The Disney+ Loki series introduced several new variables to the MCU, including TVA, the notion that Infinity stones are paperweights, and helped usher in the Kang Dynasty. At the end of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, we saw Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) as Victor Timely, a variant of Kang (Jonathan Majors), used his advanced technology to thrill a crowd in the apparent late nineteenth century.
It’s been two years since Loki debuted on the streaming service and will return a day earlier. Originally scheduled for October 6th, Season 2 of Loki will premiere on October 5th. It may not sound like much, but it’s a pattern that Disney+ has been creating lately. It will be interesting to see if they will follow the example of other running programs.
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In a new featurette previously recorded before the WGA/SAG-AFTRA attack, the cast and crew talked about the upcoming season, explaining that Loki has always been a villain, but he’s trying to figure out what it means to really be a hero. .
“The second season is about Loki understanding himself,” Hiddleston said. “He found a new family. There is a new ability to make connections. He realizes that in the end, these connections are all that matters.”
Hiddleston and Wilson are joined by Sophia Di Martino, who reprises her role as Sylvie, another variant of Loki, and brings in Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan as a TVA employee. We know from the trailers that Majors will be reprising his role as contemporary, but with legal issues ongoing, it’s unclear if this will be the last time that Majors will take on the role.