WARNING: Spoilers below for the final episode of Loki!
The three space lizards who protect the sacred timeline were the most comic bookish aspect of Loki. They also turned out to be completely fake. When confronted, the big lizard bodies broke down to reveal the mechanical puppetry at work. The real time keeper, Loki learned, was He Who Remains, played by Jonathan Majors. Otherwise known as Immortus in the comics, and Kang in his alternate universe form. And now we know he also provided the voice of the Time Keepers, thanks to an interview with EW. Director Kate Herron and Peyton Reed collaborated on Majors’ casting, as the actor will also play Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But Herron slipped him on before he ever showed up.
“Something that was really fun for me was we hadn’t, for example, cast the voice of the Time Keepers yet, because you know Wizard of Oz was an obvious reference of ours. I was like, ‘Oh, let’s get Jonathan to do it, because he’s an amazing character actor,’ “she said. “We sent him the art of all the characters and it was really fun [because] he was sending us all of these different voices he could do for each character, which was great.”
She notes that when Majors finally showed up on set as He Who Remains, he improvised much of the final product, including getting up on his desk. “I’m a classically trained clown,” Majors revealed. “That’s part of my training. I’ve been at it for a long time, and to be able to exercise that was a lot of fun.” As for how he’ll portray He Who Remains’ more evil alternate self next film? “You take it a day at a time. That’s all I would say about that.”
Did you realize that the Time Keepers were Majors all along? Let us know what you think in comments.
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