Loki, the God of Mischief, has been a fan favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since his first appearance in 2011’s Thor. Over the years, Loki has become one of the most beloved and complex characters in the MCU. But with multiple timelines and universes, it can be confusing to keep track of which Marvel universe Loki is actually in.
The Main Marvel Universe
The main Marvel Universe, also known as Earth-616, is the primary continuity in which most Marvel comics take place. However, when it comes to the MCU, Earth-616 doesn’t really come into play.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a separate universe from Earth-616 and other comic book universes. The MCU started with Iron Man in 2008 and has since expanded to include over 20 films and several television shows.
Loki has appeared in several films within the MCU, including Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. In these films, Loki is portrayed by Tom Hiddleston and is known for his snarky comments and cunning plans.
With the introduction of Doctor Strange in 2016’s Doctor Strange film and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018, the concept of a multiverse was introduced to both the comic book world and the MCU.
In Loki’s Disney+ series that premiered on June 9th 2021 with episode one – “Glorious Purpose”, we see that he has been taken out of his timeline during Endgame when he used Tesseract (Space Stone) to escape from captivity after being arrested by Avengers at end of 2012 New York events during their time heist mission. He finds himself captured by TVA(Time Variance Authority) who monitor the timelines and prevent any deviations from Sacred Timeline. This way, the show explores various timelines and universes that exist within the MCU.
While it’s unclear what role Loki will play in the future of the MCU, one thing is for sure – he will continue to be a fan favorite character no matter which universe he’s in.
In summary, Loki is primarily a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is separate from other comic book universes like Earth-616. With the introduction of the multiverse in both comics and the MCU, Loki’s story can now expand into various timelines and universes. Fans eagerly await to see what mischief he’ll get into next.