With one word, Loki is hinting towards expanding the MCU even further 2 months ago

With one word, Loki is hinting towards expanding the MCU even further

"Vampires."

There is a lot to mentally digest following the events of the fourth episode of Loki.

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Taking things at face value (which we know we shouldn't, and also, SPOILERS), we're left with the death of Mobius (Owen Wilson), the suddenly evil Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the death-but-then-resurrection of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the arrival of three (or four?) more Lokis, and the big Time Lord guys are nothing but robot fakes.

On the fourth episode of TBR Spotlight: Loki [LISTEN from 37:15 below], Eoghan and Rory discuss some of the bigger potential set-ups made throughout the episode:

We could spend WEEKS attempting to break down what any and all of that might possibly mean, but instead we're going to focus on one line of dialogue in particular.

The scene in question has Mobius chatting to Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) about the high security around Sylvie (Sophie Di Martino), and how much trouble she and Loki have proved for the TVA, which is when he drops this line...

"Vampires."

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The Kree have previously appeared in the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, while the most famous Titan in the MCU to date has been Thanos, and they may appear again in some form in the upcoming Eternals.

But vampires... they haven't popped up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet.

Interestingly, the Spider-Man spin-off arriving in January 2022, based around a human (Jared Leto) who accidentally turns himself into a vampire, by the name of Morbius.

Additionally, we know that Marvel are working on bringing back Blade, with two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the title role.

With the Sacred Timeline looking on the verge of collapse within Loki, could this be teeing up some kind of crossover with famous Marvel vampires? There is talk that Morbius (not Mobius) could end up in a movie with Tom Hardy's Venom for some kind of Sinister Six prelude, and with the Nexus Events going to have a big impact on this December's Spider-Man: No Way Home's multiverse plot, there is a lot of potential here.

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Or, y'know, Mobius (not Morbius) was just being pithy.

We guess we'll know more when the fifth episode of Loki arrives on Wednesday, 7 July.