Avengers: Infinity War has made a huge impact on the Box Office and our minds with the insane amount of thrill it brought upon us. Marvel was saving all the death and destruction for this one as none of the big characters really died in the previous movies except for the side characters and two of the Supers in the name of Quicksilver and Yondu. Even the trickster god of Mischief met his demise.
Well, the movie did tease that Loki’s death was permanent as Thanos himself said it. He has been known to fake his own death, but this time, the way it was presented, it felt real. He had a whole change of heart, evolving from being a notorious villain to a hero, a brother and finally taking his right as Odinson, he died a heroic death at the hands of the Mad Titan. Tom Hiddleston himself confirmed that Loki did die for sure in the Infinity War. He said:
“So, I’ve known about that scene for two years. I met with Marvel in May 2016, and they were actually telling me the story of Ragnarok with concept art and images. The Russos came in, and I introduced myself. So, all four of us sat down, and they said this is how Infinity War begins. My whole journey through making Thor: Ragnarok — I knew this was coming. By the end of Thor: Ragnarok, Loki has been accepted as Thor’s brother again.”
But, we can’t just leave out the fact that he is Loki! He cannot just go straight up and sacrifice himself for the greater good. It was a sorrowful move but with him, there is always a trick ready at the back of his head. So how could he have died just like that? It is just unbelievable. A Redditor has come up with a theory that actually points at the evidence which suggests that Loki did survive.
Here’s the detail:
“Loki is right handed. If you look, in movies since Thor 1 to Avengers 1 to Ragnarok, he wields with his right hand. He holds weapons with his right and the sceptre in Avengers with his right. There are two occasions he uses his left hand (that I’ve found). One, when he fakes his own death in Dark World. You can find him holding the dagger with his left hand during the entire scene. Two, when he stabs Thanos. So, Loki’s illusion uses his left hand because he’s a mirrored version? The Loki that was killed in the beginning of IW was an illusion and he’s still out there, maybe disguised or just in hiding.”
Another theory from a Reddit fan suggests the similar conclusion that the Loki who came in for a stab was actually an illusion within an illusion. Here’s what it says:
“Loki has a strong tendency towards self-preservation, and he knows Thanos. So, his actions at the beginning of [Infinity War] are very out of character. Conclusion: The Loki who is killed by Thanos is not actually Loki. Loki wouldn’t sacrifice himself unless he thought he actually had a chance, and he had to know he didn’t.”
Just imagine, Loki showing up in Avengers 4, bringing in Valkyrie, Korg and Miek into the mix. That should not actually be surprising for any of us because only he has the capability to pull this off. Even if this does not happen, Loki is going to be in Avengers 4 as seen in the set photos. He is going to be a part of one of the time travel sequences which takes the story back to the very end of the battle of New York in the first Avengers movie.
Loki has already used the Illusion in Thor: The Dark World, and if he does the same here, then it would definitely feel repetitive. Also, the greatness of Thanos would also be undermined. So don’t expect him to actually be alive, because his survival may be highly unlikely even after having read these theories.
Let’s see what Avengers 4 has in store for us. Here’s the official Synopsis of the film:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”