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Loki Director Discusses the MCU Multiverse: Timelines Are Connecting

The final episode of Marvel Studios’ Loki introduced the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the idea of the multiverse. With tons of new possibilities now open to the universe, things in the MCU will likely be getting crazier from here on out. 

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In a recent interview with Murphy’s Multiverse, Loki Director Kate Herron spoke on the multiverse and expanded on how the Sacred Timeline has split. 

“So, there’s the branches, right, which is like the alternative reality,” Herron said. “But then something, you’ll see it, it’s very subtle but in the very last shot where you see the multiverse, there’s like basically other bigger physical timeline branches. So, it’s almost like these different separate trees that are now connecting.” 

Herron went on to describe the branches as bridges, and now that some of them are beginning to connect, the possibility for them to interconnect is certainly on the table.

“It’s almost like a bridge. If you imagine the branch, it is like another reality. But if the branch extends beyond a certain point, it will then connect to other physical timelines … That last shot we did, there are other like thicker [branches] that are meant to be like our timeline. And there are other timelines like that and the branches are the connectors basically.” 

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Loki’s ending has officially set the stage for the next phase of MCU films and television series, with Kang the Conqueror rumored to be the big villain of this newest batch of Marvel films. With the upcoming Doctor Strange film set to deal with timelines colliding as well, we’ll be seeing much more multiversal chaos very soon. 

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