As far as we know, Loki has seemingly become the new He Who Remains, waiting at the end of time and keeping every part of it in check. But while Eric Martin can neither confirm nor deny if he’ll return, that’s exactly what was intended. “I leave that up to interpretation. That final image is meant to be ambiguous. So I’ll let people make up their own minds there.”
Understandably, fans will be racking their comic book-obsessed brains over how and when Loki could possibly come back in the upcoming slate of Marvel stories, but according to Martin, it’s other mythical figures that should be a point of reference. Greek ones to be precise. “If you look into mythology, someone like Atlas is an interesting person to look at with that.” Martin is referring to the Greek Titan, Atlas, who was condemned to stand alone holding up the heavens for eternity. Unfortunately, the position had barely any visiting hours, besides Hercules and Perseus who took a trip to see the Titan in their own respective stories.
With that in mind, might some MCU characters make the same epic journey and seek an audience with a former villain who now has God status? Or might desperate times call for desperate measures and Loki be forced to leave his newly appointed post in the big future events of the MCU? What? He can surely clock off every now and then.