Loki Season 1 director Kate Herron theorized that Kang the Conqueror scripted the entire MCU Infinity Saga.
The first Season Finale of Marvel Studios’ newest series Loki not only left fans on a massive cliffhanger, but brought some dangerous repercussions into the MCU now that the Multiverse has been unleashed. As the eccentric He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) threatened Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), “And if you think I’m evil, well, just wait ’til you meet my variants.”
Kang is shown to be running the new version of the TVA that Loki finds himself in at the end of the first season. In an interview with The Direct, director Kate Herron touched on Kang’s power in the MCU and shared some eye-opening thoughts that imply Kang may have been the puppet master behind all the events of the Infinity Saga:
“He says, ‘I paved the road, you just walked down it.’ I guess in theory, yeah, he would’ve scripted [the Infinity Saga] because by our show that’s what we’re saying. Everything has been predetermined by this one character, even if up to this point we’ve believed the characters have had free will. Which I think is kind of the fun rug-pull of our show, right?
I do believe that moment [when they pass the threshold], he is telling the truth where he’s like, ‘We’re in completely unforeseen time now. I don’t know what’s going to happen. Because there’s an interesting discussion at hand.”
Kate Herron also shared what she thinks is coming in the near future:
“My theory, how I interpret it anyway, is that he says he’s gone through every possible scenario. So he probably has an idea of what would happen if Sylvie won the fight, or if Loki won the fight, but he can’t quite predict it. He can’t write that, because obviously they’re their own people. In my head like, I’m like, ‘Oh, I think he planned to say [‘See you soon’] to her, if that happened.’”
It’s going to be pretty exciting to see how Kang the Conqueror’s role in the MCU changes everything as we know it. If his performance as He Who Remains is any indication, Jonathan Majors will certainly have a blast in bringing Kang the Conqueror to life.
What do you make of Kate Herron’s comments here? Are you intrigued at the idea that Kang scripted the entire MCU Infinity Saga? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for Loki:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the new series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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Source: The Direct