Valhalla is also likely just a dimension in the MCU, and it may be possible to travel to and from it since the multiverse was cracked open in . So, Jane and Thor could meet again.
Regardless, it’s likely Hercules and Thor will become allies at some point in the future — Goldstein is simply too popular and loveable to remain bad.
A vengeful god
He’s also the second Ted Lasso actor who’s made a recent MCU post-credits scene cameo. Cristo Fernández, best known for portraying Dani “Football is life” Rojas in the
It’s also possible the original version of the character isn’t dead, since the older Classic Loki — a Variant from yet another timeline — seen in the Disney Plus series revealed that he . After that, he lived in solitude on a remote planet “for a long, long time.”
The movie catches up with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) after the events of
Once you’ve and its , it’s time to spin your enchanted hammer and leap into SPOILERS for the mid- and post-credits scenes.
What does it mean?
Valhalla, the Asgardian heaven inspired by Norse mythology, was mentioned earlier in the movie. When Thor meets a wounded Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) after her encounter with Gorr, she urges him to let her die so she can go to Valhalla. Thor reminds her that she’d only go there if she died in battle, so she agrees to go to New Asgard and get patched up.
“Yes father,” he growls.
Immortus partially inspired Loki villain , who was an alternate reality version of the future MCU villain Kang. Since the movies and shows regularly riff on classic comic stories, it’s possible Hercules will team up with Kang in his quest to take down Thor.
When Jane dies in Thor’s (massive) arms after the final fight with Gorr, she disintegrates into stardust like Odin (Anthony Hopkins) did in Thor: Ragnarok, hinting that she had been accepted as an Asgardian despite being born human.
Marvel’s Hercules was introduced in the comics as a rival to Thor , but later became his ally and joined the Avengers. He’s shown up regularly in the decades since his debut, occasionally starring in his own series. Herc is a bit of a braggart, but a reliable friend to his fellow heroes.
Life after death
The post-credits scene reunites us with Jane after her death, as she steps through a portal and finds herself in a beautiful mountainous location. She’s greeted by Heimdall (Idris Elba), the all-seeing guardian of Asgard’s Bifrost Bridge who was slain by Thanos in .
What does it mean?
Classic Loki’s timeline diverged from the main one when he left the remote world to see Thor. That suggests the regular version of the character remained in isolation, so he may not have made it to Valhalla after all.
In the MCU, this group of elite female warriors was slaughtered in battle with the goddess of death Hela. King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) was the only survivor. In the comics and Norse mythology, the Valkyries guide those who fall in battle in Valhalla, so their MCU counterparts may have gone on to serve a similar purpose — Jane could ultimately join their ranks. is , bringing us on the Asgardian Avenger’s and claiming its place as the 29th movie. It sees director Taika Waititi, who previously helmed 2017’s , bringing his comedic touch to another superhero outing (and its two post-credits scenes).
“You are very welcome here in the land of the gods,” he says warmly. “Welcome to Valhalla.”
The is dead, having been killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (the one we followed in the Disney Plus series was ). Since the OG Loki was killed in battle, he should’ve been rewarded with a blissful eternity in Valhalla.
Could Loki be in Valhalla?
In the mid-credits scene, it’s revealed that Zeus (Russell Crowe) survived after Thor blasted the Greek god’s own lightning bolt through his chest. Being tended to on his throne, Zeus expresses his fury that people now worship superheroes over gods.
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