Antony and Joe Russo, directors of the smash hit, Avengers: Infinity War have confirmed that Loki is indeed dead.
During a screening of Avengers: Infinity War on Wednesday night, the directors of the film – the Russo brothers – confirmed that Loki did, in fact, die in Infinity War.
Peter Sciretta from Slash Film tweeted updates from a live Q&A after the screening.
"The Russo's were asked about a fan theory that Bruce Banner is really Loki in disguise. They answered. That 'Loki is dead,'" Sciretta tweeted.
Though fans were hoping that no one actually dies in the Marvel universe, the finality with which the directors seem to have addressed the question leads us to believe that Loki is, in fact, dead.
Tie in the Thanos quote from Infinity War, "No resurrections this time." that specifically makes it a point to indicate that Loki will not be coming back. But there is still hope for fans as a Loki-centric TV shows starring Tom Hiddleston was announced for the Disney+ streaming service. So fingers crossed that the directors were just messing with us and haven't really killed off Loki for good.
Sciretta also tweeted indicating that Anthony and Joe Russo detailing kept the script a secret by not sharing the script in its entirety with anyone. "No one actually had the entire script. People who were in the film more than others had access to their scenes and knew more than others. There was also fake scenes and redacted scenes to protect secrecy."
"An example of a fake scene The Russo Brothers wrote to keep Infinity War secrecy, Gamora threw Thanos off the cliff in the Soul Stone sequence. I'm not even sure if they are kidding," Sciretta said.
Let's hope that Loki isn't dead but we're more concerned about the other heroes in the MCU as most of the contracts of the A-list superheroes are expiring. Including those of Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth. And what universe will have Loki without Thor? We really hope everything turns out better than the ending of Avengers: Infinity War.
The Russo’s were asked about a fan theory that Bruce Banner is really Loki in disguise. They answered. That “Loki is dead.”— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 29, 2018