‘Loki’: How ‘Brazil’ and ‘Blade Runner’ Influenced the Tva and Lamentis-1 World Building

‘Loki’: How ‘Brazil’ and ‘Blade Runner’ Influenced the Tva and Lamentis-1 World Building
The first hint of “Loki’s” retro future look came from series creator Michael Waldron, who described it as “‘Mad Men’ meets ‘Blade Runner.'” That immediately clicked for production designer Kasra Farahani (“Captain Marvel”), especially when envisioning the Time Variance Authority (Tva), a floating series of modular workstations existing in its own world, tasked with keeping temporal order in the MCU.

However, Farahani had his own personal influence: “Brazil,” which provided a distinctive atmosphere of oppression. “For me, ‘Brazil’ was the perfect reference,” he said, “because of the anachronism, which was an important part of our show, where you’re combining [elements] from different timelines, but also the feeling of bureaucracy: this giant monolithic entity crushing the individual.”

In designing the Tva sets, Farahani combined the clean, angular American mid-century modernism of “Blade Runner” and “Mad Men” with the cold, brutalistic architecture found in Europe and the Soviet Union during the same period.
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