Loki was an extremely important project for the MCU. The Tom Hiddleston-led show was the audience’s first introduction to Variants and alternate timelines. Everyone’s favorite God of Mischief got to have a run-in with multiple versions of himself across realities. Even more than that, the Disney+ series made it possible for the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Sacred Timeline was unleashed.
Remember that the Sacred Timeline broke at every point in time, all at once—so for anyone within a timeline, it's as if it never existed in the first place. But for those outside of the time itself, such as Sylvie when she killed He Who Remains, they witnessed the beginning of the Multiverse.
Because of the Loki Variant’s action, a show like What If…? was allowed to take place. Those many universes were allowed to flourish.
Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege confirmed that the formation of the Multiverse in Loki is directly responsible for allowing everything to go wrong in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Marvel Boss Confirms the Loki Consequence
In an interview with Marvel Entertainment on the red carpet premiere for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the Loki-Spider-Man: No Way Home connection that audiences likely already suspected.
Feige made it clear that what “Loki and Sylvie did” at the end of their series directly “allowed all of [Spider-Man: No Way Home and Multiverse of Madness] to be possible:”
“There’s always a method to the madness. Even in the Multiverse. And for the Marvel.com fans who know that Loki and Sylvie did something at the end of that series that allowed all of this to be possible. He Who Remains is gone and that allowed a spell to go wrong in Spider-Man: No Way Home which leads to the entire Multiverse going quite mad in this."
The Loki-Spider-Man Connection
Who would have thought that Loki would have one day inadvertently been responsible for bringing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield back to their Spider-Man roles and throwing them on stage with Tom Holland’s webhead? Had anyone told a fan that a decade ago, they’d be laughed at.
Yet, thanks to the massive success of the MCU in general, crazy situations like that are now possible. Just looking at trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch’s next outing as the good Doctor, more unbelievable circumstances await audiences soon.
With the Multiverse cracked wide open, fans are undoubtedly going to be getting some insane stories focusing on the concept in the coming years. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is almost certainly only the beginning of a long line of tales that showcase those infinite possibilities.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.