Marvel’s Phase 4 kickstarted with the Disney+ series WandaVision. Since then, we have had a lot of content to consume, and the fans love it. The latest addition to the Disney+ series is Loki. But unlike the previous two shows, WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, why is it that Loki is getting a second season? Well, if simply put, then the stories of Wanda, Sam, and Bucky were simply told for now. Olsen’s Wanda is returning in Doctor Strange 2. Meanwhile, Mackie’s Sam will lead as Cap in Captain America 4. So let’s see why Loki is getting a second season and other shows aren’t.
Marvel’s year-long wait ended with WandaVision, a Disney+ series, in January this year. WandaVision reunited us with Wanda Maximoff and Vision. As the show focused on Wanda’s prowess in creating an alternate reality, we also witnessed the welcoming of new characters. Moreover, the show was heavily based around Wanda. It included all – her grief, looming threats, family, and war. In order to live a life that she dreamt of, she made her own pocket reality by taking an entire town hostage.
But it wasn’t long after that her world full of rainbows and roses started to tear apart. In a dramatic reveal, the real big bad of the show was told to be Agatha Harkness. She was a witch too and could feed off of other witches’ powers. If it wasn’t for her, then Wanda Maximoff wouldn’t have realized her true potential. That’s because she helped Wanda explore her past and develop her individual character. And then comes the Scarlet Witch.
Olsen’s Wanda Maxioff has somewhat moved on from her past. She has accepted her life for what it is and is currently in the possession of the Darkhold which is actually not good. Her story will directly lead her into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So for now, her story is told. But for Olsen fans, it’s another year before they see the stunning actress in action again.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier had a really intriguing story to tell. With many plot threads to focus on in the future, the show gave us a number of characters to look forward to as well. Namely, Sam – the new Captain America, Bucky – evolving into White Wolf, Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, Valentina, Jok Walker (U.S. Agent), and of course, Zemo.
The show focused on Sam and Bucky dealing with the events of Avengers: Endgame. But on top of it all, the titular characters dealt with the loss of their best friend, Steve Rogers. Rogers decided to go back in time and lead the rest of his life with her love interest, Peggy Carter. In the current world, Sam deals with self-doubt as Steve trusted him to carry his legacy. This is where Bucky comes in and we see a hilarious male bonding between the two.
The show introduced the Flag-Smashers and John Walker becoming the US Agent. So there are a lot of stories to be told. With such a huge plot, a follow-up season didn’t make sense. In the wake of these events, we will now be getting Captain America 4, which honestly would be really beneficial for Marvel Studios and Anthony Mackie to be properly established as the new Captain America. Moreover, Bucky’s transformation could also be explored.
Loki gave us a lot to feast on. As usual, the God of Mischief was the central element of the show. But we also got to see Sylvie, Mobius, Judge Renslayer, and He Who Remains. According to recent numbers, it was revealed that Loki had beat WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in terms of watching numbers. Sylvie has unleashed the multiverse by killing He Who Remains. And within a blink of an eye, there were a plethora of timelines that we saw unfolding.
But that is not it. The second season actually sounds interesting and promising because of certain elements. Back at the TVA, Loki notices that the organization is ruled by a variant of He Who Remains, i.e., Kang, and his only friend at the TVA, Mobius, doesn’t recognize him. So maybe now he’s in a different timeline. Moreover, he has been betrayed by his love interest, Sylvie. So this makes up for a strong plot where the Trickster hops timelines and encounters Sylvie.
So, now you see why Loki is getting a second season? It is the absolute best, I’m glad that it will continue.