'Quantumania' Teases a Multiversal Manhunt in 'Loki' Season 2 (SPOILERS)
Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Season 1 of Loki and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Following the Season 1 finale of Disney Plus's Loki, fans have been (im)patiently waiting for Season 2 of the Marvel series! Even though we know who's behind the TVA now, everything could change, and the weight of the multiverse could fall onto Loki's shoulders.
Loki does a little something of everything to satisfy MCU fans; between Easter eggs and comic book references, we were never without theories about what could come. And now, with a Season 2 tease during the second post-credits scene in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we have a lot of predictions about what could go down.
'Quantumania' hints that Loki and Mobius hunt Kang variants in 'Loki' Season 2.
By the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, audiences are eager to learn what upcoming MCU projects the post-credits scenes will tease. Luckily, the second and final end-credits scene perfectly sets up Season 2 of Loki.
The short sequence — which brings viewers back to the early 1900s — shows off another Kang variant, Victor Timely. He's up on a stage and speaking to an audience about how time is everything and shapes our lives, adding that he thinks we can shape time as well ... oh boy, that doesn't sound too good.
The camera then slowly pans to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) sitting in the audience, looking confused yet terrified at the same time. The scene ends shortly after, but the footage shown is enough for us to predict that Season 2 of Loki will likely see Loki and Morbius traveling the multiverse to hunt down Kang variants.
Leaked photos hint that Season 2 of 'Loki' will also take place in the 1970s.
While photo leaks are rare for Loki, which was reportedly filmed mostly on a set in Atlanta, an on-location shoot in London with some leaked photos revealed that Season 2 could be at least partly set in the 1970s. Thanks to some movie posters situated outside of the Noël Theatre in London, it seems Loki and Mobius will also travel to the '70s to track down Kang variants.
The film posters themselves are styled to look like they're from the '70s, and some very real titles on the posters, such as Herbie Rides Again, Airport 1975, and Earthquake all premiered in 1974 in the U.K.
Another hint proves that Loki is set in the same world as Eternals, as one of the posters features Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) as the movie's star. Other posters, such as Phone Ranger and Zaniac, are references to deep-cut Marvel comic book characters.
In the leaked photos, Tom Hiddleston is no longer wearing a TVA jacket, and it doesn't appear as if there are any TVA agents with him. On the other hand, it is clear that Mobius is definitely a major part of Loki Season 2, since he appears on set with Tom in the photos, and based on the Quantumania end-credits scene, the dynamic duo is working together to take down Kang.
We have some of our own predictions as to what could happen in 'Loki' Season 2.
In Season 2 of Loki, anything can happen, but we have some ideas based on what we already know. While Loki and Sylvie’s journey to find He Who Remains is the main plot of the first season, the side plot centers on Ravonna Renslayer.
In the Season 1 finale, we learn that she also lived on Earth as a teacher at Franklin D. Roosevelt high school in 2018. So how did she become the unwavering Judge Renslayer? We might find out in Season 2.
However, there are a million different ways that Season 2 could go. (Alternate time branches, anyone?) One possibility is that Loki and Ravonna team up since they’re the only ones who really know what’s going on.
Now that Loki knows who’s behind the TVA and how to get there, Ravonna could use Loki to get to him as well. In the comic books, Ravonna and Kang have a romantic relationship, and we definitely wouldn’t mind seeing that play out in Season 2.
What will happen to Loki and Sylvie in 'Loki' Season 2?
Loki and Sylvie begin Season 1 as foes, become friends (and almost lovers), and end as foes once again. So what is going to happen to their relationship? Sylvie shows Loki that he can love and that he can form relationships with people.
She shows him that he doesn’t have to be alone, which is what he’s been afraid of all his life as an outsider. But in the end, they disagree on what to do with the fate of the “Sacred Timeline.”
We have no doubt that Loki and Sylvie will find each other again; they seem to be fated to cross paths. So when they do find each other, we predict that they’re going to team up once again. Sylvie will have to realize that Loki is right to consider the possibilities, but they’re the only ones more powerful than Alioth who can take down Kang.
In some ways, Season 2 of Loki might be reminiscent of a show like The Good Place, in which the main characters consistently come together again and again to solve life’s biggest questions. Once Loki does get Mobius back on his side, they could jump around time to try to get the timeline back on track.
Could we see more historical references? More Marvel Easter eggs? We hope that Season 2 ends in a true time-and-space-altering battle between the Lokis and the TVA agents versus Kang the Conqueror.
Season 2 of Loki will begin streaming in summer 2023, only on Disney Plus.