A few decades ago, the world of superheroes contained an unwritten rule that the greatest heroes don’t die, but in the MCU, the old rules don’t apply. This was something that became devastatingly evident then Avengers: Endgame saw the death of Black Widow and Iron Man, and the retirement of Captain America – at least in the form of Chris Evans. However, while they are on the promotion track for upcoming Disney + series LokiMarvel Studios’ Kevin Feige appeared to confirm that Iron Man and others could be brought back to the MCU at any time.
While many superhero franchises still hold to the old belief that, as my grandpa often pointed out, the heroes don’t die because they’re in the next movie, Wonder that trend has taken a massive turn Avengers: Infinity War, where they sent some of their most famous characters, including Thor‘s Loki, early on. By the end of the movie, half of the characters fans chased after had reduced to dust, and for one of the first times in movie history, the villain even won.
Of course, Endgame repaired much of the damage, but caused its own share of heartbreak with Iron Man’s death at a time when grown men were reduced to blundering crap. While it seemed that this was indeed a death from which no return, Feige’s most recent comments have confirmed what fans have theorized about for the past two years; Iron Man and others can be brought back without any problem whenever Marvel wants.
Prior to Loki Entertainment Weekly premiered on Disney + in June, catching up with star Tom Hiddleston and Kevin Feige, and it was the last to be questioned about where they planned to take the God of Mischief character in the future. Considering that Loki was originally “murdered” in Thor: The Dark World, only to return Thor: Ragnarok, which in turn would lead to his heroic death in Infinity War, expecting him to get his own TV series at the time would have been nothing more than wishful thinking – something even Hiddleston himself believed.
“It felt very, very final, and I thought, ‘Okay, that’s it. This is Loki’s final bow and a final end to the Odinson saga,’ he said.
But you can’t control an evil god, and although his appearance, and subsequent disappearance through the ever-troublesome Tesseract, are Endgame was only meant to be a plot device for the purpose of the film, when the discussions of TV spin-offs came up, Feige quickly picked up that the film had stuck in terms of where exactly that version of Loki ended up. “I think the idea that we left this loose end with Loki gave us the idea for what could be a Loki series. Endgame came out, we knew where it was going, “said Feige.” Part of the fun of the multiverse and playing with time is seeing other versions of characters, and other versions of the titular character in particular. “
With numerous rumors that both Downey Jr and Evans, as well as Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow, are not quite ready with the future of the MCU, and the now-obvious ‘multiverse’ factor to consider, there are more ways than ever for Iron Male, and more, to be brought back into the fold when Feige and Co feel like it. BGR was the first to bring us this news.
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