Brace yourselves, because the God of Mischief still has a few more tricks up his sleeves.
As announced during the mid-scene credits of the show’s finale on Wednesday, Loki has been renewed for a sophomore season with Tom Hiddleston as the time-breaking trickster. During the last episode’s final minutes, Loki’s case file – yep, the same document that confirmed Loki is gender-fluid – gets stamped in red glaring letters: “Loki will return in Season 2.”
Of all of Marvel’s scripted TV series that debuted on Disney Plus thus far, Loki is the first to be brought back for a second season. WandaVision, which notched a whopping 23 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, ended its nine-episode run with its last one being dubbed as the series finale. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel’s second offering and billed as an ongoing drama series, has always been set as a springboard to the fourth Captain America film as its continuation, so a second outing after its six-episode premiere looks unlikely as of the moment.
In the case of Loki, however, not only was it the most likely to get renewed, but rumors regarding a subsequent season have also been floating as early as when the first season began production. As far back as January of this year, Deadline stirred speculations after Loki head writer Michael Waldron was tapped to pen Marvel President Kevin Feige’s upcoming top-secret Star Wars movie. It thus made sense that Waldron, who has already written the screenplay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, would be involved in another season of Loki “in some capacity” given his increased involvement with Disney after the deal.
Hiddleston himself doesn’t see the character leaving screens just yet. After all, he’s greeted death multiple times across the MCU, so what’s another run? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last May, the Thor native has said that he isn’t ready to hang his green cape just yet.
“I’m open to everything,” Hiddleston said. “I have learned, at this point, having said goodbye to the character more than twice, two and a half times maybe, to make no assumptions. I’m just grateful that I’m still here, and there are still new roads to explore.”
Directed and executive produced by Kate Herron, Loki’s six-episode maiden season follows the law-breaking Asgardian who lands into trouble with the TVA (Time Variance Authority) after escaping the flow of time with the Tesseract. Without spilling too many beans, the mini-series nicely set the scene for the next MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, while Loki’s multiverse mayhem may have warmed up the famous web-slinger’s next adventure in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Loki Season 2 has yet to receive a release date.