When we last saw Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, he had just absconded with the Tesseract—or perhaps it absconded with him. Either way, Loki split, Infinity Stone in hand, and created a whole new timeline of adventures, and we’ve finally gotten a peek at what’s going on—and a release date: Loki arrives on Disney+ in May 2021.
Marvel isn’t going to make you struggle to remember what happened in Endgame: this teaser goes right back to the moment Loki vanished with the stone, and picks up with him… somewhere else. Before long, he’s imprisoned (again!) at a place called the TVA, where time doesn’t work as the trickster might expect it to. (The trailer doesn’t tell you what TVA stands for: it’s the Time Variance Authority, which keeps tabs on alternate realities.) As Owen Wilson tells him: “You’ll catch up.”
Every gorgeous shot of this teaser is, well, an incredible tease: Is that Black Widow’s red bob we see briefly? What’s with the prison collars? Why are they watching projections of moments from Loki’s past? How does Loki wind up spiffed up in modern clothes and on a plane?
“Brother? Heimdall? You’d better be ready,” Loki says before vanishing, midair, in a rainbow splash. In this timeline, a lot of things could be possible. We’ll find out in May, which can’t get here soon enough.