The first episode of Loki on Disney Plus has raised a lot. The pilot not only summarized the entire story of the god of mischief, but also introduced a whole new part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Time Variance Authority and its mysterious overlords, the Time-Keepers, whose wooden faces the wall behind Gugu Mbatha. adorn -Raws Judge Renslayer.
According to Loki, The Time Keepers are the ultimate decision-makers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, deciding which actions belong on the so-called “sacred timeline” and which actions need to be monitored and eradicated or “trimmed”, and give those instructions to the TVA’s toosmic bureaucracy . And for now, that’s all we know about the TV version of The Time-Keepers.
The existence of the Time-Keepers gives the well-known Marvel Cinematic Universe a significant twist. There is a larger, cosmic world beyond the most godlike movements we saw in the Infinity Saga. The logic of the multiverse only gets more complicated when Spider-Man: No way home
“For me it [Loki] It was about acting like we could do anything, come up with the biggest, craziest ideas we could think of, and if they tell me no, they tell me no, ”Waldron tells Polygon. “With Marvel and Kevin [Feige], Your imagination is the limit. The job was to make the Loki show the best show possible, and so if we have a good argument as to why something makes this show great, then we’ll give it a try and you will trust that it will fit in the width World of the MCU. Pitching and thinking up crazy traditions: Actually not as off-putting as you might think. “
So who are the timekeepers? What role have you played in Marvel Comics over the years? And how could the events of Loki transform what we know about the MUC? The books have a lot to tell us.
How are the timekeepers in Marvel Comics?
In Marvel Comics, the Time-Keepers were created by the last director of the Time Variance Authority at the end of time and tasked with general protection of the entire timeline. Just like in Loki, they are a triumvirate of robed figures who rarely appear to mortals – usually only a select few with whom they have chosen to work. Two of them have more masculine faces, one a more feminine facade, and all of them look quite alien.
Although created by a member of the Time Variance Authority and with similar goals, the time-keepers in the comics are not the top rulers of the TVA. In fact, they’re much more likely to be associated with the time-traveling supervillain Immortus.
The timekeepers recruited Immortus as a student, but also as a prisoner. In return for teaching him the timeline, the time guards hired him to oversee a period and clean up the intricate mess that was left of the time travel machinations he’d committed when he was younger than he was Name Kang the. carried conquerors.
And keep your hat on when I say this, but …
Kang the Conqueror is the villain of the next Ant-Man movie
Late 2020, Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft County) joined the cast of cast Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania. He was reportedly to play the role of Kang the Conqueror, the time-traveling despot who eventually matures into Immortus, a servant of the Time Keepers.
But it gets even more tangled! Through Immortus, the Time-Keepers were also involved in controlling the Scarlet Witch in the comics, whose chaos magic allowed her to distort reality, making her a threat to the timeline. We will see the Scarlet Witch again in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, written by Michael Waldron.
It could be that the Time Keepers, Kang the Conqueror, and the Scarlet Witch are all parts of the next big thing to come in the time-y-wime-y, multiverse hopping pipeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or it could just be that over the years everything in the Marvel Comics universe merges with everything else in. connected something Path.
Time – and the timekeepers – will tell.