‘Loki’ Head Writer Reveals New Disney+ Series is Inspired by ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’, and ‘Catch Me If You Can’, and More

marvel latest tv series, bottle gourd, is now available for streaming on Disney+. Starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, the six-episode series is the third show that Marvel has released in 2021 and based on its looks, bottle gourd Might be the best yet.

as any viewer of any bottle gourd Probably seen, the show places great emphasis on time travel. bottle gourdThe lead writer of, Michael Waldron got his start in the entertainment industry by working on the hit TV series rick and morty, which helped him a lot in generating ideas bottle gourd.

outside of rick and morty, Waldron has drawn inspiration from a myriad of other TV shows and movies, many of which may come as a surprise.

Lead writer Michael Waldron says ‘Loki’ was inspired by a series of TV shows and classic movies

Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki’ star Tom Hiddleston at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 | Alberto E. for Disney. Rodriguez / Getty Images

by Waldron. Spent two years working as a writer and showrunner for rick and morty, an animated comedy that chronicles the adventures of a young boy and his grandfather through space and time. Her work on the show caught the attention of Marvel President Kevin Feige, who hired her in 2019. As it turned out, Waldron’s experience at work rick and morty will help him come up with ideas for bottle gourd.

“At first I was taking in rick and morty sensitivity and I had to recalculate,” Waldron explained. Vanity Fair. “I’m not writing a 22-minute cartoon. I was watching Quentin Tarantino movies—Inglourious Basterds. Films that enjoy long dialogues and tense scenes.”

Waldron also spent time rewatching classic films, such as blade Runner, Before sunrise, and catch Me If You Can, all of which proved to be great sources of inspiration.

‘Loki’ won’t sound like a ‘six-hour movie’

Even though Waldron relied on feature-length films to get ideas for character development and time progression, he didn’t want the series to feel like one long, drawn-out movie.

“I would say it’s something brand new! It’s the MCU,” said Waldron. bottle gourd. “It was important that every episode stand alone. the leftovers or watchman, which I admired a lot – each one of those episodes felt like a different short story. This is a sign of a great TV episode. ‘Oh, it’s that episode of Loki.'”

‘Mad Men’ had a huge impact on ‘Lokis’

Waldren also drew inspiration from his favorite show of all time, crazy man. For him, the show’s emphasis on developing flawed characters proved important.

crazy man It’s about the characters being aware of who they are,” he says. “Don Draper came to know about how he broke down and why.”

In bottle gourdIn , Waldron uses time travel as a creative way to help the show’s characters learn things about themselves and others.

“You can literally hold a mirror to your characters,” Waldron said. “Perhaps they may encounter other versions of themselves at different points in their lives. In the case of back in the futureMarty McFly, he can face the versions of his parents and then he understands himself better.

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