Loki’s first episode is finally streaming on Disney+. I, for one, am too excited to see how the show pans out in its entirety. You know it’s going to be total chaos when the God of Mischief single-handedly reigns drama in the TVA. The show has already established that the Endgame Time Heist was approved by the Time Keepers and that Infinity Stones are not more than a plaything for the Time Variance Authority. But what if I tell you that Loki Loki could lead to the debut of Man-Thing in the MCU?
Here’s How Loki Could Lead to the Debut of Man-Thing
Let me take you on a quick flashback to WandaVision. The idea of “nexus events” was already teased in the first installment of Phase 4. Moreover, Wanda herself is oftentimes referred to as a “Nexus Being” in the Marvel source material. These nexus events are what cause the multiverse. Apart from this reference, In Avengers: Endgame, the Ancient One suggested these branches in time would take place if the Infinity Stones weren’t returned to their proper place in time. Although she didn’t call them nexus events at the time.
But Loki has normalized it even further. The show has suggested that the nexus events can be something as simple as showing up late for work in the “sacred timeline.” And these are already pre-written by the Time-Keepers. Moreover, the very nature of Marvel’s Phase 4 and Loki can easily bring the Nexus of All-Realities to the big screen.
Who’s The Man-Thing?
Before we think too much, let me queue you in about the creature. The Nexus of All-Realities is an interdimensional gateway guarded by Man-Thing. He’s the one who serves as its keeper. So one can simplify it and say that From the Nexus of All Realities, you can practically get to any point in the multiverse you want. Hence came the need for an active guardian of the locale.
You may think – Why is he talking about the Man-Thing so quickly into the show? Well, the reason is that he has already been introduced in the MCU in Thor: Ragnarok. His face can be seen on the tower of the Grandmaster. The inclusion of the Nexus of All-Realities could be how the character managed to find himself on the alien planet. Because honestly, one would never willingly go to this planet. Loki writer Michael Waldron has previously said that most characters from Marvel’s library were on the table for inclusion in the series. So why not the Man-Thing? I believe that Loki could lead to the debut of Man-Thing for sure.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Eugene Cordero in undisclosed roles. The first episode is now available on Disney+.