When fans thought Tom Hiddleston would no longer be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Disney Plus show Loki was announced. As reported from The Hollywood Reporter, his future is extended further, as the British actor will get a second season of his standalone show and potentially return in another movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
After the credits of the finale of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki series, it is set that he could make an appearance in the sequel to Benedict Cumberbatch’s movie. It is becoming less of a standalone and more of an ensemble with its stacked cast. However, while it may seem perfectly set, there is no direct confirmation of his appearance from Marvel. This could be because of how the schedule worked out as Doctor Strange 2 wrapped filming back in April, and the release of Loki being in the summer would have slightly spoiled the show.
It would work seeing Tom Hiddleston make an appearance in the Sam Raimi-directed blockbuster as the Disney Plus series focused on variants, multiple universes, and traveling through space and time. The title for the second Doctor Strange is blunt on its premise, and it would be fitting to put characters already versed with the endless possibilities of multiverses in the film.
While we are not certain of Tom Hiddleston in Marvel’s first horror movie, we have some confirmations of what to expect. Three supporting actors will return with Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, and Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer. In addition, Elizabeth Olsen will co-star with the lead as Wanda, which was teased at the end of WandaVision and later confirmed to tie together.
Plans are murky of what is next after the end of the Infinity Saga, but it is shaping up to be all about multiverses. Spider-Man: Far From Home played with these ideas, although it was a lie from Mysterio. Endgame proved the concept then ran with it as Tom Hiddleston found new life as a variant Loki. On top of that, Marvel loves tying things together, so the next Doctor Strange will build a bridge between not just WandaVision, but two other releases for this year, Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
These connections are mostly clear for Benedict Cumberbatch’s next outing as the sorcerer supreme. WandaVision opens the realm of Elizabeth Olsen’s Avenger, learning more to empower herself, and the doctor could be her mentor. The after-credits of Loki show how Tom Hiddleston could make an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. For now, it is unclear how Tom Holland’s Peter Parker gets mixed in with his third standalone, but with Doc Ock confirmed with rumors of other Spider-Men and villains, it opens up speculation for how it will all work out.
To get caught up with these connections, the dates are set in stone for what is coming. Spider-Man: No Way Home releases in theaters on December 17 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on March 25, 2022. In the meantime, you can watch all of Loki as Tom Hiddleston interacts with his variants and the Time Variance Authority and the Emmy-nominated WandaVision on Disney Plus.