Coming hot of the heels of Apple TV+’s original The Morning Show, British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the latest star to be joining the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the form of the newest Disney+ series Loki.
Deadline was the first to report Mbatha-Raw joining the cast that includes not only Tom Hiddleston, but actor Owen Wilson and actress Sophia Di Martino. Like with any new project from Disney and Marvel, details on Mbatha-Raw’s unspecified role in Loki are under wraps. Though the Deadline article mentions she would be playing a very prominent female lead.
In the newest series from Marvel Studios and Disney+, Loki will see the return of everyone’s favorite villain and trickster god from Asgard taking place after the events of the earth-shattering global phenomenon Avengers: Endgame. The show is likely to be a tie-in to the May 2021 supernatural sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The first look for the series came in the form of unexpected Super Bowl commercial that also showed off a few glimpses from other MCU shows The Falcon and the Winter Solider and WandaVision.
Loki will be helmed by director Kate Herron while head honcho of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige will be taking over the executive producer reigns. Michael Waldron of Rick and Morty fame will be charge of writing the series. Loki will be making it’s way to Disney+ in spring of 2021.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has starred in quite a few projects over the years. Her roles include such as but not limited to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017), Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance, Doctor Who, The Cloverfield Pardox, and Motherless Brooklyn.
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