[Extreme James Bond credits voice] Loki will return.
An after-credits scene in Wednesday’s season 1 finale confirmed that Loki season 2 is on the market sooner or later on our present timeline. Although Marvel Studios’ first makes an attempt at Disney Plus TV reveals, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, have been each meant as one-off, movie-like adventures for his or her respective characters — and see Marvel’s current triumphs in the Emmys’ miniseries categories for why that’s a successful technique — Tom Hiddleston’s star car will likely be a conventional, ongoing collection.
Rumors of Loki being a multi-season present popped up in July of final 12 months when Brokers of SHIELD actor Clark Gregg let it slip that the Thor franchise spinoff would run not less than 10-12 episodes. Solely now’s there affirmation that the present has been picked up for extra. The ending of season 1 makes clear why.
[Ed. note: this post contains spoilers for the finale.]
Within the last 40 minutes of Loki season 1, the principle timeline Loki and Sylvie arrive to the Citadel on the Finish of Time to fulfill “He Who Stays,” the unique model of the Marvel character Kang the Conqueror, performed within the MCU by Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Nation). After a debriefing on how time works, Sylvie kicks Loki again to the TVA and “frees” time. Her alternative opens up infinite prospects, and resets the timeline for Loki to fulfill Mobius and Hunter B-15 for the primary time … a second time.
The place does all of it go from right here? Disney and Marvel didn’t situation an official information launch to accompany the in-episode announcement of season 2, however sources inform Polygon showrunner Michael Waldron is anticipated to return and the season is presently staffing up the writers’ room. So far as the solid goes, the free ends recommend Sylvia (Sophia Di Martino), Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wumi Mosaku), and Ravonna (Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked) would all be integral to the place the story goes subsequent.
As for Majors’ “He Who Stays,” his subsequent look is probably not in Loki season 2, however one other installment of the MCU mega-franchise. As we learned last September (however has but to be formally confirmed by Marvel), the actor has been solid as Kang within the upcoming 2023 launch, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
It’s unclear when Loki season 2 may roll round, however Marvel has loads of small display screen adventures deliberate for the long run. The subsequent 12 months sees the discharge of the animated anthology What If…? in August, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel later in 2021, and She-Hulk and Moon Knight for 2022.