When the first trailer for Marvel’s Loki dropped, fans were quick to notice one shot in particular.
It’s easy to see the resemblance to a certain fan favourite. Not only does the woman in frame look like Natasha, but the setting looks all too similar to Vormir. However, after Episode 3 and this newly released featurette, it’s becoming increasingly clear that not only is the character in question actually Sylvie, but she may not be on Vormir at all.
Is This Lamentis-1?
Episode 3 ended with a massive cliffhanger, where both Sylvie and Loki are stranded on Lamentis-1, which, according to Sylvie, is the worst apocalyptic event they could have been transported to. A planet is only hours away from crashing into the moon, leaving no survivors, and the episode ends with their only escape being destroyed by a meteor. Things are looking bleak, to say the least.
Episode 4 will undoubtedly pick up where we left off, or shortly thereafter, and though the Vormir theory still could come to pass, we can’t ignore the fact that the setting above looks incredibly similar to Lamentis-1.
Sylvie Opens Up
The featurette also shows Sylvie and Loki sitting together, with the former being more vulnerable than we’ve yet to see her.
“The universe wants to break free, so it manifests chaos. Like me.”
There were many jokes made in Episode 3 about how nothing brings people closer together than imminent death. Sylvie’s incredibly closed off, and it isn’t surprising considering the fact that the TVA has been chasing her for so long. Not much could convince her to bring her walls down and trust Loki, but staring death in the face? That certainly would be the push she needs to be vulnerable.
This all being said, we do know that Vormir is going to somehow come into play in the series. At the end of Episode 2, Sylvie uses the stolen reset charges to bomb the Sacred Timeline. The audience is able to get a sneak peek of the damage done when the camera focuses on Ravonna Renslayer’s computer. One of the branches was on Vormir on April 23rd, Year 2301.
This raises so many questions. Firstly, we have to wonder if Sylvie’s reset charges were sent randomly or with purpose. If the latter, what exactly is she trying to change on Vormir in 2301? Secondly, will Sylvie and/or Loki actually go to Vormir, or is this more of an Easter Egg? Honestly, it’s impossible to tell at this point. But it’s worth noting that Tom Hiddleston has said Episode 4 takes the series in a new and unexpected direction.
“Expect the unexpected.”– Tom Hiddleston
Essentially, don’t get too attached to any theories one way or another. This show is constantly taking us to new places, both literally and figuratively! However, it’s a fairly safe bet that even if we do visit Vormir, it won’t be in the capacity we originally expected.
Watch the new Loki featurette down below.
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