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After playing everything from untrustworthy ally to outright villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki is getting his own miniseries. Thor’s adopted brother and the God of Mischief, Loki is a fan-favorite in the MCU, where he appeared in six movies, beginning with 2011’s Thor and culminating with Avengers: Endgame.
Tom Hiddleston is back as Loki for an upcoming Disney+ series. Without many details out there, we’ve managed to gather some information about what’s in store.
The Loki miniseries started filming in early 2020, with a release date confirmed for spring 2021. That means that the show will come out before Thor: Love and Thunder, which hits theaters in November 2021.
According to the official synopsis, the series follows Loki as he pops up throughout human history and influences historical events.
If you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War, you might remember that Loki died while trying to put a stop to Thanos’ nefarious plan. Given that he was killed before the snap, he wasn’t brought back when the Avengers managed to undo the effects of the snap in Avengers: Endgame.
However, the Avengers did travel back in time to the events during Endgame. There we saw that version of Loki from the past escaping the Tesseract. This enables him to travel through time as he pleases, so the premise of the Disney+ miniseries sounds more believable — and it means Loki is the power-hungry bad guy we met in 2012’s The Avengers — before he got a chance to redeem himself in Thor: Ragnarok.
Fans noticed that an official photo from the Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day included a piece of concept art that shows Loki on Earth in what appears to be 1975, given the Jaws billboard in the background. But it’s unconfirmed whether 1975 will actually end up as a time period Loki travels to in the series.
Besides Tom Hiddleston, Loki also stars Sophia Di Martino, from the 2019 movie Yesterday. Plus, we’re willing to bet Mjölnir that Chris Hemsworth will have at least a cameo in the new Disney+ original. It wouldn’t be a true Thor installment without some banter between the two brothers.
We should know more about the Disney+ Marvel series in late 2020, after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes out. Until then, all that’s left is speculation. But we have high expectations given that Loki is a fan-favorite in the Marvel Universe, and the series has an intriguing premiere. Michael Waldron is the showrunner. He also worked on Community and Rick and Morty, so we expect the Loki miniseries to feature plenty of humor.
Because all movies and TV series from Marvel Phase 4 should be connected, rumors have it that the events of Loki might end up impacting not only the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, but also Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which comes out in May 2021. That certainly makes Loki a must-watch for Marvel franchise fans.
Streaming service Disney+ offers a generous content library, with titles from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.
Besides the backlog titles, the platform offers original productions like hit series The Mandalorian and the upcoming Loki. Other planned Marvel series include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, What If?, Hawkeye and more.
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