The first season of Loki is now finished and while director, Kate Herron, will not be returning, I am excited for season 2. Herron was recently on ComicBook.com’s Phase Zero podcast where she discusses the first season of Loki. She also talks about what she planned the character, Mobius.
Phase Zero Podcast With Kate Herron
Herron shared that she almost added flashbacks of Mobius’ life before the TVA:
So I think for us, we had spoken about, I think there were a few drafts of the script where you did see like a family or you did see a life, but I think we all kind of decided we don’t know what it is yet. And I think that’s exciting, right? Because it gives more road to travel with him. And I think it’s more painful when he is going to be deleted, him saying, ‘What if I had a family’ Because, maybe he did or maybe he didn’t, I don’t know where the writers will take his character.
The director also shared why they didn’t add his pre-variant life:
But, I think that the main thing we felt was that I think it was just that kind of in the turning of amping up the tension, it was more effective, I think would B-15, for example, her seeing her memories and seeing the impact that had upon her life and then I think that kind of echoes then across everyone in the TVA, because, you see how much it moves her and what she does because of what she sees. So I think for us, it felt like at least in this part of the show that we didn’t want to necessarily do flashbacks.
But yeah, I think the writers and I definitely had spoken about it and explored it with the studio. But I think we all decide to just in terms of when everything started to line up, oh, it’s actually better to play out this way and then it can be left open for future exploration basically.
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I’m glad Herron decided against flashbacks. There was not enough time and what she gave us came together very well. I can’t wait to see what the director for season 2 will come up with for Mobius’ life. Also, I would love to see what Hunter B-15 saw in hers.
What do you think of the direction taken for Mobius? Let me know in the comments.