It’s time for Loki devotees to brace themselves for the return of the trickster. We now have a new trailer for the science fiction drama, proving that production on season 2 is well underway.
The film, which was shown as part of D23, supposedly showed Loki being ripped through time and then returning to the rundown TVA buildings, where he struck a wall with a staff, revealing a statue of the time-traveling antagonist Kang the Conqueror.
Later, Sylvie teams up with a gang of alternate Loki forms in a London record store. At the D23 presentation, it was announced that Ke Huy Quan (Everything, Everywhere, All At Once) would be joining the cast in a mystery role.
While Kate Herron, the show’s director, may have decided to leave Marvel following Loki’s first season, she has previously expressed excitement about the show’s future.
The release date (latest on Disney Plus), cast, and potential future of Loki season 2 are all detailed here.
Is there any word on when the second season of Loki might premiere on Disney+?
In other words, don’t worry! In the July 2021 closing credits of the first season, it was revealed that Loki will return for the second. In any case, the MCU series has yet to have a firm premiere date as of August 2022.
In response to the news, Hiddleston told Marvel.com: “To this day, I can hardly believe that we get to do this again after the success of season one. The potential outcomes have me quite enthusiastic. We have already begun talking about this.
Discussions can go on and on and on in-depth. I’m itching to get going.” A second season “would not be possible without the audience,” he continued. “Season one, I hope you were full of surprises. And I anticipate even more in the upcoming second season.”
Maybe don’t go in expecting it to be even stranger than the first season, because that’s a trick not even Loki could pull off. Writer/producer Michael Waldron joked, “We had an alligator drinking wine out of a kiddie pool” (via Polygon).
“It was the pinnacle of strangeness, like reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Opportunities abound, in my opinion.” “Hopefully it’s always driven by character,” he said, “as we’re always wanting to outdo ourselves.”
“Also, no notion is too weird, as I was reminded once again by [Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness]. You can have Stephen Strange take over his own body in a work of fiction, and who knows, maybe you’ll even end up filming it. That’s great because it inspires me to take risks.”
The second season is “underway” and “being created as we speak,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Collider in August 2021. This may imply anything from the script is presently being written to Tom Hiddleston is wrapping up his parts already.
We know production has begun because Tom was spotted on set in July 2022 with the character’s trademark inky black haircut; however, we have no idea when filming will wrap. Given the current pace, we can hope for it no sooner than late spring or early summer of 2023.
Perhaps you could have a word with someone at the TVA and have them speed things up for us so that we can skip right past this part of the process.
Staff and cast of Loki, season 2
Returning for Loki Season 2 are Tom Hiddleston, Jonathan Majors (as Kang), Owen Wilson (as Mobius), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (as Ravonna Renslayer), Wunmi Mosaku (as Hunter B-15), Eugene Cordero (as Casey AKA Hunter K-5E), and Sophia DiMartino.
The return of the latter to her role as Sylvie was announced not too long ago when she was photographed on set with Hiddleston. Snapshots of her outside a McDonald’s with a plastic straw in her mouth and a paper cup in her hand surfaced online.
Some of her followers have noticed that her clothing choice is eerily similar to the 1970s McDonald’s worker uniform.
The addition of Rafael Casal and Ke Huy Quan, star of Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, was announced during D23 Expo 2022 when Disney previewed a plethora of forthcoming films.
Showrunner Kate Herron has already announced her departure, saying she had no intention of returning for a second season. According to Deadline, Herron said, “I’m really excited to watch it as a fan next season” (opens in new tab).
Simply put, “I’ve given it my best, and I’m proud of what we accomplished here.” In their place, directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have agreed to serve. They will “co-direct a bulk of the episodes for season two,” as reported by Deadline(opens in new tab).
Recently, they directed two episodes of the Marvel series Moon Knight, in which Oscar Isaac plays a superhero with multiple personalities. Michael Waldron and Eric Martin, the show’s writers in its first season, are planning to return, with Martin taking over as showrunner from Waldron.
Some MCU leaker named Cinestealth told Inverse(opens in new tab) that Henry Cavill is in talks to play Marcus Milton/Hyperion, however, this may need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Loki Season 2 Brief History
According to Entertainment Weekly(opens in new tab), Tom Hiddleston has teased that season 2 will center on “the war for the soul of the TVA,” prompting Loki to wonder “Who am I?” and “Where am I?”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw told US talk show host Jimmy Fallon(opens in new tab): “Because my character deals with time and the TVA, coming back in that world, it’s like no time has passed.”
As Mbatha-Raw points out, the events in Loki’s TV series literally happen outside of time, thus her remarks are not surprising.
Hiddleston has already stated that “deep, deep discussions” have taken place over the narrative, and that he thinks it will be “full of even more” shocks.
Directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson told ComicBook.com(opens in new tab) that the second season will offer “something new and fresh,” and Waldron told DiscussingFilm(opens in new tab) that he and his team had to come up with “a new story to tell” in order to justify making the show for a second season.
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) September 11, 2022
Based on what Waldron said on the Hero Nation podcast (opens in new tab) for Deadline, it sounds like the second season of Loki will focus on the character’s more sensitive side. It was as if we were breaking new emotional ground with Loki.
As far as I know, that’s the only method to get into the second season. Yes, that’s what we unearthed. A refreshing departure from the first season, this second installment could surprise viewers.
Hiddleston was also eager to delve further into the story of Loki’s redemption. Having spoken with the audience, he told Variety, “I understand the audience finds good in Loki — they want him to go through his psychological and external difficulties” (opens in new tab).
People expect him to mend fences with his sibling and become a hero for the people. To paraphrase, “He comes to the conclusion, “Actually, I can pick my path and choose to do the right thing.
Or, at the very least, I will not fall into the trap of trusting just to be betrayed again and again. Keeping all that makes Loki Loki but still letting his inner muse dance to a little different tune is intriguing.
However, this time around, Owen Wilson will not be dishing any plot details. Wilson acknowledged to Variety(opens in new tab) that Marvel had given him a whack on the knuckles for teasing his character’s mustache before season 1, leading fans to assume he was playing Agent Mobius.
For Season 2, Wilson will be understandably more guarded with spoilers.
Trailer for Season 2 of “Loki”
To yet, there has been no official trailer for Loki season 2, but in September of 2022, at D23 Expo 2022, Marvel Studios debuted the first footage from the upcoming season.
Total Film was there in LA to give us the lowdown, and they described the teaser’s eerie tone (the video isn’t available online just yet).
At it, Loki reveals the identity of He Who Remains (Jonathan Major) to Mobius after hiding it behind a wall in the TVA for the entirety of season 1. His account of what happened when Sylvie’s attempt to murder the villain at the end of Season 1 caused the timeline to fracture continues. Spooky, huh?