Marvel's plans to crack open the multiverse was kicked off in Avengers: Endgame. While that movie’s main purpose was to tie up a decade of MCU into a neat bow, it also left things open. For example, what if Loki was never taken back to Asgard?
Following WandaVision and FATWS, Marvel's Loki will continue the MCU with a unique perspective. Instead of following events in the main universe, this show will be the first tale told as part of the multiverse. However, the new storyline will have huge consequences for the main storyline.
Loki writer says there will be major ramifications
In an interview with Total Film, Loki and Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron explained that the two are somehow connected. The upcoming Disney+ show will deal with a lot of multiverse shenanigans, as will the Doctor Strange sequel. It's not known if the two characters will interact at all.
“All of these stories, in their own way, are interconnected, and have ramifications. I think that certainly our aim with the Loki series was for it to have wide-reaching ramifications across the MCU moving forward. So, you know, was I having to clean up some of the messes that I made [with Loki]? Maybe so."
It does look likely that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be kicked off by WandaVision and this upcoming show. While Scarlet Witch will be the villain of the film, Marvel's trickster God may be involved off screen.
Will there be a season 2?
In the same article, Tom Hiddelston was asked about the possibility of a second season. In response, the actor explained that he's not sure, but he's excited to find out in the future.
“At this point, I have learned that for me to have any expectations is futile and a fool’s errand. Having said goodbye to the character once, twice, three times, I do not know what the future holds. But I’m excited to find out. I think we could never have seen 10 years ahead."
Loki will start on Disney+ on June 9th, 2021. The next Marvel Studios show will be Marvel's What If...?.