'Avengers: Endgame' directors reveal what happened to Loki after he disappeared
Three weeks ago, 'Avengers: Endgame' hit theaters and Marvel fans said, "I love you 3000." The three-hour film lived up to astronomic expectations, delivering a satisfying conclusion to a 22-movie story. We cheered, we laughed, we cried, we didn't get up for a bathroom break, and we gave our romantic partners strict rules for how to behave in the movie theater.
However, the movie contained one loose end: What happened to the God of Mischief? When Tony Stark and Scott Lang time traveled to 2012 New York they failed to swipe the Space Stone. Instead, Loki picked it up and teleported away from his captors. Where did the fan favorite character go?
In a recent interview with Business Insider, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed the trickster god's fate. "Loki, when he teleports away with the Space Stone, would create his own timeline," Joe Russo said. "It gets very complicated, but it would be impossible for Cap to rectify the timeline unless he found Loki. The minute that Loki does something as dramatic as take the Space Stone, he creates a branched reality."
"We're dealing with this idea of multiverses and branched realities," Anthony Russo added. "So there are many realities."
In the main timeline, Thanos violently killed Loki at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, but since that death was not part of the snap, there ain't no coming back. However, the character lives on in the new timeline created by the snafu during Ironman and Antman's time heist. It makes perfect sense! (As long as you don't think about it too much because time travel paradoxes can make your brain explode.)
As you may have heard, Disney picked up a Loki television series for their new streaming service, which is expected to launch in 2019. Last November, actor Tom Hiddleston shared a message indicating his character's adventures will continue: "More stories to come. More mischief to make. More to come."
If Disney's TV show follows Loki's adventures in the new "branched reality," it's safe to say Marvel fans would love it 3000. Just think of the possible cameos! (But not about the time paradoxes.)