In a jaw-dropping finale to Loki season 2, Marvel Studios may have subtly unveiled the continuation of one of Phase 4’s beloved Disney+ series and hinted at the return of a mysterious villain. While Loki has been a standalone series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it has laid the groundwork for significant concepts explored in subsequent projects. The first season introduced the multiverse to the MCU, a theme later delved into by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Ant-Man. Now, the ending of Loki season 2 has left fans speculating about the fate of the characters and the potential tie-ins to other Phase 4 heroes.
The grand conclusion of Loki season 2 sees Tom Hiddleston’s Loki wielding his newfound time-slipping ability, joining forces with the Time Variance Authority to manipulate the Temporal Loom. The aim was to accommodate the numerous branches sprouting from the Sacred Timeline’s destruction. However, faced with the impossibility of this task, Loki takes matters into his own hands, destroying the Loom and positioning himself as the guardian of the multiverse. While Loki’s fate is clear, the futures of other key characters such as Mobius, Sylvie, Ouroboros, and Ravonna Renslayer remain uncertain.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna Renslayer, introduced in Loki season 1 as a TVA judge who eventually goes rogue, played a pivotal role in season 2. Her collaboration with Miss Minutes in recruiting and manipulating Victor Timely, a 19th Century variant of He Who Remains and Kang the Conqueror, led to her being pruned by Sylvie and sent to the Void. Renslayer’s ultimate destiny in the Void, particularly after encountering Alioth, is shrouded in mystery, leaving fans eagerly anticipating her next steps.
Marvel Studios, known for intricate storytelling, cleverly wove connections to Ancient Egyptian culture and the upcoming Moon Knight series throughout Loki season 2. Examples include Sylvie’s ankh earring and Casey listening to Marc Spector’s Staying Awake podcast. The final moments of Loki season 2’s finale add another layer to this intricate web, as a pyramid is visible in the distance when Ravonna Renslayer awakens in the Void. This subtle nod hints at a connection to Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Rama-Tut, a variant of Kang the Conqueror introduced in the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
In Marvel Comics, the relationship between Ravonna Renslayer and Kang the Conqueror variant Rama-Tut is complex. Throughout Kang’s various lives, different versions of Ravonna appear, with their dynamic characterized by a love-hate relationship. Notably, during Rama-Tut’s reign, Ravonna takes on the role of the Moon Knight, the avatar to the Egyptian God of the Moon, Khonshu. With Oscar Isaac portraying Moon Knight in Phase 4, and the series hinting at Rama-Tut, the stage is set for a potential crossover.
The release of Moon Knight in Phase 4 was met with anticipation, but the lack of confirmation for a second season left fans uncertain. Recent announcements from Marvel Studios, outlining a substantial overhaul of Disney+ shows, suggest a shift towards second seasons for existing series rather than introducing new characters. This could signal a green light for Moon Knight season 2, allowing not only the exploration of Marc Spector’s storyline but also the continuation of Ravonna Renslayer’s narrative from Loki season 2.
Despite ongoing speculation, Marvel Studios has yet to officially confirm Moon Knight season 2, leaving the release timeline and potential tie-ins with the MCU’s Multiverse Saga uncertain. If the second season materializes before the culmination of the Multiverse Saga in 2026’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, the introduction of Rama-Tut as the antagonist in Moon Knight season 2 would be a fitting development. His ties to Ancient Egypt align seamlessly with the Egyptian themes prevalent in Moon Knight, offering an opportunity to expand on storylines introduced in Phase 5.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to unfold, fans eagerly await official announcements regarding the future of Moon Knight and the potential intersections with the wider MCU narrative. The cryptic clues embedded in Loki season 2’s finale leave the door open for exciting possibilities, showcasing Marvel Studios’ commitment to weaving a rich and interconnected tapestry that captivates audiences across multiple series and phases.