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Wunmi Mosaku, the Time Variance Authority and ‘LOKI’

If you’ve never read an installment of Connecting Imaginary Dots, allow me to explain the idea. Connecting Imaginary Dots was the title I came up with for my speculation pieces when I was writing at MCU Exchange. These types of pieces basically allow me to unload a bunch of junk that’s circulating in my brain in a way that should never be confused for things I actually expect to happen. I basically take a bunch of facts that are almost always entirely unrelated and do my best to connect the dots with by stretching my imagination. In the past these types of pieces have resulted in me theorizing that the Spider-Man sequel which became Far From Home might end up being a team-up outing of Spidey and Hulk in the Savage Land; however, I also wrote one theorizing that Sterling K. Brown would be playing the father of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther LOOOOOONG before anyone else was considering it and one in which I theorized that Annette Bening was actually Mar-Vell when everyone else still thought Jude Law was playing the character. The bottom line is this: these are fun spec pieces that allow me to just be a fan. With that out of the way…

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We are already aware that the Disney Plus Marvel Studios streaming series Loki will introduce the Time Variance Authority (TVA) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through set photos published by Just Jared back in March, we know that actress Wunmi Mosaku will be working with the TVA in some capacity. Additionally, according to IMDB (and yes I am well aware that it cannot always be counted on for legitimate information), stunt woman Marche Day worked 3 episodes as a stunt double for a character called simply “B15.” Taken independently, these are some interesting tidbits but that’s not what we do here and that’s not why these features are called “Connecting Imaginary Dots”, so here it goes…

After waking from a fever dream the other night, I decided that the dots here lead to the conclusion that Wunmi Mosaku will be playing a TVA Chronomonitor (though I’m not sure they’ll be using that title in Loki) labeled B15. For those rightly asking “What in theeeee hell is a Chronomonitor?”, here’s what you need to know. The massive halls of the TVA headquarters (The Halls of Chronometry) are filled with employees known as Chronomonitors, beings who are responsible for monitoring divergent timelines. In the comics, Chronomonitors are created on every occasion where a timeline “bifurcates” and it becomes their duty to monitor said timeline. These monitors even have the power/authority/responsibility to further split their timeline should events take place that they deem important enough to create another divergent timeline; of course such an act would also create an opening for another Chronomonitor, so you can imagine there are quite a lot of them…and there are, as you can see in the pictures below. When Chronomonitors locate disruptive entities within their timelines, they alert the Minutemen (the TVA’s time cops) to clean up the mess. We know the Minutemen are appearing in Loki so having the Chronomonitors makes sense as well (it’s also entirely possible that Marvel Studios has combined the two types of characters in an effort to simplify what might be a confusing plot device in the first place). Given the size of the role (at least 3 episodes), I’d say this particular Chronomonitor is pretty important. My guess here is that Mosaku’s Chronomonitor has been tasked with monitoring the bifurcation that occurred when Hulk smashed Tony’s face after descending the stairs, allowing the Tesseract to end up in Loki’s possession.

Chronomonitors are not named, but given a “letter-number” label, so B15 is right in line with how one might refer to them in the comics or in the Loki series. Now in all honesty, there’s not anywhere near enough evidence here to truly make claim that Mosaku is playing B15 but as far as stunt doubles/actresses go, Mosaku and Day, while certainly not dead ringers for one another, share more than just a passing resemblance and it’s unclear if any other Chronomonitors will be playing a role as large as Mosaku’s. That begs the question just how many Chronomonitors are we going to see in Loki which would be a direct result of just how much mischief the Prince of Lies can cause. We’ll find out when Loki hits Disney Plus in 2021!

 

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