7 facts from episode 3 of Marvel Studios ‘Assembled’

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While Disney has not yet started production for Season 2 of LokiYour die-hard fans of the show can still get their time fix this week by watching the third episode from Marvel Studios Built.

The latest edition of the MCU docu-series, which runs for a little over an hour, features entertaining tidbits from an entire sacred timeline about the god of mischief’s first solo foray. Like the Multiverse itself, the production of the show held many unexpected and bizarre surprises in store. While we wait for all of these martial kangs to start an interdimensional war, below are seven fun facts we learned from the special.

Condolences to Scott Bakula

When Marvel confirmed that Loki If the Time Variance Authority were to feature as a major plot point, fans began using compare to compare the show Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow. Headwriter Michael Waldron really wanted to undermine those expectations and have the show booth as its own.

“I think what a lot of people expected was, ‘This will … Quantum leap. It’ll be Loki, riding with Paul Revere or influencing historical events, ‘”Waldron explains.” And my pitch from the first time I met these guys was,’ Let’s blow the people up what they Show is. ‘”

dune– make out at the TVA

We already know that iconic media like mad Men, Blade runner, and Toy story (not even joking) all creative influences were on Loki. To this day, however, we had no idea that David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of dune had a major impact on the TVA’s ethereal time doors.

In particular, the VFX team examined the force field-style body armor used by Paul Atreides, Gurney Halleck, and Duncan Idaho. “We probably looked at 150 different designs before we landed on something that everyone really liked,” reveals additional VFX supervisor Luke McDonald. If you think about it, Arrakis exists somewhere in the multiverse.

Sylvie’s story

Loki’s female variant, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), exists in the comics, but the version of her we meet on the show is actually a combination of two characters from the Marvel source material. The first is Sylvie Lushton, a woman from Oklohoma who gave Loki magical powers and accepted them as his apprentices. The second is sorceress, aka Amora, a powerful Asgardian sorceress.

“What really fascinated me about the story was that it was a female variant of Loki, which corresponds much more to the character of the sorceress we know from the comics,” says series director Kate Herron. “But in a way, too [she’s] a complete reinterpretation of the sorceress and I thought it would be something very interesting to take these two identities from Loki and do something different. “

Richard E. Grant or bust

Though only in one full episode, Richard E. Grant’s portrayal of what might be called “Classic Loki” was definitely a standout one for the audience. He was absolutely perfect … almost like the role was written just for him. And it was. Tom Hiddleston admits that no one else was considered for the role. In fact, Grant’s face was incorporated into all concept art for this particular variant.

Gator physics

There’s a very good reason why Alligator Loki was such a huge hit with viewers: The production worked incredibly hard to find the perfect balance between natural movement and cunning. Herron asked about an alligator that was “very handsome and had beautiful eyes,” and the VFX team embraced the opportunity.

“Alligator Loki was a very unique character because sometimes the physics of a real alligator are not considered,” says McDonald. “Something like picking it up, for example. Well, picking up an alligator is a very, very strange thing because alligators’ spines only flex in one way.”

In close cooperation with the people from ILM, Loki Team prepared a piece of reference material from a real life support alligator named Wally. “It can’t just be an alligator … We really wanted to give it that cheeky Loki grin or that mischievous look,” continues McDonald. “So we based our alligator on as much reality as possible.”

Alioth breaks out

The Void Attack Dog – a voracious creature who devours all of the TVA’s circumcised trash – could be inspired by the essence in the comics, but its ultimate design was derived from nature.

“Nature can be terrifying,” says Herron, who tried to pull Alioth out, as Steven Spielberg did with the man-eating shark jaw. Based on the destructive tendencies of nature, McDonald immediately googled pictures of “volcanic eruptions and” pyroclastic currents and absolutely beautiful thermal flashes in these pyroclastic flows. “

He who stays is not Kang … not exactly

This one has already been chosen pretty thoroughly. Even Herron has said He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) was more inspired by Immortal when he was from Kang. However, the character we meet in the season one finale is still a variant of the Temporal Conqueror who is now taking the chance to subjugate the entire multiverse under his purple thumb.

Episode 3 of Built puts speculation aside when Tom Hiddleston states: “The variant of Er Who Remains that he spoke of, that he is so afraid of, is Kang. Kang is obsessed with destruction and I’m so curious to see what Jonathan [Majors] will do in the future. “

“That was what got me and pulled me into the role,” adds Majors. “The fact that Kang lives in so many repetitions. As He Who Remains says, ‘Reincarnation, Baby’. “

All six episodes of Loki’s debut season are now available to stream on Disney +.


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