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The spectrum of Jonathan Majors is looming large in the trailer of Loki Season 2, both figuratively and literally. Season 1 of the hit Marvel series premiered on Disney + introducing Majors as the ‘He Who Remains.’
Majors is a variant of Kang the Conqueror – he is the villain who is all set to define the upcoming Avengers saga in the Marvel Universe. Since that killer introduction, obviously, a whole lot has changed – not just in Majors’ personal life but also in the Marvel sphere generally.
The only thing that has actually remained the same is the infamous He Who Remains is all set to assume Big Bad’s role in Loki Season 2. Loki is dealing with multiple issues after messing with the Scared Timeline when Season 1 ended, including the simple fact that time is slipping.
Sadly, Ke Huy Quan, the repairs guy of Time Variance Authority, cannot really fix it, though he does make a nice addition to the cast. There is also the fact that Mobius, Loki’s pal, does not really remember him or the simple thing that Sylvie, his love interest, has had a huge heart about messing up the timeline.
Then, there is the fact that the Kangs, the Conqueror’s legion, have been unleashed upon the whole multiverse.
Majors’ role in Loki Season 2 was teased in the famous MCU post-credits scenes during the theatrical debut of Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumani – this is the very same scene that appears in the Loki trailer briefly.
But in the wake of the film’s release, Majors was also accused of being involved in domestic violence, and a recent report from Rolling Stone detailed some more allegations related to volatile on-set behavior and abuse against the actor.
Marvel is yet to comment on the whole situation, having not just hinged Loki Season 2 but also a huge part of the upcoming theatrical release of Kang being presented as the primary villain.
The issues of Marvel Studios extend beyond Majors, considering the post-Endgame content has just been a mixed bag in terms of both critical reception and quality. In fact, Quantumania was literally one of the most poorly received films of Marvel. Even Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, mentioned how too many Marvel shows have ended up diluting the whole brand.
Since Loki is the very first show to return on Disney + for a second time, it could actually become an opportunity to turn this sinking ship in favor of the MCU. Fingers crossed – let’s see how Loki Season 2 pans out on the platform once it drops on the 6th of October.