Despite no teaser footage for the upcoming Loki series on Disney+, fans have been given a taster for the Marvel series soon to hit the streaming service with the casting of Owen Wilson in a major undisclosed role.
This casting news follows the rumored casting of Sophia Di Martino back in November. Not many details have been revealed about the series but we do know that it will focus on Loki’s new timeline after escaping the Battle of New York’s aftermath with the Tesseract during Avengers: Endgame.
Loki is expected to be the third in a current slate of eight Marvel shows based on or introducing characters tied in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision.
While WandaVision is expected to tie-in to the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we exclusively revealed that Loki will tie into Thor: Love & Thunder.
Rumors surrounding the upcoming Loki series involve the inclusion of Loki’s two most famous incarnations from the comics, Lady Loki and Kid Loki.
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Production on the upcoming series is set to begin soon with MCU veteran Tom Hiddleston returning as the Trickster God after his death in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and timeline remnant escaping during 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
Michael Waldron has been hired as the series’ head writer, while Kate Herron has been announced as the series’ director.
Other Disney+ Marvel original shows coming to the streaming service are Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel which will introduce comic-book fan-favorite Kamala Khan to the MCU, Moon Knight set to be Marvel’s answer to Batman, and She-Hulk which will bring in Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters as the titular gamma-radiated superheroine.
Loki is scheduled to be released on Disney+ in early 2021.
Who do you think Owen Wilson will portray? Do you think he’ll be a good fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?