Alligator Loki Almost Wore a Costume
The fifth episode of Marvel Studios' Loki (2021-) became an internet sensation as a handful of Loki Variants stole the show with ease. Among the gathering of the Gods of Mischief, one wine-loving, crown-wearing reptilian Loki almost looked a little different.
The latest episode of Marvel Studios Assembled (2021-) went behind the scenes of Loki in full documentary fashion. At a glance, the documentary shares a look at Alligator Loki wearing a full suit, which was created by visual development supervisor Rodney Fuentebella.
"Saw this on the [Disney Plus] Marvel Studios Assembled special on Loki," Feuntebella wrote in the post. "My concept pieces I did of the alligator Loki [was] shown there. Pretty cool. It was a fun and crazy cool project to work on," the artist captioned the post. Fuentebella's Instagram page puts his other work on display, including his Spider-Bots for the Spider-Man ride at Disneyland's Avengers Campus.
The other forms of Loki can be noted for their inspiration from the pages of Marvel Comics, but Alligator Loki was an exception of originality. "We were talking about [how] we want to meet many different versions of Loki in this show," Loki head writer Michael Waldron explained to Marvel.com. "I was just like, there should be an Alligator Loki. And it's like, well, why? Because he's green." He added, "It's so stupid, but it also makes total sense ... You almost have to take it seriously like maybe he is [a Loki]? Why shouldn't there be an alligator version of Loki? For all we know, that's an alligator universe or whatever. It's just the sort of irreverent thing that, in this show, we play straight and make the audience take it seriously."
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki is now streaming on Disney+, alongside the complete first season of Loki. A second season has been confirmed by Marvel, assuring more timeline-tangling antics to come.