Loki was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, but it took a decade for Thor’s villainous brother to get his own solo project, which was the 2021 Disney+ series Loki. The show was a huge hit and was renewed for ‘Loki season 2’ which is now in production. Loki follows the God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, after the events of Avengers: Endgame where an alternate version of Loki from 2012 stole the tesseract and created a new timeline. Season 1 dove deep into the idea of the multiverse, which played a major role in Phase 4 of the MCU, including in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
At the 2022 Comic-Con, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that season 2 of Loki will be part of Phase 5 of the MCU. Other Phase 5 projects include the films Ant-Man and the Wasp: Qunatumania, The Marvels, and more, plus other shows like Secret Invasion and Daredevil: Born Again. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Loki season 2, including the cast, release date, and much more.
Loki season 2 plot
The first season of Loki ended with Sylvie killing He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), thereby erupting the Sacred Timeline and unleashing the Multiverse in full. When Loki returned to the TVA, it was altered in the timeline, and no one remembered him. Not to mention, statues of He Who Remains (or one of his variants more likely) stood tall in the TVA’s halls.
However, The Loki season 2 plot is being kept under wraps. Hiddleston (via Marvel(opens in new tab)) initially stated that he was “excited about the possibilities” and that the team was in “deep, deep, deep discussions” following the announcement of season 2 – but the actor kept a tight lip since.
The finale also saw Sylvie, Loki variant and love interest, send Loki into another dimension so she can finally kill He Who Remains. The slaying doesn’t fulfill her like she thought it would, and she is left all alone at the Citadel at the End of Time. While Sophia Di Martino told RadioTimes(opens in new tab) that she’s not sure whether or not her character will return, she did comment that Sylvie’s final scene is “an interesting place to start another chapter” (via Marvel(opens in new tab)). Although, we now know she’s coming back.
When Total Film quizzed Hiddleston about Loki season 2, he said: “What can I say? It’s very much continuing to excite and challenge me. At the end of season 1, the story isn’t over. I think that’s really clear. Loki’s almost more unstable and as turbulent and passionate and chaotic as he’s ever been. And maybe some of that needs resolution. There’s stuff to unpack.”
The second season of Loki is expected to pick up after the events of the season one finale, where Loki ends up at TVA headquarters and comes across Mobius and Hunter B-15, who have no idea who he is. Loki also sees a huge statue of He Who Remains at the center of the library instead of the statue of the Time Keepers. This is after Sylvie kills He Who Remains, which unleashes a multiverse with alternate timelines that the TVA cannot control.
Loki season 2 cast
In typical Marvel style, they are keeping plans for Loki season 2 pretty close to their chest. As a result, there’s currently no official word on who might be joining the next time-hopping adventures.
Obviously, Tom Hiddleston is on board, because after all what is Loki without, you know, Loki?
So far the following cast members have been confirmed to return: Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie/Lady Loki, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Judge Ravonna Renslayer.
As Kang is now the big bad, we should see Jonathan Majors make an appearance.
It’d also be great to see supporting characters return, like Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and other variants of Loki such as Richard E. Grant as Old Man Loki, Jack Veal as Kid Loki, and Deobia Oparei as Boastful Loki.
The majority of the episodes in season 2 will be co-directed Moon Knight crew by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. They’ve previously worked together on Somewhere in the Dirt, Spring, The Endless, and Synchronic.
When Will ‘Loki’ Season 2 Come Out?
Marvel has confirmed that Loki season 2 will be released during summer 2023 on Disney+, though an exact release date has yet to be announced. It’s expected to premiere around the same time that The Marvels comes out in theaters on July 28, 2023. The second season will feature six episodes just like season one. The episodes were released weekly from June 9, 2021, to July 14, 2021, for season one. The show streams exclusively on Disney+ alongside all Marvel projects.
Because the first season ended in utter chaos, Loki season 2 theories are aplenty. Sylvie set off a multiverse war, Loki is stranded in another dimension, and an even more dangerous variant of He Who Remains has come to power.
In the new timeline that Loki finds himself trapped in, a statue of Kang The Conqueror is present. This implies that Kang, a variant of He Who Remains, has taken over as leader of the TVA and potentially all other timelines.
The most interesting theory comes due to the releases of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: now that the multiverse is open, could Loki team up with Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange? We know that the series extends into the MCU, as Kang the Conqueror is set to be the main antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility for other characters in the MCU to show up in an alternate timeline.