With Natasha Romanoff having died in Vormir in Avengers: Endgame, a lot of people (and Marvel) were sure that the character was dead. What’s interesting is, there’s a scene in the new Loki trailer which seems to have Loki visiting Natasha in a place that looks like Vormir; too bad for Natasha fans though, because that doesn’t seem to be the case.
While the costume and hair may be reminiscent of Black Widow, this looks to be the character played by Sophia Di Martino, who fans speculate to be the female version of Loki. Di Martino has actually been spotted on set with short blond hair and body suit, and it’s likely that Loki could have a more emotional moment talking to a version of himself rather than an ally of his enemies.
Though a lot of people would be bummed that the door is closed for Natasha’s return, this could be read as an intentional misdirect on Marvel’s part. Fandango’s Erik Davis posts:
Lots of folks believe this to be Sophia Di Martino as Lady Loki, and that may very well be the case. But it's a clever misdirect! Marvel knew what they were doing with this shot! pic.twitter.com/Yoj9aM4CIa
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 5, 2021
With WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier earning sparkling reviews, a lot of people are excited to see what’s in store for Loki. Admittedly the Marvel series that we’ve gotten so far have all been different, and Loki seems to be its own kind of animal, what with the time-travel and possible dimension-hopping.
Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming series:
The series takes place after Avengers: Endgame, which saw Loki steal the Tesseract during the 2012 events of The Avengers (2012), which created an alternate timeline from the main MCU films. In the series, Loki uses the Tesseract to travel through time and alter human history.
Catch Loki when it debuts on June 11. For now you can catch The Falcon and The Winter Soldier now streaming on Disney+.