Avengers: Endgame –
Avengers: Infinity War started off with the grand entrance of Thanos who beat down the Hulk, killed Heimdall, and the best villain of the MCU prior to him just like that! Loki had redeemed himself as a hero and died a gruesome death at the hands of Thanos. Since then, there has been a long debate upon whether Loki is alive or not.
Tom Hiddleston has himself confirmed the fact that Loki died for real in Infinity War. Here’s what 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.”
“When I came to shoot the scene in Infinity War, I think it’s very powerful he calls himself an Odinson, and that closes the whole journey of Loki and what he can do. It [Loki’s death] set the stakes up emotionally. It takes the stakes up dramatically. You know that Thanos is someone who’s more dangerous than anyone we’ve seen before.”
Even the directors Joe & Anthony Russo confirmed that “Loki is dead.” But still, no one is ready to believe that. Especially with Loki being a part of Avengers: Endgame in the scenes involving the battle of New York, we know that there is going to be time travel involved. So the countless theories that claim that Loki is going to come out alive in Avengers: Endgame may have a little weight. Also, we have seen that the word of the creatives behind Avengers: Endgame doesn’t mean squat! They are willing to lie to prevent spoilers, so anything really is possible.
Considering all that and denying the multiple confirmations for Loki’s survival, we have a Redditor named FantasticCreature who gives us a supposed “evidence” claiming why Loki did not himself attack Thanos & get his neck snapped. Here’s what he wrote:
“Loki isn’t dead. He used his clone power or whatever it’s called. He’s a god of mischief.
First of all, his suspicious “re-entrance” from the side after the Thanos and Hulk fight should be noted. Second, He’s not going to try to “sneakily” stab Thanos in front of him without using a clone, he’s not stupid. Third, Thor said something along the lines of “I don’t think he’s resurrecting this time” (also Thanos touched on that when he “killed” him) but when Thor said it I felt like the directors/writers were winking at us or reminding us in a too obvious way.
I’m sure there are hundreds of “Loki isn’t actually dead” theories but I wanted to throw my “evidence” (if you can even call it that) out there. Also because there are a lot of “everyone before the snap are dead” theories that I wanted to touch on Loki specifically because he seems like the most obvious one to be alive.”
The Redditor here does seem to have a point. While everyone was distracted by the dramatic entrance that Hulk made, Loki might have been looking after Thanos, and not lurking behind the walls. So, his entire “re-entrance” from the side could easily be an illusion. Sure Thanos is not a fool, but neither is Loki. At this point, we don’t know anything for certain.
We know that half of the Asgardians survived and Valkyrie is accompanying them. So, if Loki did not die, he could be heading for the rest of the Asgardians. But that does seem too far of a stretch. Let’s wait and see what the real deal is. It won’t be revealed in the trailer so we definitely have to wait until April 26. Here’s the official Synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“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.”