waldron said it comes from "a lot of practice," prior to proceeding to make sense of what making the Multiverse sequel during the pandemic was like:
"A lot of practice, man. A lot of practice. Look, that was 'Dr. Strange.' That feels like one long pandemic lockdown home video for me. To get to work with Sam Raimi and that crew and that cast. The circumstances under which we made that movie, you can’t help, but get incredibly close. And so, yeah. I think we made something we’re all really proud of."
Getting back to the subject of Loki, Waldron uncovered it was initially arranged "as though it would just be one season." But the writer shared his conviction that it's important for "each season to really stand alone," recommending the second season may not depend on the first:
"No. Originally, I mean, I really conceive and wrote a lot of the show kind of operating as though it would just be one season, which is the best way to do these things. And frankly, this is how I would’ve operated, even if I had known we were going to get a second season. I think it’s important for each season to really stand alone as its own thing. And so, yeah, I mean, it became clear, even as we were making it and still kind of refining episode six, that it felt like hey, this cast, this world is great and wow, there’s a lot more gas left in the tank. And yeah, there is certainly more story to tell here. And so that’s when we sort of shifted some things."
The Loki writer proceeded to affirm that the season had "a 1,000,000 unique endings" considered, including the "original one season-ending:"
"A million different endings. There’s always a different ending. But there was the original one season-ending, which I guess is just for me."
Waldron lastly said he is "totally" content with the outcome, imparting the credit for the finale to Eric Martin, with whom he composed the climactic episode:
"Totally, totally. That’s great. A lot of that work was done in tandem with Eric Martin who was there on set. Because I was over lockdown in London, making 'Dr. Strange' in the pandemic, and Eric and I wrote the finale together, and he deserves a lot of the credit for that great final moment."
How Could Loki Connect to Doctor Strange 2?
The reality of the situation will come out eventually whether Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief shows up in Multiverse of Madness. In any case, with Loki having been the series to at long last open up the Multiverse, it's not difficult to perceive how he could squeeze into things, particularly with Waldron taking care of composing obligations on both.
Maybe the Multiversal chaos that will plague Doctor Strange in his sequel may come from the occasions of Loki, accordingly constraining the sorcerer to go to the TVA or the God of Mischief for help. Yet, with the heroes of Loki actually making up for a lost time in the cliffhanger of the season finale, connecting the two might be hard to manage without making a confusing Season 2 debut.
While the Disney+ series may not straightforwardly tie into Multiverse of Madness, the profoundly expected blockbuster is supposed to have huge repercussions on the fate of the MCU, and as such could impact Season 2 in unpredictable ways.
Marvel Studios still can't seem to offer any conclusive statements about what's in store from Loki Season 2, yet fans can anticipate more announcements later in the year in the run-up to filming or maybe at either D23 or San Diego Comic-Con.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits cinemas on May 6, and every one of the six episodes of Loki are streaming now on Disney+.
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