Unused Loki Season 1 Concept Art Teases a Wild Time Travel Adventure
Unused concept art for Season 1 of Disney+'s Loki depicts the titular God of Mischief on a wild adventure through time.
According to The Direct, unused concept art from Marvel's Loki: The Art of the Series, which was recently released, depicts Loki traversing through some of the most well-known eras of world history, including the heights of the Roman Empire, the Industrial Revolution, and many more, apparently becoming directly involved in historical events.
The book has revealed several unused pieces of concept art, some of which reveal one of the original ideas for He Who Remain's costume, resembling the Kang variant known as Immortus in the comics. Another image shows the character with a mustache and goatee, which is similar to Nathaniel Richards'.
Loki: The Art of the Series by Marvel Season 1 of the Disney+ series was also supposed to have a happier ending, with Loki departing on his own with a greater sense of peace. Wesley Burt, the Visual Development Concept Illustrator who revealed these plans, did not go into further detail about the ending or how it would have occurred.
The Sacred Timeline was shattered in Loki's first season, immediately after Loki's variant, Sylvie, chose to kill He Who Remains, the TVA's founder and keeper of the Sacred Timeline. As a result, the titular God of Mischief returned to the TVA, but he had no idea who he was or what had happened to him.
It also alluded to the appearance of Kang the Conqueror, a more powerful variant of He Who Remains. While this has not been confirmed, it has been reported that Kong or his variants will appear in several other upcoming MCU projects. A second season is currently in the works and will be released on Disney+ in the summer of 2023 as part of Phase 5 of the MCU. Although details are scarce, star Tom Hiddleston teased at this year's D23 Expo that "Season 2 is kind of a challenge of a question asked of the Time Variance Authority itself... A battle for the TVA's soul." Photos from Loki Season 2's set have also emerged, confirming the return of Sylvie and Mobius T.Mobius and hinting at a 1970s London setting.
Source: The Direct