Thor 4 Writer Explains Why Loki Didn’t Appear In Post-Credits Scene

The biggest question coming into Thor: Love and Thunder was whether Jane Foster was going to walk out of the movie alive. His introduction seemed like a potential avenue for Marvel Studios to replace Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, but that’s not what happened. Instead, Jane sacrificed her life to save the gods of Gorr, following the same path as the ancient Asgardians Heimdall and Loki.

In the post-credits scene, Natalie Portman’s character was seen appearing in the fabled land of Valhalla, the paradise of the gods. She was soon met by a friendly face, Heimdall, who also thanked her for taking care of her son and continued to introduce her to the afterlife.

But there is another great character who could also have shown his face at this precise moment: Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief. While the public is currently following the Variant running with TVA right now in Loki on Disney +, let’s not forget the one who stood up to Thanos in order to save the life of Thor Odinson.

So, was there ever a version that saw him in Valhalla, even if briefly?

So why not Loki?


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Love and Thunder Co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson spoke about the potential for a Tom Hiddleston cameo and how they came to include Love at the end of the film.

When asked if she had ever toyed with the idea of ​​bringing Hiddleston back alongside Idris Elba in the Valhalla post-credits scene, the writer noted that it was “never on the table of what [she] to understand[s]:”

“Never on the table as far as I understand. He’s in Loki country. He’s doing his own thing. They’re on two separate trips.

The conversation then moved to the introduction of Gorr’s daughter, Love. According to Robinson, “Gorr was always going to bring his daughter back into existence,” and that she “to be what is brought from eternity has always been the end goal:”

“Love and Thunder has always been Love and Thunder. Gorr was always going to bring his daughter back into existence. There were many different versions of this final scene. There were many different versions of “Does Gorr Always Make the Choice?” Does his heart betray him? Does he go to the very last minute, “No, I want the gods to die,” but because Eternity grants your deepest desire, it’s his daughter who is brought back? There were many different versions of how she was born, but her birth and what is brought from eternity was always the end goal.

As for Brett Goldstein’s surprise appearance as Hercules, the writer revealed that his introduction was “a top secret situation [that she] didn’t know:

“No, it was a top secret situation that I was not aware of, and I was surprised to see [it] to the first. It’s fun to come see this movie where I knew all the twists and turns, but I could always get away with saying “Holy shit!”

No, not that Loki

It seems that the author misunderstood the question a bit. The person asking the question probably wasn’t referring to the version of the Tom Hiddleston character that appears in the Disney+ series. Of course, he wouldn’t make an appearance, as he’s lost in the multiverse.

But there’s always Earth-616’s Loki, who died at the hands of Josh Brolin’s Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Chances are he will be in Valhalla alongside Heimdall after he dies. It would have been pretty easy to sneak him into that same scene.

Perhaps whenever the MCU continues the Jane Foster story, Marvel can sneak in a scene with the god of mischief the world has known for over a decade. After all, with Avengers: Secret Wars on the table, anything is possible.

Thor: Love and Thunder plays in theaters around the world, while LokiThe second season of is currently in production to debut sometime in the summer of 2023 on Disney+.