The first trailer for Loki on Disney Plus has finally been revealed, and Marvel fans have wasted no time in sharing their excitement online – as well as a host of new theories about what the show has in store.
The spin-off following Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief is arriving on the streaming platform this summer, following critically acclaimed series WandaVision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
There’s a lot to unpick about the new clip, but one of the biggest talking points surrounds a mysterious figure – which many viewers believe could be a new character key to the MCU.
One shot from the trailer shows Loki next to a female character, whose face is turned away from the camera.
While some speculate that it could be Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow (also known as Natasha Romanoff), fans believe another explanation is more likely – that it’s new character Lady Loki.
While she has yet to be seen in the MCU, Lady Loki will be familiar to fans of the comic books.
Could this be Lady Loki? (Picture: Disney / Marvel)
The female version of the beloved trickster God is one of his most notable shape-shifting forms. In the comic books, Lady Loki has all the same powers and backstory, too.
The trailer raises plenty of questions. Loki is seen in person sitting next to Lady Loki, rather than being the same entity as his variant form, as he is in the comics. It is however possible that the Lady Loki we see in the clip has met with Loki after coming from from an alternate timeline.
Either way, given that the female version of Loki has all the same powers as Loki himself, she could prove to have a huge influence on the future of the MCU.
Loki returns in the new trailer (Picture: Courtesy of Marvel Studios)
The cast of the series adds weight to the theory. Actress Sophia Di Martino signed up to take part in the series, but her character has yet to be confirmed by Marvel.
Behind the scenes images also came to light in 2020, which saw the actress in a costume which appeared to be a variation on Loki’s costume – adding further fuel to the rumours.
Fans posted on Twitter after seeing who they believed to be Lady Loki in the clip, with many seeming convinced about the arrival of the new character.
Fans will have to wait to find out the truth, of course, but it makes the new trailer one of the most intriguing in the history of the MCU.
Meanwhile, the new show will also see Loki step out of his brother Thor’s shadow after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Owen Wilson is one of the new cast members set to star alongside Tom, as well as the likes of Richard E. Grant, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, and Wunmi Mosaku.
Elsewhere in the clip, we also see Loki after absconding with the Tesseract and landing in hot water with the bureaucratic TVA (Time Variance Authority).
Loki is available to stream on Disney Plus from June 11.