Tom Hiddleston’s beloved God of Mischief is making a return to the MCU this spring, this time on the small screen where the Asgardian will serve as the main focus for his own Disney Plus series. After the fan-favorite anti-hero met a rather permanent end at the hands of Thanos in Avengers Infinity War, fans were anxious to see Loki make another one of his crafty comebacks. Luckily in Avengers Endgame, viewers saw a resurrection of sorts when a flaw in the Avengers time travel plan allowed for Loki to escape with the tesseract after the Battle of New York. Immediately, fans began to speculate two things: where was Loki and what had he done with the Tesseract.
Well-known for his tricks and deceit, Loki has proven to be a consistent thorn in the side of his (adopted) brother Thor, selectively choosing when to help his brother and when to hurt him. However, at the end of Thor Ragnarok, the two seemed to be finally turning over a new leaf after successfully defeating their sister, Hela, together. Now with a younger Loki back in the mix, there’s no telling what sorts of lies and mischief he might be stirring up in his upcoming series. Taking place immediately after his grand escape in Avengers Endgame, Loki finds himself a prisoner of the TVA or Time Variance Authority after stealing the Tesseract. While little is known about the series, set to start along Tom Hiddleston is Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Sophia DiMartino.
Although the series isn’t set to premiere until May 2021, as of Thursday, reports have emerged that Loki season 2 is already in development. According to sources, writer Michael Waldron is set to oversee the story for season 2. A writer for the upcoming Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness, Waldron’s heavy involvement in both projects may be indicative of the expansive impact Loki’s actions in the series will have on the wider MCU. Recently, the head of the MCU, Kevin Feige himself confirmed that “These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”
With the upcoming WandaVision series set to premiere soon, 2020’s glaring lack of Marvel content is about to shift and fans are more than ready to see what’s in store for our favorite heroes and anti-heroes.