The biggest question going into Thor: Love and Thunder was whether Jane Foster was going to make it out of the movie alive. Her introduction seemed like a potential avenue for Marvel Studios to replace Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder—but that’s not what happened. Instead, Jane sacrificed her life to save the Gods from Gorr, going the same way as former Asgardians Heimdall and Loki.
In the post-credits scene, Natalie Portman’s character was seen appearing in the legendary land of Valhalla, the heaven of the Gods. She was quickly met by a friendly face, Heimdall, as he also thanked her for looking after his son and continued on to introduce her to the afterlife.
But there’s another big character who could have also shown his face at that very same moment: Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief. While audiences are currently following the Variant running around with the TVA right now in Loki on Disney+, let’s not forget the one who stood up to Thanos in order to save Thor Odinson’s life.
So Why No Loki?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson talked about the potential of a Tom Hiddleston cameo and how they came around to including Love at the end of the movie.
When asked if she ever toyed with the idea of bringing back Hiddleston alongside Idris Elba in the Valhalla post-credits scene, the writer noted that it was “never on the table from what [she] understand[s].”
It does seem that the writer misunderstood the question a little bit. The person asking likely wasn’t referring to the version of Tom Hiddleston’s character who is seen in the Disney+ series—of course, he wouldn’t be making an appearance, as he’s lost in the Multiverse.
But there’s still Earth-616’s Loki, who died at the hands of Josh Brolin’s Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. There’s a good chance he would be in Valhalla alongside Heimdall after his death. It would have been pretty easy to sneak him into that same scene.