“Loki” Official Trailer: aka the variant we’ve all been waiting for

What a marvelous, mischievous Monday morning.

The official full-length trailer for Marvel’s Loki series debuted earlier today, giving us even more glimpses into what we can expect from everyone’s favorite trickster god.

Or at least, what we can expect from him when he’s been coerced into working for the Time Variance Authority—a Big Brother-esque agency that knows practically everything about him, including the fact that he’s not exactly trust-worthy.

The trailer appears—and yes, I do say appears because c’mon, it’s Loki, and I don’t think anything is ever as it seems—to show our titular character reluctantly agreeing to help TVA agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) clean up the messes he’s accidentally created by stealing the Tesseract. But as we know, Loki always has himself at the forefront of his mind and intentions. How long will this partnership last before Loki finds a loophole?

More importantly, does he go to find Natasha on his own, or is this part of a mission? Will her story change along with his? Naturally, the trailer has left us with more questions than answers. How many other new timelines were inadvertently created by the actions of the Avengers in Endgame? Will we finally see what happened when Steve chose to stay in (a version of) the past? Is Loki another doorway to the Multiverse of Madness? How will this connect to WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

Loki and who appears to be Black Widow on Vormir

There are some things we do know, though. Because this is a Marvel show at the cusp of phase four, there’s bound to be a lot more at stake here than just the fate of the God of Mischief. Loki, his branches in reality, and the TVA are surely central to the multiverse—and indicative of what’s to come as the shows and movies progress.

Loki begins streaming on June 11, 2021 on Disney+.