The Latest Loki Trailer Hints at Lady Loki’s Arrival — or Does It?

The Latest Loki Trailer Hints at Lady Loki's Arrival — or Does It?

In the latest trailer for Loki, there’s a split-second shot that has everyone guessing. Loki is seen sitting in a strange purple landscape with a short-haired blond woman in a black costume. The big question is who that woman is: is she Natasha Romanoff in some alternate timeline or form, or is she Lady Loki, a comics character who hasn’t appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet?

Right now, the evidence seems to be leaning toward the latter. Loki has a blond woman with a short haircut in its cast who looks vaguely similar to Scarlett Johansson from a distance: Sophia Di Martino, whose role in the show has not yet been revealed, suggesting that it’s a spoilery secret. The trailer talks about “variants” of characters, including Loki himself, and seems to imply the existence of many more timelines, which was first teased in Avengers: Endgame. One variant in the comics is Lady Loki. If the show is pulling us into the multiverse, which is a popular fan theory, then the presence of Lady Loki would make total sense.

Lady Loki notably appears in a post-Ragnarok comics arc in which Loki brings together surviving Asgardians and tricks Thor into restoring them all — Loki included — to full power. As a result, Loki is “reborn” in a female body and swears to be done with schemes to take over the throne of Asgard. In some ways, the presence of Lady Loki would be a perfect fit for this show. After all, the Loki we see in the show is not the one who survived Thor: Ragnarok and died at the hands of Thanos; this is an alternate timeline’s Loki who escaped after the Battle of New York in 2012 and hasn’t undergone the same character development. We’re already seeing one variant of Loki; what’s one more?

We won’t really know what’s going on until after Loki‘s June 11 premiere date, but in the meantime, theorize away!

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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