We knew that Loki would have a lot of interesting connections but nobody saw this one coming…
Since the Phase Four slate of original films and series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe was revealed, it’s safe to say that Loki has undoubtedly been one of the most anticipated. You might think that the Tom Hiddleston-led series is just a time-travel story or a supernatural crime-thriller but the two trailers for confirmed that it will be so much more than that.
Now the series director Kate Herron has teased some of what’s to come from Loki and spilt the beans on some of the more unexpected influences. Yes, Herron, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via Twitter), mentioned that one of the influences is none other than Teletubbies.
What are the Teletubbies and how do they play into Loki?
Teletubbies is a British children’s show featuring four colorful characters known as Twinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. They are a bunch of cuddly, dynamic, humanoid creatures – each with differently-shaped antennas on their heads and in-built tellies on their stomachs.
Created by children’s TV producers Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport for the BBC, the original Teletubbies series first aired in March 1997 on BBC2 on the CBBC block. It then aired on PBS Kids Stateside in April 1998.
A classic series no doubt, the fact that Teletubbies is a source of inspiration for Loki is quite bizarre, to say the least. Maybe their influence over the show could have something to do with the TVA (Time Variance Authority)? To be quite honest, with a reference that unusual, the inspiration could crop up anywhere.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Erika Coleman, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wunmi Mosaku. Michael Waldron is writing the series with Kate Herron directing. Waldron, Herron, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Stephen Broussard are executive producers.
Marvel Studios is producing Loki. The series will premiere on Disney+ on June 9, 2021.
Are you looking forward to Loki? How do you think it will draw inspiration from the Teletubbies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!