- Sophia Di Martino said that “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” inspired the season finale of “Loki.”
- In “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s characters fight despite being together.
- This inspired the fight scene between Loki and Sylvie in front of Kang.
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Specifically, she and the “Loki” creators used the kitchen fight between Pitt and Jolie’s characters in 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” as a reference point for the fight between Loki and Sylvie in the final episode.
“I’m casting myself as Angelina, obviously,” Di Martino told Vanity Fair in a recent interview.
Loki and Sylvie, like the characters played by Pitt and Jolie, are a (sort of) couple who are technically on the same team but find themselves against one another in a tense, emotional fight as they both try to do what they think is the right thing.
The face-off between Sylvie and Loki ended with a kiss – but in typical Loki fashion, that kiss was subsequently followed up with betrayal.
“I see it sort of like, ‘it’s been fun but see you later,’ goodbye kiss,” Di Martino told Vanity Fair of the fight scene’s end. “It also helps her spin him around so she can get [the temp pad]. But I don’t think it’s a totally cold move. Maybe pushing him through the time door is a way to get him out of the way, but also to keep him safe.”
Of course, Loki doesn’t actually end up in the TVA he knew. He winds up in the TVA of another reality – proven by the fact that his friend Mobius (Owen Wilson) doesn’t recognize him, while the statue of the Time-Keepers has been replaced by a statue of the MCU’s terrifying apparent new big bad, Kang the Conqueror.
“Loki” will return for a second season to explore more multiversal madness, but don’t be surprised to see either Sylvie (or more likely, Loki) pop up in the upcoming MCU movies “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”