Disney+ has announced the premiere date for Loki. The upcoming live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe show is now set to arrive on June 11. Mark your calendars and plan accordingly. The announcement was made by Disney during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. It was soon after confirmed on social media.
The series sees Tom Hiddleston returning to the role once more. Hiddleston has played the part for nearly a decade in the MCU ever since his debut in the first Thor film. Loki later went on to become the main villain in The Avengers. Thor’s adopted brother was killed in the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War by Thanos. However, during the time travel sequence in Avengers: Endgame, Loki made off with the Tesseract somewhere in time and space. The show will pick up with that thread.
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Here is the official synopsis for Loki.
“‘Loki’ features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’”
Hiddleston will bejoined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs the series with Michael Waldron on board as the head writer.
Marvel head Kevin Feige was also on hand to talk about the future of the MCU during a Q&A at the event. He addressed the MCU shows coming to Disney+. While some of them will be one-offs, others will get multiple seasons. It will be on a case-by-case basis.
“Some of the shows that I mentioned that we’re about to start filming, we are keeping in mind a structure that would lead into a Season 2 and a Season 3 in a more direct way than say a show like WandaVision, which clearly goes into a feature. But it is new,” Feige said. “Perhaps one day we’ll chart out five seasons of a show. But really we’re focusing on delivering the best seasons we can one at a time so far.”
WandaVision was the first live-action, scripted MCU show to hit Disney+. Unlike other, recent Marvel shows, the Disney+ offerings will be tied directly to the films. Others on the way include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which debuts in March, as well as Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Ironheart, Secret Invasion and Armor Wars. All of the shows are expected to be between six and nine episodes.
Loki premieres June 11 on Disney+.