Inside hours of WandaVision hitting Disney+, Marvel followers began working wild with theories that Mephisto was the “Large Unhealthy” manipulating the present’s unusual occasions from behind the scenes. (Heck, we even obtained in on the motion.) Nevertheless, because the collection got here to its emotional climax, Marvel’s model of the Satan was nowhere to be discovered as a result of, on the finish of the day, it was nothing greater than a fan idea. Actually, WandaVision‘s creator, Jac Schaeffer, didn’t even know who Mephisto was till she noticed the hypothesis spreading like wildfire on-line because the present was airing.
With Loki‘s first episode now accessible on Disney+, the inventive workforce behind the Trickster God’s new collection are already getting forward of the Mephisto rumors and shutting down the picture that began all of it: that stained glass window. Again in December 2020, Marvel unveiled a trailer for Loki, which included a scene from the primary episode the place the Satan is depicted in a stained glass window. It’s plain as day, and it was an impetus for the Mephisto rumors that began plaguing WandaVision. Followers simply assumed that Mephisto was going to be in Loki, so it solely is sensible that Marvel would slowly tease his arrival. Not a lot.
In an interview forward of Loki‘s premiere, director Kate Herron defined that the stained glass window by no means had something to do with Mephisto and is definitely a reference to the present’s primary character. By way of Entertainment Tonight:
“It’s truthfully only a tremendous bizarre coincidence. Like, it’s genuinely a reference to Loki — the horns, he was solid out of heaven, that’s what it’s a reference to. As a result of we filmed that a very long time earlier than– I believe WandaVision should have been in put up after we filmed that. I did see all of the stuff about that on-line and I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is going to be attention-grabbing.’ [Laughs] However no, it’s extra related to the themes of our present and it’s not a nod to that character.”
And there you may have it. Regardless of what WandaVision taught us, the satan shouldn’t be within the particulars. No less than, not actually.
(By way of Entertainment Tonight)