The character of Loki was inspired by a real person

New revelation about the second season of the series Loki brings an interesting element to the plot.

Director Kasra Farahani revealed that the character Victor Timely, played by Jonathan Majorswas inspired by a real historical figure, Granville Woods.

Connection between Victor Timely and Granville Woods

Victor Timely (Jonathan Majors) in a scene from the second season of Loki (Play / Disney+)
Victor Timely (Jonathan Majors) in a scene from the second season of Loki (Play / Disney+)

In an interview, director Kasra Farahani revealed an intriguing inspiration behind the character Victor Timely, played by Jonathan Majors.

The character, who is one of countless variations of Kang, is a representation of Granville Woods, a black inventor who lived during the same time as Timely in the series.

The other thing Jonathan and I talked about is this historical figure called Granville Woods, who is, in a way, a mysterious mirror for Timely“Farahani said in an interview with Screen triggering.

“He was a black inventor who lived pretty much the same time that Timely would have lived, who invented a lot of things and constantly had people trying to steal his patents and claim them, including Thomas Edison, who tried to claim ownership of his patents.twice and lost in court both times.So that was it.

Victor Timely in Loki season 2

Victor Timely (Jonathan Majors) in a scene from the second season of Loki (Play / Disney+)

Victor Timely’s first appearance occurs in the third episode of the second season of Loki. 1893.

In the context of the plot, Timely is a 19th century inventor, intelligent and evil. His remnant chose him to continue the Time Variance Authority (TVA) after his death.

The inclusion of this historical element provides an additional layer of depth to the plot Lokihighlighting a real figure’s struggle against injustice and the misappropriation of his achievements.

“We wanted to include that element because if you had a figure like that in this moment in time, he would be facing these challenges“, added the director

Victor Timely in the comics

Victor Timely in Marvel Comics (Reproduction / Marvel Comics)

In Marvel Comics, Victor Timely is also one of Kang’s variants. After being defeated several times by the Avengers, he decides to travel to the past, more precisely to the year 1901.

His goal was to gradually dominate the world, using all the knowledge he possesses about the future beyond technology as an advantage. He founded the city of Timely, Wisconsin, as well as Timely Industries.

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The director told the details about Victor Timely, who appeared in the second season of Loki
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