'Avengers 4' Spoilers: Directors Confirm Loki's Death, Ruining Fan Theories

Do you have a theory that Loki is still alive and primed to return in Avengers 4? Maybe you thought he faked his death, or that he’s actually masquerading as Bruce Banner (which would explain why he couldn’t become the Hulk in Infinity War), or that he’s even somehow controlling Thanos.

Well, we have some bad news for you. Whatever theory you have has been debunked. Loki is dead and he’s never coming back (at least until his TV show on Disney+).

On Wednesday, Avengers 4 directors Joe and Anthony Russo appeared at an Infinity War post-screening Q&A in Hollywood. There, the siblings confirmed and debunked several noteworthy items of interest, but one that’s especially interesting is the news that Loki — the Asgardian trickster and brother of Thor, played by Tom Hiddleston — is dead.

At the event, one fan asked the Russos if Loki was still alive, proposing a theory that Bruce Banner is actually Loki in disguise. The Russos simply responded, “Loki is dead.” (We’ll update this post with the full quote when the Q&A session is uploaded in full on Collider’s YouTube channel.)

So there you have it. Loki is dead. No more. Poof. He gone. After being asphyxiated by Thanos, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is gone.

This, of course, is also probably bunk, as Disney recently announced a Loki television series that will premiere exclusively on Disney+, the new streaming platform set to go live in 2019.

Details regarding the series are under lock and key, except that Hiddleston will reprise his role and that the series will be set in the MCU. Whether it’s a prequel or set after Avengers: Infinity War is unknown.

Avengers 4 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

Related video: Rewatch Thor and Hulk reunite in Thor: Ragnarok.

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