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Loki: Everything We Know So Far

Disney+ has finally released the first trailer of Loki. Marvel’s mini-series recently seem to be throwing all they have at us non-stop. First, we had WandaVision, now The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. Now Marvel has gone and given the fans even more content to be hyped up for. The trailer gives a good round figure of what the show will have in store. However, let’s address what we do know about Loki so far in the MCU. Loki will premiere on Disney+ on June 11.

About the show as a mini-series:

The character that made fans start to actually support villainy by just pure charisma and attitude, Loki. One of the MCU’s most beloved characters has always been Loki, as played by Tom Hiddleston. Just for reference, Loki was the first announced mini-series by Marvel even though WandaVision and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier were scheduled to be released earlier. The Asgardian God of Mischief will be getting his own spotlight story at long last. The series will premiere on Disney+ in June 2021.

The last time we saw the mischievous character was in Avengers: Endgame as he escapes with the Tesseract during the events of Avengers. Per the series logline, the titular God of Mischief, “after absconding with the Tesseract, is a fish-out-of-water when he lands in a world of trouble with the bureaucratic TVA (Time Variance Authority).” The official trailer reveals just how much trouble Loki is in.

(Center): Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Kevin Feige had gone on record to confirm that the mini-series would be a crime drama. This would be the first time that the MCU would be diving into the genre. The trailer is the extended version of what was shown on Disney’s Investor Day presentation in December 2020. The key detail to know about the show is that this will not be the Loki we have all come to know and love.

What variant of the god of mischief will we be watching?

Back at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, Tom Hiddleston appeared briefly to discuss the Loki series. He confirmed that he will star as the version of Loki that escapes with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. Therefore, he will not be retaining any of the character development that he had got after the first Avengers film. The Loki we will witness would be the version that is still very much evil.

At Comic-Con, Hiddleston said, “You guys saw Avengers, right? He’s still that guy. And just about the last thing that happened to him was that he got Hulk-smashed, so there’s a lot of psychological evolution that hasn’t happened yet, but Kevin Feige has generously showed me what his plans are—I can’t tell you any of them—but it is one of the most exciting creative opportunities I think I’ve ever come across.”

The mini-series is said to have direct ties with WandaVision and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

The cast and directors of Loki:

Coming to the cast of the Disney+ show, joining Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming series are Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Wilson is playing Mobius M. Mobius, the TVA employee tasked with keeping Loki in check.

The showrunner of Loki is Micheal Waldron, who is one of the producers behind Rick & Morty. As for the director of the show, we have Katie Herron, who has also directed the series Sex Education. Since last year, the MCU has been growing its reach through its mini-series releasing on Disney+. However, one major question remains: are the shows ongoing or limited series? While Kevin Feige has remained mum regarding WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, rumors are already circulating about a Loki season two.

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Written by Neal Johnson