The god of mischief is back for more.
Despite his death in Avengers: Infinity War, another version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is ready for his close-up in his new Disney + series of the same name. It takes him out of the Thor films and even far out of the Avengers films into a whole new world of time-saving. We can’t tell you yet what it saves time from, but we can tell you why it helps save time.
When the Avengers traveled back in time to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, they returned to the first Avengers movie when Loki was trying to take over the world. They tried to steal the tesseract that contained one of the almighty Infinity Stones, but then Loki got it first and disappeared. While the Avengers returned to the 1970s to try to steal it again, Loki went on an adventure that created a new, fake timeline and screwed up a few things.
In Loki, he was captured by the Time Variance Authority, an organization that oversees the sacred timeline of how things are supposed to happen. The Avengers should travel back in time, but Loki shouldn’t steal the Tesseract, which means it’s a variant on the timeline.