It’s safe to say that Marvel will have a big presence on upcoming streaming service Disney Plus, and the company has announced a new TV show based around the character Loki. Alongside other spin-offs for Hawkeye and WandaVision, Loki will be part of the Marvel catalogue and focus specifically on the character.
It will be out in Spring 2021 and see Tom Hiddleston return to his role as the mischievous villain, who has previously featured in Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as The Avengers and Thor.
The series will follow Loki’s complex character, which has switched between the classic antagonist role and one who started to use his powers for good. Unfortunately, Avengers: Infinity War saw Loki meeting his end, and the following film – Endgame – saw a Loki from a different timeline feature. This version of Loki hadn’t reached the point where he had started to redeem himself. He disappeared along with the Tesseract during this film and teleported away. As it was left open to debate where he had gone, this leaves Loki in a good place to become part of a dramatic new series.
It’s possible that the new TV series could feature Loki in various pivotal points in human history, as Radio Times revealed a Disney Plus presentation ‘featured a blurry image of Tom Hiddleston standing in what looks like 1970s USA, in front of a billboard advertising Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. This would position the series (at least a portion of it) in 1975.’
Apart from the main man, Tom Hiddleston, there isn’t too much information about the cast of Loki, but what we do know is Kevin Fiege, President of Marvel Studios, will be executive producer. Furthermore, Michael Waldron – known for his work on Rick and Morty – will be the showrunner. He will also be writing the pilot episode.
Speaking at Marvel’s Comic-Con panel, Hiddleston told the audience: “You guys saw Avengers, right? He’s still that guy. And just about the last thing that happened to him was that he got Hulk-smashed, so there’s a lot of psychological evolution that hasn’t happened yet, but [Kevin Feige] has generously showed me what his plans are — I can’t tell you any of them — but it is one of the most exciting creative opportunities I think I’ve ever come across.”
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