Loki director Kate Herron has confirmed that the demonic Mephisto won’t be appearing in the Tom Hiddleston series.
Earlier this year, fans latched onto a theory that suggested that demonic entity Mephisto was the one pulling the strings in Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision. The theory was ultimately shut down when it was revealed that it was Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha all along. Fans were naturally disappointed that the spooky villain didn’t make an appearance in the MCU but the character became a recurring joke online as to how fans create theories for themselves and they eventually implode once they never come true. It looks like some folks didn’t learn their lesson as many are speculating that Mephisto is set to appear in Tom Hiddleston’s Loki but luckily, director Kate Herron shut that theory down immediately.
In the show’s trailer and pilot episode, a shot is held on a demonic entity imposed on a stain-glassed window in a church, which implied to many that Mephisto was the big bad in Loki. Kate Herron spoke to Entertainment Tonight to nip the bud on the theory.
“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. 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.”
The writer for the Tom Hiddleston-led series, Michael Waldron also commented on Mephisto’s non-inclusion.
“Mephisto, I was just reading about that character. It’s pretty interesting. It would be interesting if he ever showed up in the MCU.”
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Here is the synopsis for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the upcoming series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The first episode of Loki is now streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes set to be released on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.
Source: Entertainment Tonight