- Marvel’s Disney+ series titled “Loki” concluded in July 2021 and will return for a second installment.
- Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki, but Kate Herron won’t return as the director.
- Season two will be released in summer 2023.
Season one of Marvel’s “Loki” came to an end in July 2021, but there’s plenty more left to be explored when the Disney+ series returns for season two.
The six-episode first season, starring Tom Hiddleston as the titular God of Mischief, concluded with a jaw-dropping finale that left viewers with many unanswered questions.
Here’s what we know about season two.
Hiddleston said that his character will probably continue searching for Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), his variant
In the finale, Loki and Sylvie finally reached the ominous Citadel at the End of Time and met He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors). After kissing Loki, Sylvie sent him away to the Time Variance Authority HQ — though it appears to be one from another timeline, where the versions of Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) don’t know who he is.
With no one standing in her way, Sylvie killed He Who Remains and unleashed the multiverse.
“I don’t think he will stop searching [for Sylvie] now,” Hiddleston told Empire Magazine, according to Screen Rant. “He feels that this is something he has done, a mistake that he has made, and he’s invested in setting it right.”
Season 1 director Kate Herron won’t be returning
Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who directed season one of “Moon Knight,” will take over for season two of “Loki.”
“I always planned to be just on for this, and to be honest, season two wasn’t in the — that’s something that just came out, and I’m so excited,” Herron told Deadline. “I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season, but I just think I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all.”
Eric Martin will serve as the head writer
Michael Waldron was as the head writer for season one and confirmed his exit in an interview with Digital Spy in May 2022.
Martin is no stranger to the Marvel world, having previously written for two episodes of season one of “Loki.”
The same cast will return, with new additions
Hiddleston, Wilson, Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer), and Wunmi Mosaku are all confirmed to return. Additionally, voice actress Tara Strong told Popverse that she’ll return as Miss Minutes. According to Deadline, Eugene Cordero, who played TVA employee Casey will return as a series regular.
In July 2022, Deadline reported that “Blindspotting” star Rafael Casal will appear in season two, but his role is unclear.
Additionally, “The Goonies” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” star Ke Huy Quan will be part of the new season in an undisclosed part.
Hiddleston promises that ‘lots of questions will be answered’
In an interview with The Playlist in April 2022, the actor said that he couldn’t share too much about season two, “but lots of questions to be answered.”
In another interview that month, with Total Film, Hiddleston said: “It’s very much continuing to excite and challenge me.
“At the end of season one, the story isn’t over,” he added. “I think that’s really clear. Loki’s almost more unstable, and as turbulent and passionate and chaotic as he’s ever been. And maybe some of that needs resolution. There’s stuff to unpack.”
Meanwhile, Mbatha-Raw told Pop Culture that she was “excited to go to some deeper, darker places” with Renslayer in season two.
More details and a first look at footage from season 2 were shared at Disney’s D23 Expo in September 2022
“Season two picks up where season one left off,” Hiddleston said while on stage. “Loki is back in the Time Variance Authority. He’s had a very difficult confrontation with Slyvie and Mobius and Hunter B-15 don’t seem to know who he is.”
“There is a whole cast of new and returning characters to explore the ever-expanding and infinitely more dangerous multiverse,” he added, with Feige and the actor agreeing that the new season ties directly into the Multiverse Saga.
Audience members were also treated to never-before-seen scenes from the upcoming season.
Insider’s Kirsten Acuna, who was in attendance, said that the footage “had a creepy vibe to it” and more nods to Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror.
Variety reported that Loki was seen “kind of glitching out and being pulled through time without any control.”
“The crowd also saw shots of Loki and Mobius in tuxes. Make that THREE Lokis, all in tuxes,” the publication added.
Season 2 will be released in summer 2023
At San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, Marvel Studios revealed that “Loki” will return in 2023, though the exact date has yet to be announced.
Hiddleston shared his enthusiasm for where the show will go, telling Marvel.com: “I am so grateful that we got to do season one, I still am not quite able to process that we get to have another go at this. I am so excited by the possibilities. We are already in discussions. Deep, deep, deep discussions. I can’t wait to get started.”