Where Was the TVA in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
In the final scene of Loki’s Season 1 finale, the God of Mischief finds himself at a TVA headquarters where neither Mobius nor Hunter B-15 recognize him. According to the show’s production designer Kasra Farahani, Loki and this TVA are “in a different place” and “a different timeline.”
While that’s disturbing on its own, Loki now sees a statue of Kang the Conqueror instead of a statue of the fictional Time Keepers implying that Kangs are now on the loose.
If that is true, and due to where No Way Home falls in the MCU’s Phase 4 order, the TVA exists but is no longer in the business of stopping Nexus events of Multiversal entanglements.
In fact, these kinds of happenings may be exactly what Kang wants or needs.
Is Doctor Strange 2 The “Nexus” Between Loki and No Way Home?
While it seems that the TVA is under new management during Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s also worth noting that Spider-Man 3 writer Erik Sommers claimed that the events of Loki “weren’t planned to coincide” with No Way Home but happened to work out as it shows “there is trouble in the multiverse.”
His fellow No Way Home writer Chris McKenna further confirmed the lack of coordination between the Spider-Man threequel and Loki, saying, “Whether certain things that were happening in ‘Loki’ line up in terms of the timeline exploding and is that the same time that Doctor Strange is casting the spell, I don’t know.”
Still, while Loki and No Way Home were crafted separately, Marvel Studios is the ultimate Time Keeper and the studio was more than aware of their Multiversal stories. Plus, there’s already evidence that the two plots will, in fact, connect on-screen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In addition to rumors that Loki’s Mobius and Sylvie will appear in the Doctor Strange sequel, the film’s trailer appears to show one of Loki’s orange-tinted Time Doors.
Perhaps No Way Home star Doctor Strange is the “Nexus” connecting the Spidey threequel to Loki? Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on May 7, 2022.
Season 1 of Loki is available to stream on Disney+. Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently playing in theaters.