Warning: Full spoilers for Loki Season 1 observe…The primary season of Marvel’s Loki sequence is over, and anybody that watched the season finale doubtless understands the implications behind what went down in that episode – however the sequence’ director has confirmed what we had anticipated: the multiverse is now open. What’s rather less clear is whether or not Kang (or a model of him) will grow to be Marvel Studios’ subsequent Thanos-like, multi-movie villain.Following the finale, Marvel posted an article speaking with a number of the folks behind the sequence and Loki director, Kate Herron confirmed that the season finale represents a serious shift for the MCU. “We wished to finish Loki’s story effectively, but in addition there’s this cliffhanger of, ‘The place’s he going to go?’,” Herron mentioned. “It was an ending that all of us knew we wished…that the multiverse can be born and open once more, and right here he goes.” Have you ever watched Marvel’s Loki?YESNOLoki head author, Michael Waldron, mentioned there have been just a few totally different endings the staff was toying round with earlier than touchdown on the one seen in yesterday’s finale. He mentioned when the staff lastly locked within the ending, it felt proper and that the present has “perhaps closed one chapter of the story and that’s one thing that offers us thrilling propulsive vitality into no matter occurs subsequent.” One main query hanging over the MCU (or MCM, if we’re digging into the multiverse as a complete) is simply how a lot of a job Loki’s newly-introduced antagonist will play in future films. Regardless of not being known as Kang throughout the season finale, the character generally known as He Who Stays basically mentioned he is a variant of the Kang the Conquerer we’ll see extra of in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and that if he is killed (spoilers: Sylvie did, in actual fact, kill him), the multiverse will likely be cracked huge open. Doing so would pave the best way for the infinite quantity of Kang variants on the market to combat as soon as extra in a multiversal battle. A Time-Bending Have a look at Kang the Conqueror’s HistoryWhile Kang is not precisely confirmed as the following Thanos of the MCU, Herron alluded to the truth that Kang is likely to be an identical caliber of villain to the Mad Titan. “It units the desk for future outings with them,” Herron mentioned. “It was a large duty and privilege to deliver that character to the display. He is such a distinct villain to Thanos. I bear in mind what I noticed within the define after I first pitched [to direct the series].” Herron mentioned she thought it might be superior if they might introduce Jonathan Majors’ Kang, or not less than a variant of him, however she understood that issues may change on the drop of a hat. That hat by no means dropped, although, and she or he acquired to introduce Kang to the MCU. “That is what’s so thrilling about these TV exhibits, they will interconnect with the flicks in a giant manner,” she mentioned. “I discovered that basically thrilling, not solely as a fan, however simply as a filmmaker.” As for what would possibly occur subsequent, it may theoretically be something — in any case, the multiverse has been cracked huge open. If you wish to study extra about that, take a look at IGN’s Loki finale rationalization. We’ll completely get extra solutions within the second season of Loki, which was introduced throughout the credit of the primary season’s finale. Whereas ready to see what the MCU’s multiverse holds, take a look at our ideas on the season finale in IGN’s Loki Episode 6 evaluation after which examine how Loki initially included a a lot larger cameo for an surprising character. Take a look at IGN’s breakdown of who He Who Stays, a.okay.a. Kang the Conqueror, after that. Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. He hopes Whiplash nonetheless has his fowl within the multiverse. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.