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Loki season 2: Everything we know so far about the new Marvel series

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Loki season 2: Everything we know so far about the new Marvel series
Loki



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As it stands, Loki season 2 marks one of the only live-action Marvel series returns, with only What If…? It has not yet been confirmed for a second season. Other than the fact that the God of Mischief will be back for more small-screen antics, though, there’s not a whole lot of concrete info out there about what’s to come.

That’s not to say there isn’t enough out there to tide us over in the meantime, however. Marvel may like to keep things under wraps, but the studio has confirmed who will be back for round two (both in front of and behind the camera), provided updates on when filming might start, and teased when the new episodes may potentially be released.

As for us, we’ve pooled together clues and the biggest theories to try and determine what’s next for Loki, Sylvie and the gang. For all of this and other information, scroll down to learn everything about Loki season 2!

Loki season 2 release date: No confirmed date yet, but filming begins soon

Marvel’s Kevin Feige gave an update on the Loki season 2 release date back in August 2021, saying that the new season was “underway” and “being developed as we speak”, but stated that he wasn’t sure whether filming would begin in 2022 or 2023 (via Collider).

Backstage reports that production was slated to begin this summer, though the report contains no other confirmation. Shortly after, Owen Wilson confirmed his return to the series as Mobius and mentioned that filming will start “pretty soon. “

There’s speculation that the new season will premiere after the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, since the finale of the first season introduced Kang the Conqueror, and Kang is the main villain in Ant-Men 3, which is slated for a July 28, 2023 release date.

Loki season 2 cast and crew

Loki and Mobius

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Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are the only confirmed Loki season 2 cast members thus far. Mbatha-Raw previously confirmed in an interview with GMA that she’ll be returning as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer.

Showrunner Kate Herron announced her departure from the show, stating that she never planned to do a second season. “I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season,” Herron told Deadline. “I think we accomplished a lot and it’s a great accomplishment. I feel proud. “

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have signed on as directors. According to Deadline, they will “co-direct a majority of the episodes for season two.” They have previously directed episodes of Marvel’s series Moon Knight. In it, Oscar Isaac plays a superman with a dissociative disorder.

The first season’s writers Michael Waldron and Eric Martin are geared up to return.

Loki season 2 plot

Loki episode 5

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The Loki season 2 plot is being kept under wraps. Hiddleston (via Marvel) initially stated that he was “excited about the possibilities” and that the team was in “deep, deep, deep discussions” following the announcement of season 2 – but the actor kept a tight lip since.

Mbatha-Raw told Popculture.com that she’s excited for her character to go to “some deeper, darker places.” Ravonna Renslayer, originally introduced as an antihero and possible love interest for Mobius. However, she was revealed to be a villain who places loyalty to the TVA more important than anything else. In the finale, Ravonna went on her own to find freedom. She wants [find] to find out who pulled the wool over their eyes. That’s what she’s going to go out in search of,” head writer Michael Waldron commented. She is an unsettling customer out in the Multiverse. We’ll watch and see how it turns out. “

The finale also saw Sylvie, Loki variant and love interest, send Loki into another dimension so she can finally kill He Who Remains. She is not fulfilled by the slaying as she expected and is now left alone at The Citadel at End of Time. While Sophia Di Martino told RadioTimes that she’s not sure whether or not her character will return, she did comment that Sylvie’s final scene is “an interesting place to start another chapter” (via Marvel).

Just recently, Hiddleston was asked whether Loki appears in upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder, to which he remained understandably coy. “I’m living in a question mark,” the actor told Total Film. It’s all unknowable. It’s all unknown. I thought I knew how to predict them, but now I don’t know. “And I am not doing Andrew Garfield!” “

When quizzed about Loki season 2, he added: “What can I say? “It’s continuing to challenge and excite me. The story doesn’t end with season 1. This is what I believe to be the most important point. Loki is almost as unstable as ever, as well as as passionately and chaotically as ever. Maybe some of this needs to be resolved. You have a lot to do. “

Loki season 2 theories

Loki

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Because the first season ended in utter chaos, Loki season 2 theories are aplenty. Sylvie started a multiverse war and Loki was left in chaos. A more dangerous version of He Who Remains is now at the helm.

In the new timeline that Loki finds himself trapped in, a statue of Kang The Conqueror is present. It is possible that Kang (a variation of He Who Remains) has assumed leadership of the TVA, and possibly all other timelines.

Nerdist theorizes that, while Mobius and Hunter B-15 don’t remember Loki in this timeline, Sylvie might. It is plausible, considering Sylvie was the one who sent Loki into this new reality and killed He Who Remains.

A theory from EliteDaily speculates that Ravonna might become the new love interest of Kang, seeing as her character plays his lover in the comics.

FandomWire points out that a TVA uprising could be on the horizon. After all of the TVA’s foot soldiers have lost their memories due to the death of He Who Remains Loki, the only person who can bring them back to reality is Loki. The TVA may unite to take down Kang once they can recall their horror at being taken from their timelines, and then brainwashed.

Perhaps the most interesting theory comes due to the releases of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: now that the multiverse is open, could Loki team up with Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange? The series is already in the MCU. Kang the Conqueror will be Ant-Man, the Wasp and Quantumania’s main antagonist. Other characters from the MCU could also appear in an alternate timeline, so it is possible.


Now that you’re all caught up on Loki season 2, check out our list of the upcoming movies and TV shows in Marvel Phase 4.

Lauren Milici

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent’s Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Fandom, Nerdist and Paste Magazine have published her work. The first of her poetry collections, “FINAL GIRL”, was out of print. Her second collection, “Sad Sexy Catholic,” is forthcoming in 2023.

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