Where are Thor and Loki during Captain Marvel’s timeline?


The Asgardian brothers have had a huge impact on the MCU franchise. What are they up to when Carol Danvers meets Nick Fury in Captain Marvel?

The God of Mischief and the God of Thunder — enemies, yet brothers who are shown to care for one another.  Incredibly gifted and powerful beings, these two siblings have different goals in mind when it comes to harnessing their powers and their rights to the throne of Asgard.

How does their timeline coincide with the events of Captain Marvel in 1995? Well, since both of the Asgardians are well over hundreds of years old, decades like the ’90s are probably peanuts in comparison to their long lives. But here’s what we do know about both gods prior to when we see them in the first Thor movie.

Thor is the only biological son of Odin and Frigga, the king and queen of Asgard. Odin, however, found and adopted an abandoned Loki in Jotunheim (one of the Nine Realms and home to the Frost Giants). Only a baby at the time, it was later revealed that Loki was the son of the leader of the Frost Giants: King Laufey. Odin and Frigga took him in and raised him as their own.

Both boys grew up with an intense hatred and feeling of jealousy towards one another. Loki especially loathed Thor because he was first in line for taking over the throne and becoming King of Asgard.

When it comes to the timeline, many have speculated that the year each present-day MCU movie takes place in is around the same year that those events actually happen. Considering Thor was released in 2011, we can assume that the events in that movie happened roughly around the same year in the MCU timeline — meaning, in the span of the 16 or so years between Captain Marvel and Thor, Loki was probably planning to take the throne and/or sabotage Thor’s coronation.

That brings us to the events in Thor. In an effort to derail his coronation, Loki led the Frost Giants to attack Asgard. Thor provided a counterattack, resulting in the two realms to be at war with one another once again.

Odin, seeing that his son needed to learn humility before he could become king. He banishes Thor to Earth and strips him of his powers in the hopes that his son will be able to learn from his mistakes and discover what it means to be humble. Loki on the other hand, now sees this as an opportunity to take over the throne now that his brother is out of the picture.

Eventually, Thor is able to find humility and returns to Asgard. Loki, on the other hand, unleashes his rage and wants revenge on Thor. Thus begins the long battles between Loki and the Avengers in the first Avengers movie, as Loki tries to capture the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D. (another big plot point to take note of for Captain Marvel.)

We’re all hoping that Loki might actually be alive in the next Avengers movie because he made efforts that signaled redemption for the mischievous god. Should he turn out to have actually survived, we’d love to see him fight with his brother, Thor, along with the mighty Captain Marvel.

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