In the end, reports of Jonathan Majors’ presence as Kang the Conqueror in Loki’s sophomore finale were greatly exaggerated.
Earlier this month, our sister site Variety reported on how Marvel Studios was navigating — among other recent woes — the ongoing legal trouble for Majors, who is set to stand trial on Nov. 29 for assault, attempted assault, harassment and aggravated harassment after an alleged domestic dispute. At the time, an insider who had seen Loki’s Season 2 finale said “Marvel is truly f—ked” moving forward, given how the episode apparently kept Majors’ Kang in the spotlight and set the stage for 2026’s film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (currently slated to star Majors).
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But aside from a fleeting reference to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (where Kang previously popped up), the buzzed-about Marvel villain made no appearance in Loki‘s season ender (read our full recap), and there was no mid-credits or post-credits scene that might indicate a larger Kang story to come.
“That report was crazy. I’ll just say that,” Loki executive producer Kevin Wright tells TVLine with a laugh. “That just shows you, I don’t know what people are talking about.”
Wright also insists, with a firm “no,” that there was no footage intentionally left on the cutting room floor as a result of Majors’ current brouhaha. Rather, “the story that is on screen is the one that we set out to make,” he says, adding that he and Loki’s other creatives had no plans to set up a bigger MCU arc.
“Our VFX is awesome, it’s so good in this episode. You can’t do that if you’re not locking that stuff in months in advance,” Wright explains. “That final sequence was eight months in the making — just in post-production, not talking about shooting. We never really had any consideration for the larger Marvel universe, and that is why these two seasons were good. We built our own corner of the sandbox, we told our own story. People got excited about that and went, ‘Oh, Kang!’ and started building on top of that. But to us, we were the keepers of nearly 12 hours of that storytelling, and we wanted that to come to a close.”
As for the lack of end credits scenes — which have become a staple of Marvel’s shows and films, often teasing at least one future MCU project — Wright says they “would have just taken away” from Loki’s finale.
“We didn’t write any [post-credits scenes], and we certainly didn’t shoot any,” he continues. “A lot of people want these things to feel like contained stories. I know some people like the bigger interconnectedness. I think that’s also sometimes becoming a hindrance to some of our stories. For us, it was story closed, that was it.”
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