Loki Season 2 Production Budget: MCU Spent $70.7 Million Less For Tom Hiddleston’s Hit Disney Show Than Secret Invasion That Disappointed Fans

Fans have high hopes for Loki Season 2 due to its talented cast reprising their roles.

Loki Season 2 Production Budget: MCU Spent $70.7 Million Less For Tom Hiddleston's Hit Disney Show Than Secret Invasion That Disappointed Fans

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  • Loki Season 2's budget is revealed to be $141.3 million, which is around $23.5 million per episode.
  • Though this exceeds the budgets of some earlier MCU movies like Iron Man and Ant-Man, it's lower than recent shows like Secret Invasion and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
  • Secret Invasion had a higher budget of $212 million but was critically panned. This has led Disney to manage costs more intensively.
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Disney has revealed the budget for its latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki Season 2. Loki Season 2’s Budget has been revealed to be $141.3 million, which clocks in at least $23.5 million per episode. 

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Still from Loki Season 2, Episode 1
(L-R): Ke Huy Quan as O.B., Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

While Loki‘s budget exceeds those of some of Marvel’s biggest hits (Iron Man at $130 million and Ant-Man at $140 million), it falls behind by quite a bit when compared to recent entries in the franchise, such as Secret Invasion ($212 million) and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ($200 million). 

Also Read: Secret Invasion’s Gargantuan Production Cost Shatters Ceilings – Only 2 Other MCU Shows Had a Bigger Budget 

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Big Budget, Big Mistake

Samuel L Jackson as Director Nick Fury in a still from Secret Invasion
Samuel L Jackson as Director Nick Fury in a still from Secret Invasion

As expensive as Secret Invasion was, the show was critically panned. Its lackluster pacing and what seemed to be a lack of a concrete vision left fans with a bad taste in their mouth. Secret Invasion aimed to adapt the critically acclaimed Secret Invasion comics event, which launched in 2008, following agents of the Skrull Empire infiltrating the Avengers and other key players that defend Earth from a myriad of threats.

Loki‘s second season has a budget that is significantly smaller than the Secret Invasion miniseries. This has come at a time when many are losing faith in the Marvel brand. 2023 has been a particularly disappointing year for Marvel, despite big releases like Secret Invasion, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The actual returns from the box office have fallen short of expectations, leading to some intensive cost management for Marvel’s parent company, Disney.

The first 2 episodes of Loki have already begun streaming, garnering acclaim from audiences and critics alike. With a talented and star-studded cast reprising their roles as beloved characters, fans of the series have high hopes for the show.

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Suggested Read: “Loki Deserved a Bigger Budget”: Loki 2’s Budget Puts Game of Thrones to Shame, But Fans Are Furious With MCU Spending $212 Million For a Flop TV Show

What we can expect from Loki Season 2

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Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Marvel’s Loki

When we last left Loki in Season 1, he had found himself in an altered version of the TVA, where a statue of Kang adorned the facility, which had been previously absent. Loki’s new ally, Mobius M Mobius, did not recognize him, asking Loki for his department and designation.

What’s more, Sylvie had just pushed him through a Time Door, before killing He Who Remains at the End of Time.

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In Season 2, Loki seems occupied with hunting down Sylvie and preventing He Who Remains’  Variants (Kang the Conqueror among them) from destroying the multiverse. There is also the missing judge, Revonna Renslayer, and the Time Variance Authority Mascot, Miss Minutes, to take into account. These two characters were implied to have a hand in the conspiracy surrounding the TVA. They have yet to make an appearance since the death of He Who Remains.

Loki Season 2 sees the return of Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie), Owen Wilson (Mobius), Wunmi Mosaku (Hunter B-15), Tara Strong (Miss Minutes) and Jonathan Majors (He Who Remains, Victor Timely). Also returning to reprise their roles from season 1 are Gugu Mbatha- Raw (Revonna Renslayer) and Eugene Cordero (Casey),

Joining them is critically acclaimed talents like Ke Huy Quan (O.B.), Rafael Casal (Hunter X-5), and Kate Dickie (General Dox).

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The first two episodes of Loki Season 2 are now streaming on Disney+

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