Is the second season officially on the way this year? Continue reading to find out more about Loki Season 2.
Even though Marvel in 2023 has been a bit slow in rolling out content with more original series or movies like they did the past year, which was jam-packed month after month to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for its fifth phase, with the break in this flow since the beginning of 2023, die-hard fans are eagerly waiting to explore this universe more than ever!
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity on all your doubts about this show based on Marvel Comics, then you have reached the right place. As we have compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to, including the release date and plot, among other information, while you revisit the previous season. Here’s everything we know so far about Loki Season 2 on Disney+.
Loki Season 2: When will it premiere?
According to what we’ve heard over the last few months, the filming began in June 2022 at Pinewood Studios and concluded in October of the same year. Since then, it’s been a very long time, which pretty much confirms that the second season will not return in April 2023. We are confident in saying this as this series is heavily VFX-influenced, which takes time to properly develop the right sequences for it to make its debut on time.
On the other hand, the series also needs to be released in a timeline where it fits perfectly in the fifth phase of the MCU, so it makes perfect sense that this show is likely to premiere sometime in the summer season. Recently, Marvel shed some light on this subject by confirming that the second season is scheduled to debut on Disney+ in mid-2023!
Moreover, if we consider the last season with a bit of speculation, then the new season will release sometime in June and have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In addition to this, Marvel Entertainment also released a short sneak peek of the season, quoting, “Take it from the God of Mischief himself: We can’t wait for 2023 on @DisneyPlus. #DisneyPlusFeelsLikeHome.” Take a look at the post below:
Take it from the God of Mischief himself: We can’t wait for 2023 on @DisneyPlus. 🙌 #DisneyPlusFeelsLikeHome pic.twitter.com/XT8z8gbg8q
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 19, 2022
Loki Season 2: What to expect in the second season?
The specifics about the potential plot of the second season have been kept under wraps at this point in time to avoid spoilers. But on the bright side, Loki head writer Michael Waldron spoke to Marvel about Majors’ earth-shattering appearance in the second season, quoting, “Knowing that Kang was probably going to be the next big cross-movie villain, and because he is a time-traveling, multiversal adversary, it just always made so much sense,” he said.
Further adding, “I came up with that big multiversal war mythology and pitched it out in the room one day to our producers. And they said, ‘Yeah, let’s go for it.’ We knew we were going to end up meeting the man behind the curtain. And then it was just on us to make sure that that meeting really delivered.”
Moreover, Hiddleston revealed to the crowd at D23 Expo 2022, that Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off, with Loki in a familiar, but strange, place. “Loki is back at the TVA, he’s had a very difficult confrontation with Sylvie, and Mobius and Hunter B-15 don’t know who he is.” Nothing that he saw Jonathan Majors backstage, who played Kang in Season 1, Di Martino quipped, “I thought I killed that guy!” Take a look at some pictures from the D23 Expo 2022 event below:
Glorious! Fans at #D23Expo dove further into the Multiverse with a first look at Marvel Studios' #Loki Season 2: https://t.co/9mv7RUo2nU pic.twitter.com/ytOZ4zY0mY
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) September 11, 2022
The cast includes Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Eugene Cordero as Casey / Hunter K-5E, Tara Strong as Miss Minutes, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Jonathan Majors as Victor Timely, Additionally, Ke Huy Quan appears as a Time Variance Authority archivist, while Rafael Casal and Kate Dickie are cast in undisclosed roles. It is produced by Marvel Studios, with Eric Martin serving as head writer and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead leading the directing team.
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of six episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 65 minutes, just like the prior season. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the new season have not been disclosed yet. These details will be published once the due date approaches close, which is expected to be released on a weekly basis in order to maintain consistency. So, we would advise fans to be patient and binge-watch the first season to recall the events.
Moreover, all the episodes of Loki will be available exclusively on Disney+, which is the streaming home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. From new releases to your favorite classics and exclusive Originals, there’s something for everyone—all ad-free. The members have options to choose from a number of plans based on a monthly or yearly basis, which the users can opt for as per their preferences based on location when the content is available to air worldwide.
Loki Season 1: A Quick Recap
The first season of the American television series Loki, based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name, sees Loki brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) after stealing the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019) and is forced to help catch a dangerous variant version of himself. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and television series of the franchise.
The season was produced by Marvel Studios, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer and Kate Herron directing. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame, in which an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline, diverging from the events of The Avengers (2012). The season has a crime thriller tone and sets up the events of the MCU films Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).
On the other hand, the network has not released any trailer for the second season. In the meantime, watch the official trailer for the first season, which has received critical acclaim. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 92% approval rating with an average rating of 7.9/10, based on 331 reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 74 out of 100 based on 32 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Take a look at the official trailer of Loki Season 1 below:
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