Marvel fans can’t stop talking about the season finale of Loki, and for good reason. The final episode of the show’s first outing threw a wrench into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s likely to impact most of the franchise’s projects moving forward. In particular, fans seem interested in how Loki will lead into Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film arrives this December, and rumors suggest it will heavily feature the effects of the multiverse introduced during the Disney+ series.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Loki Episode 6.]
Where did the ‘Loki’ finale leave things for the MCU?
The season finale of Loki ends with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killing He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) and restoring the multiverse. Timelines can be seen branching out in all different directions, meaning multiple realities are forming at rapid speed. In fact, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki finds himself thrown into one of them. Although Sylvie forcibly sends him back to the Time Variance Authority, it’s not the one he left behind. The Mobius variant there doesn’t remember who he is, driving home how jarring these alternate universes are likely to be.
Although fans have only seen the impact of the multiverse on Loki and his companions so far, its restoration will have far-reaching effects on the MCU. If Loki and Mobius variants exist in other timelines, so do alternate versions of the other Avengers. That’s something Spider-Man fans are counting on.
How will the events of ‘Loki’ lead into ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ in December?
Marvel has managed to keep plot details of Spider-Man: No Way Home under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped fans from piecing together clues from its title and casting announcements. For one, many sensed a connection to the multiverse when the studio revealed the new film’s title. The words “No Way Home” could certainly imply another journey through time and space — or even that the MCU isn’t returning to normal anytime soon.
Confirmation of Alfred Molina portraying Doctor Octopus also suggests that the reality of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man might overlap with that of Tobey Maguire’s. It’s not the first time these universes have collided. Spider-Man: Far From Home ends with an appearance from J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), suggesting the two realities were already starting to merge during the 2019 film.
Although nothing’s been confirmed, reports also hint that Maguire or Andrew Garfield could reprise their roles in the upcoming Spider-Man movie. The Loki finale certainly makes that possible, but whether Marvel will go down that road is another story. Either way, fans are excited by the prospect.
Marvel fans are hopeful for three Spider-Man variants (and a trailer)
The Loki finale reinvigorated viewers hoping to see the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Following the episode’s arrival on Disney+, Marvel fans took to the internet to once again discuss the likelihood of seeing all three Spider-Man actors in December.
One Twitter user shared a video of multiple people dressed as Spider-Man, writing, “When all the Spider-Man variants have been freed from the TVA in No Way Home.”
“Imagine trying to deny Spider-Man No Way Home is a SpiderVerse movie now,” another tweeted.
Some fans even believe Loki could be the reason Marvel hasn’t released a trailer for the next Spider-Man installment. If the film’s footage reveals the existence of the multiverse, the studio wouldn’t drop it until the big reveal. Many believe Marvel will release the trailer soon now that the twist is out in the open.