WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for the Loki Season 1 finale, “For All Time. Always.” now streaming on Disney+.
Kasra Farahani, the manufacturing designer for Disney+’s Loki, teased the existence of a fourth Time Keeper.
Three Time Keepers are represented all through Season 1 of Loki, be it by means of statues on the TVA or robotic puppets saved hidden for millennia. Nonetheless, within the season finale, Episode 6, “For All Time. Always,” when Loki and Sylvie attain the Citadel on the Finish of Time, there’s a fourth Time Keeper statue shattered on the ground. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Farahani was requested to elaborate on this element. “I can’t say anything about it, unfortunately, but the answers will be forthcoming,” Farahani stated.
Together with the discharge of idea artwork from the collection, Farahani defined his inspiration for the Citadel on the Finish of Time, the large fort that housed the season’s huge unhealthy, He Who Stays (performed by Jonathan Majors). “I believe He Who Remains built it,” Farahani stated. “The biggest influence was probably Xanadu from Citizen Kane and Hearst Castle [the real-life inspiration for Xanadu] as a result. This eccentric person rattling around this big Citadel.” Director Kate Herron has additionally not too long ago said that Majors’ character was immediately impressed by the person backstage in The Wizard of Oz.
The fourth Time Keeper statue is not the one factor that is in disrepair within the Citadel. Fairly, based on Farahani, the intention behind the Citadel’s design was to look dilapidated, whereas He Who Stays’ workplace was the one a part of the fort in pristine situation.
“I pitched this idea that he’d retreated to the office at the time. The atrium, [where] you see the 13-foot-tall Sentinels of Time statues and the hall with the giant timepiece and the Timekeeper statues… there would be a sense that he had retreated from these places and they’re in disrepair,” Farahani stated.
The Time Keepers have been launched to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Loki Season 1 as cosmic beings chargeable for ending the good multiversal conflict and creating the Sacred Timeline. Nonetheless, it was revealed that they have been nothing greater than androids created by He Who Stays (voiced by Majors). Whereas the fourth Time Keeper is not talked about in Loki, he does seem in a 2005 Incredible 4 comedian titled Divine Time: Half 2, written by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa. Within the comedian, he has been banished to Egypt in 2950 BC by the three principal Time Keepers for an unknown purpose and warns the Incredible 4 about Kang the Conqueror’s son, Ramades.
The Citadel on the Finish of Time, in addition to the destroyed Time Keeper statue, seems within the season finale of Loki. All six episodes can be found to stream on Disney+.
Supply: Vanity Fair