WASHINGTON — The streaming platform, Disney +, and Marvel confirmed that the phenomenally successful series “Loki” will be back for a second season as the sixth and final episode of the show.
The credits revealed a case file with a red stamp reading, “Loki will return in season 2.” No additional details about the upcoming season were shared.
The live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe series stars actor Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the fan-favorite “Avengers” villain Loki.
The storyline picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and follows Loki, the God of Mischief, as he steps out of his brother Thor’s shadow. As per the reports, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant also be appearing.
In June, Disney’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek called “Loki” Disney+’s biggest premiere yet. The Marvel Cinematic Universe show also makes history with Marvel’s first openly bisexual lead character.
There’s nothing low key about this. The finale of Marvel Studios’ #Loki has arrived and all episodes of the Original Series are now streaming on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/B8feeKFo58
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) July 14, 2021
In episode three of “Loki,” Hiddleston’s titular character opened up about his sexuality during a conversation with a female timeline-hopping variant named Sylvie. While discussing romantic partners, Sylvie asked the villain, “How about you? You’re a prince. It must’ve been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince.”
“A bit of both. I suspect the same as you,” Loki replied.
Following the episode’s release, series director Kate Herron confirmed and celebrated on Twitter that the scene established Loki as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first openly bisexual character.
“From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial, it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” said Herron in a tweet.
“It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step, but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu.”
The first season of “Loki,” which premiered on June 11, is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
“Loki” is the third of Marvel’s scripted television series to debut on Disney+. The first, “WandaVision,” ended with an episode that was labeled as a series finale. The Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany series also scored 23 Emmy nominations on July 13, second overall, an impressive showing for Marvel’s first foray in the limited series category.
Marvel’s second offering, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” is billed as an ongoing drama series (it collected five Emmy nominations in the category on July 13). That series leads into the next Captain America movie as Marvel continues to move seamlessly between television and film as it connects the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Disney+ originals.
Marvel’s next Disney+ series will be the animated “What If” (August 11). “Hawkeye” is due in late 2021, with several other Marvel scripted originals including “She-Hulk,” “Moon Knight,” “Iron Heart,” “Secret Invasion,” and “Wakanda” also in various stages of development.
(With inputs from ANI)
(Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil)