5 Reasons Loki Should Have Been A Movie Rather Than A TV Show

With the intricate beginnings of Phase Four in 2021, the MCU's next expansive narrative was grandly introduced. In 2021, the world's most profitable property will also begin streaming on Disney+. WandaVision and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier made their debuts in 2021, respectively. And Loki is a fantastic show that we could watch time after time.
The most hyped show in the MCU, starring the dramatic return of Tom Hiddleston's Loki, changed the MCU's fabric. Given the character's prominence and Loki's positive response, many viewers questioned if Laufeyson deserved to be the centerpiece of a movie instead. Here are a few reasons why Loki might have worked better as a film rather than a television series.

A Different Kind Of Movie Protagonist.

nullLoki had only had about 2 hours of screen time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the series. And Loki has been presented as a morally complex deuteragonist throughout his screen time. Loki began as a villain with ostensibly good motives. He eventually grew into an anti-hero attempting to do the right thing. Marvel Studios does not like to experiment with anti-heroes. The majority of MCU films contain heroes that are typically black and white in terms of their sense of ethics. Loki would have been an interesting film because the main character was attempting to sail two boats at the same time. In a feature-length film, a malevolent lead with a good heart would have made for much richer character development. The program did a wonderful job of depicting Loki's transition, but a movie makes more sense given the MCU's propensity for film-based narrative.

Events Of Loki Literally Start After The Events Of Another Movie


To avoid desecrating the Trickster God's noble sacrifice in Infinity War, Marvel made the Loki who escapes in Endgame a variation, courtesy of the Time Heist. They can also have their cake and eat it, too. The amount of time, effort, and resources required to stage Loki's getaway into the TVA might easily trick any die-hard Marvel enthusiast into thinking Loki would have worked better as a film. When Loki was initially introduced, a What If the narrative arc was said to be in the works. Then Marvel Studios revealed that it will be a show. But there's a reason we expected Loki would be the subject of a film. It makes logical sense for one film to come after another.

A Single Overall Plotline

nullAs much as we like Loki as a show, it has significant disadvantages as compared to a film. For starters, a series is compelled to play many story elements at the same time. Many characters and story aspects need to be juggled concurrently for a stronger, unified tale. A film, on the other hand, may focus on a single-story arc and easily incorporate all of the other subplots into that narrative. Given the script's high stakes, a more streamlined film endeavor may have had a greater effect. Remember that the circumstances in the Loki series eventually lead to the multiverse. Viewers would have been more likely to connect with those events if it had been a film rather than a multi-episode series.

Kang Was Not Done Enough Justice To

nullBased on what we've seen so far, an MCU film is only as good as its major antagonist. For over a decade, the MCU teased the arrival of Thanos. When the Mad Titan finally appeared, we were blessed with two epic films: Infinity War and Endgame. Kang will be the MCU's next big bad wolf after Thanos. Kang, in many ways, is a far more dangerous menace than Thanos. Kang's significance as a villain is diluted by introducing him through a Loki series rather than a full-length film.

Why Should Thor Have All The Fun

nullThor has already had 3 films. Only Thor: Ragnarok appears to be remarkable enough. We certainly enjoy living without the other 2 Thor films. Loki, who is as popular as, if not more popular than, Thor as a character, has made no solo film appearances. The Norse Trickster God has a fandom equivalent to Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man, Chris Evans' Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth's Thor. And that is why a Loki film would have smashed it at the Box Office.
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