Loki’s escape with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame looks to be the start of his upcoming solo series for Disney+. Joe and Anthony Russo have now hinted that Captain America himself may be involved in apprehending the trickster.
During an interview with Travis Clark of Business Insider, the Russo Brothers teased that during his mission to restore the Infinity Stones and return Mjölnir, Cap may find himself chasing Loki and the stolen goods.
“Loki, when he teleports away with the Time Stone, would create his own timeline. It gets very complicated, but it would be impossible for [Cap] to rectify the timeline unless he found Loki,” Joe said. “The minute that Loki does something as dramatic as take the Space Stone, he creates a branched reality.”
“We’re dealing with this idea of multiverses and branched realities, so there are many realities,” Anthony said.
Despite what the writers of the films have said, The Russos are still adamant about the multiverse concept and that when Cap stayed with Peggy he created a new timeline.
“Correct, so he would have to come back to this timeline in order to hand off the shield,” Joe said.
“There’s a question of, how did this separate timeline Cap come to reappear in this timeline and why?” Anthony added. It seems this question will also be answered by the MCU in the future.
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