It must be really hard to work on such a hotly-anticipated Marvel movie and not give away spoilers. Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo have already admitted that they are absolutely useless on press tours and have to work really hard at not giving away major spoilers. 

And it’s safe to say that, with all the rumoured cameos and characters surrounding Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it must be nigh on impossible to remain tight-lipped. (Side note – anyone who spoils these via social media the second after they come out of the cinema on May 6 is distinctly uncool.) 

Despite this, Michael Waldron, the scriptwriter for the Strange sequel and head writer/executive producer for the Disney Plus series Loki, has confirmed a link between these two projects in an interview with The Playlist

Speaking on the wider scope of the MCU, Waldron said “I mean, it’s all intertwined and it’s all stands alone. Like a great comic universe, I think that one thing certainly informs the other. You’re going to have a better time watching the next chapter of an MCU story if you’ve seen the stuff before it. But also, hopefully, even if you’ve never if you’ve walked in off the street, you’ll still have a blast. It should be good enough that it stands on its own.”

The overlap comes as Waldron was wrapping up series one of Loki whilst beginning to write the script for Strange. That doesn’t necessarily confirm an appearance from the God of Mischief within the multiverse, but it certainly alludes to the fact that the events that have unfolded within the TV series inform where we find Stephen Strange in the new film. 

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And what about a second series for Loki? 

Waldron didn’t confirm a return date but reflected fondly on his time shooting Doctor Strange in the midst of the tightest Coronavirus restrictions: “To get to work with Sam Raimi and that crew and that cast. The circumstances under which we made that movie, you can’t help but get incredibly close. And so, yeah. I think we made something we’re all really proud of.”

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits cinemas on May 6. Loki season one is currently streaming on Disney Plus.