If you were one of the Marvel fans hoping Mephisto would be making a cameo in upcoming series Loki, then we've got some bad news for you.

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The show's director Kate Herron has denied rumours that the Marvel villain would be appearing in the spin-off after fans spotted a potential Mephisto reference in a teaser trailer for Loki.

Twitter went into meltdown after many Marvel enthusiasts spotted a horned, red devilish figure depicted in a stained glass window behind Owen Wilson's character in one particular scene, with many believing it to be reference to demon Mephisto, a villain within the Marvel comic books.

Loki director Herron and head writer Michael Waldron set the record straight in an interview with ET, however, with Herron admitting: "It's honestly just a super weird coincidence.

"Like, it's genuinely a reference to Loki – the horns, he was cast out of heaven, that's what it's a reference to," she added. "Because we filmed that a long time before – I think WandaVision must have been in post when we filmed that.

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"I did see all the stuff about that online and I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting.' But no, it's more relevant to the themes of our show and it's not a nod to that character."

Waldron added: "Mephisto, I was just reading about that character. It's pretty interesting. It would be interesting if he ever showed up in the MCU."

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Loki comes to Disney Plus on Wednesday 9th June, with new episodes every Wednesday thereafter – see our Loki release schedule for more information. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.Want something else to watch? Visit our Sci-Fi and Fantasy pages or our full TV Guide.

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