'Loki's' audacious ending is really just the beginning of Marvel's next chapter

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Editor's note: The pursuing contains spoilers astir the "Loki" play finale.

(CNN)The large quality astir the "Loki" finale, arsenic it turned out, is that it wasn't truly a finale astatine all, but alternatively much of a opening than an ending.

Not lone did the sixth occurrence present Jonathan Majors arsenic comic-book villain Kang the Conqueror (even if the "Kang" portion of the sanction went unsaid), but it closed by announcing during the recognition series that the Marvel bid would instrumentality for a 2nd season, which explains each the escaped ends near dangling crossed its timeline.

Speculation has been precocious that Majors' time-traveling villain, already slotted to co-star successful the upcoming "Ant-Man" sequel, arsenic Deadline archetypal reported, would play a large relation successful the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    In what tin lone beryllium described arsenic an audacious changeable -- mounting up a communicative that promises to ripple done the Marvel movies via streaming work Disney+ -- that committedness appears to person been realized. Kang (lacking different sanction astatine this point) spent astir of the finale laying retired a prime for Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino): Take implicit the Time Variance Authority oregon termination him, and unleash "cataclysmic chaos" successful the signifier of "multiversal war" crossed assorted realities.

      It was revealed successful  the closing credits of the finale that 'Loki' volition  instrumentality    for a 2nd  season.

      Loki believed him but his variant soulmate didn't, and her impulsive determination seemed to trigger the second reaction, aft Majors' quality closed with the ominous warning, "See you soon."

      Given the protracted buildup, and astatine slightest 2 episodes wherever not overmuch happened successful presumption of advancing the plot, the finale offered an appropriately jarring payoff, adjacent if it near down much questions than it answered.

      On the positive side, Majors (fresh disconnected his Emmy-nominated role successful HBO's "Lovecraft Country") looks similar a splendid imaginable villain going forward. On the down side, frittering with clip and alternate universes tin go a headache-inducing messiness -- conscionable inquire the Terminator movies -- contempt the nifty contortions that went into undoing Thanos' genocide successful "Avengers: Endgame."

      As Kang told them during his extended monologue, the information successful removing a dictator is "what fills the void?"

        With the "Loki" finale, Marvel has seemingly taken a large measurement toward filling a void successful the adjacent signifier of its movie and TV projects. Having present whetted fans' appetite, volition the workplace again beryllium capable to present connected a communicative apt destined to spill crossed assorted titles?

        As Kang mightiness say, lone clip volition tell.

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