Thor’s brother Loki, the god of mischief, is getting his own TV show on Disney+, so here’s everything we know about it so far. Tim Hiddleston has so far played Loki in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, starting with 2011’s Thor and most recently appearing in Avengers: Endgame during a “time heist” that revisited the events of The Avengers. Loki has been everything from an untrustworthy ally to an outright villain in the Marvel movies, but now he’ll be the star of his very own series.
Loki‘s showrunner is Michael Waldron, who previously worked on Community and Rick and Morty, so we can probably expect him to bring some comedy elements to the show. Currently Loki is being planned as a miniseries, but there’s always the possibility of a continuation into multiple seasons if it proves successful.
He may be a rascal, but Loki is as well-loved as any of the Avengers (perhaps even more), and fans are eager to see him back on the screen. From release date information to plot details, here’s everything we know about Loki so far.
Disney+ is set to launch in the United States on November 12, 2019, but Loki won’t be available on the streaming service immediately. In fact, the show is still quite a long way off. Along with WandaVision, Loki is being planned for Year 2 – meaning that it will release some time between November 2020 and November 2021. There are two scripted Marvel series being planned for Year 1 of Disney+: team-up show Falcon & Winter Soldier, and animated series What If…?
Fans who watched Loki die (admittedly not for the first time) in Avengers: Infinity War may be confused by him returning in a TV show – but it’s easily explained. According to the official synopsis, Loki follows Thor’s unruly (adopted) brother as he “pops up throughout human history as [an] unlikely influencer on historical events.” It’s possible that the version of Loki we’ll see in the show is one from the timeline where he escaped Avengers custody with the Tesseract, and that he interferes with human history via his own means of time travel. Alternatively, this may be a prequel series set prior to the events of Thor, with Loki dropping by Earth to meddle whenever he gets bored. Whichever is the case, the first image from the show confirmed that one episode will see Loki popping up in the 1975 – based on Jaws playing in theaters.
It’s still early days for Loki, which may not start filming for a year or more, so there hasn’t been any news regarding supporting cast members. Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki as the series’ lead, and it would be surprising if Chris Hemsworth didn’t at least drop in for a cameo, given his love of side projects like Team Thor.
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