SPOILER ALERT! We’ve got some serious Loki spoiling news ahead, so proceed at your own risk!
MCU fans have been treated to a wild ride this year with the introduction of some universe-changing shows, and the most recent series, Loki, is definitely not an exception. The finale dropped on Disney+ nearly a week ago, and fans have been buzzing ever since. However, most of us already knew something was hanky from the very beginning of the series. Now that He Who Remains has been revealed, series star Tom Hiddleston now speaks on meeting Jonathan Majors and what it was like welcoming a new character to the MCU.
In the Season 1 finale, viewers finally saw who was pulling all the strings at the Time Variance Authority, in a very Wizard of Oz kind of way. This is how Jonathan Majors' enigmatic He Who Remains came onto the scene, and his massive screen presence blew audiences away, including co-star Tom Hiddleston. In an interview with Marvel.com, Hiddleston had nothing but praise for Majors as he stepped in for Loki's final episode of the season. Here’s what the Marvel star says exactly in his complimentary statement:
I just want to salute Jonathan Majors. He came in the last lap of this series and made an extraordinary impact. And it’s quite something to do that for a story, to get to its final chapter and to introduce the character of such breadth, and depth, and charisma, and intelligence. He was dazzling. It was our final week of filming, literally. He came in and blew us all away.
Being a part of the MCU is kind of huge for any actor, and having such an epic entrance into the franchise has to make that win so much sweeter. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki has the sauvity of a trickster (you know, because he is one). So it's super impressive that an MCU newcomer was able to go up against that and even match Hiddleston's charisma. However, if you've seen his prior work, you likely know that Jonathan Majors can more than hold his own when acting alongside big stars.
In the same interview, Tom Hiddleston continues to commend Jonathan Majors, explaining how mesmerizing it was to watch Majors work. Here are some more of Hiddleston’s praises:
It was so exciting for me to watch because I knew that for Jonathan, as an actor, it’s his entry point into the MCU. To watch him come in and be so ready, and so agile, and so prepared, and so surprising. Sophia and I sat and watched him deliver this extraordinary performance of such wit and with such intelligence. It was a real thrill to watch him do that.
It was a thrill to sit at home and watch Jonathan Majors’ MCU debut play out on screen, and I can only imagine what it was like to actually watch it unfold on set. We certainly have not seen the last of Majors in the cinematic universe, either. Majors is set to appear in the next Ant-Man film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. However, in that movie, he'll appear as Kang the Conqueror, one of the numerous deadly variants of He Who Remains. All in all, it sounds like we’ve got a ways to go on this wild multiverse-centric ride Marvel Studios is taking us on.