Something I’ve thought about recently: Even if Loki caved and brought Thor back to Asgard in Thor 1, hammer and all... Odin would find out about that stunt real quick after waking up. And what do you think would happen? Thor would (maybe) get thrown down again, but Loki? I shudder to think what that punishment would be.
Okay but Loki as king couldn’t lift the hammer in Thor 1 nor did he attempt in Thor 2 but he isn’t worthy in Thor 3 so even if we assume he’ll never be worthy (What if the spell died when Odin did which was why Hela could grab it? It’s only been knocked away before...) so I assume being king isn’t what gives you the ability to manipulate the hammer... supposing he did though... we’re shown that Odin has control over it. He cries when Thor gets knocked out/killed and that’s when he comes worthy. If he’d wanted Thor on Asgard earlier he could’ve used his ability to “see everything” from his soup bed and brought him back. So as if Loki didn’t already give legit reasons why bringing Thor back was a no he also would’ve been left alone to deal with the consequences of doing what Odin didn’t want... in which no one would’ve supported or helped him out in being punished because the warriors 4 also wanted Thor back to get Loki off the throne :/
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So I've been low key following the new Marvel D+ shows since they were the things I was mainly interested in from the start when D+ was first announced, but since that time, Marvel Netflix all got cancelled, Disney swallowed up Fox, Endgame and Far From Home happened, then shutdown happened, and my fervent-ness for the MCU faded a good deal.
After some time digesting my feelings about Infinity War/Endgame/FFH, I came to terms with my dislike of how a lot of story, character, and overarching arc decisions were handled across the MCU and my distrust for how the future of the stories will be done. This goes without mentioning the disgust over how individual people are treated in the industry and fandom.
So, when WandaVision finally started to drop, I was very hesitant to jump back on the MCU train. I hadn't started watching until more episodes had aired, and I didn't engage in any of the discourse, only reblogged a couple things toward the end of the series; nevertheless, I was still hopeful to see something new and maybe better than what we had gotten before.
Suffice to say, as someone who had been very fervently in the MCU, I did enjoy watching it and picking up a lot of the nods to the films and even Agents of SHIELD (which got me hoping again that Marvel Netflix shows won't be retconned away). I think the grief centered themes worked really well in its favor. I also feel like Monica as a character deserves more to build on since not everyone will have seen let alone remembered little Monica from Captain Marvel, and I feel like there's a crucial piece missing to all of the MCU that I hope at some point gets addressed more fully. Will I be talking about this more? I don't know.
I'm still side eyeing TFATWS when it trends, and I'm a little concerned for certain, uh, woobifying for lack of a better term from what I've been seeing so far, but I think and I hope it will be a good opportunity to let Sam Wilson shine a lot more. The focus on his struggles seems to be well handled, and I hope it continues to be so. Nevertheless, still going to wait it out.
As for Loki, the show I was most interested in from the start, I have seen the trailers, and not going to lie, part of me is excited to see how timeline stuff works and how this different version of the character will evolve. Thor: The Dark World Loki was one of my favorite iterations of the character, and given that this Loki is just a post-Avengers Loki, I've been interested to see how it will play out.
Regardless... I'm still not sure how to feel. I don't think I'll be engaging much more with it than I am now until I figure that out. I just wanted to put out my two cents, and in case anyone who's followed my blog and knows how much I was all in MCU mode was wondering why I've been so lackluster on it when we're getting all the shows so close together and Black Widow on the horizon and No Way Home in the distance. I'm still figuring out what my relationship with the MCU will be going forward. I still enjoy the characters and a lot of the movies, and I want to enjoy the new performances, as they're always very good, but whether I'll be as fervently engaged with it as I was over the last several years?
It's up to what happens, I guess.
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