Tuesday, June 15, 2021

No, That Wasn’t Mephisto in Episode 1 of ‘Loki’

I know how it looks, but no, that wasn’t Mephisto in the window of the church in Loki’s season premiere.

Look, it makes perfect sense. Loki has major ties to Mephisto in the comics, it literally looked like Mephisto — let’s be honest, we want it to be Mephisto. But it’s not him.

“It’s honestly just a super weird coincidence. Like, it’s genuinely a reference to Loki — the horns, he was cast out of heaven, that’s what it’s a reference to. Because we filmed that a long time before– I think WandaVision must have been in post when we filmed that. I did see all the stuff about that online and I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be interesting.’ [Laughs] But no, it’s more relevant to the themes of our show and it’s not a nod to that character.”

Kate Herron, ‘Loki’ Director

Director Kate Herron debunked this theory in an interview with Entertainment Tonight before the series premiere, and honestly, we thank her for stopping us before we began. We didn’t need a WandaVision repeat. (I was guilty of it, I’ll admit it.)

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So rest easy comic fans, it’s not him. But you know what? That absolutely was a nod to Nightmare when Mobius and Loki where walking through the halls talking about the Nightmare Department. We won’t let them take that from us.

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Kaity
Kaity started with Harry Potter in second grade and it’s been a losing battle ever since, or maybe a winning one ... She lives in New England with a small herd of cats, two dogs, three chinchillas, and one daughter. Her main fandoms are Marvel, The Umbrella Academy, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings, with special emphasis on one vibranium shield-wielding Super Soldier. Contact: kaity@nerdsandbeyond.com

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