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The first season of Marvel Studios’ Loki has come and gone, and it ultimately delivered on its promise of action, adventure and of course, mischief with the titular character. The show also includes a number of references to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe (or multiverse). It seems, though, that the show was not solely inspired by what’s come before in the world of Marvel. One star has actually revealed that the season finale also took inspiration from the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and it now makes so much more sense.
Loki was filled to the brim with action sequences, yet the most emotionally-charged moment is arguably the fight between Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief and Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie in the season finale. During the scene, the two had just met with Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains, who offered them the chance to succeed him as the managers of the multiverse and warned them of his devious variants. Unfortunately, the two protagonists couldn’t agree on whether to trust the eccentric TVA founder, and this ultimately prompted their duel.
Sophia Di Martino recently caught up with Vanity Fair to chat about the season’s game-changing final episode and the series as a whole. It was during her chat that she revealed that Loki and Sylvie’s final fight was partially inspired by the house-damaging brawl that occurs between Angelina Jolie (who Di Martino taps herself as) and Brad Pitt’s characters in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. That fight occured after the lead characters realized they worked for rival organizations and had been ordered to eliminate each other.
It’s completely understandable that the creatives behind Loki would want to channel Mr. and Mrs. Smith when it comes to that final fight. Although the circumstances are incredibly different in the MCU series, the brawl is similar in that it focuses on two characters who are fighting out of obligation despite the fact that they both care about each other.
Of course, Loki’s sequence doesn’t culminate in passionate sex, which nearly played a large role on the show. Still, the kiss at the end of the battle is a bittersweet way to close things out for would-be lovers Sylvie and Loki. You can revisit the heartbreaking moment by streaming the finale on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link (opens in new tab).
The Loki season finale has certainly left fans wondering whether Sylvie and the Asgardian trickster will get their happy ending like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s John and Jane. And with Sylvie seemingly having regret about her decision to kill Kang’s variant and push Loki out of the citadel, one has to wonder if she’ll ever want to face him again.
Nevertheless, the two are bound to meet up again in Season 2 and could eventually find their way to a lasting romance. But if that is to be the case, it’s a pretty safe bet that their journey to true love will continue to be even wilder than that of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
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