Following the success of the show’s first season, Marvel Studios’ Loki returns to Disney+ for a second season this fall. The beloved villain turned protagonist, played by Tom Hiddleston, was first introduced to fans as part of the Avengers series and has continued to capture imaginations since the streaming series began in 2021.
Before streaming the first episode of the new season, review the information below to get up to date with who Loki is, his backstory, the expected plot, and more.
Everything You Should Know Before Watching Loki Season 2
Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or coming to it for the first time, here’s what you’ll want to know before watching Loki Season 2.
Who is Loki?
Named for Loki Odinson, the God of Mischief of Norse mythology, the character Loki was developed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics before being adapted to the screen as part of the MCU.
As the brother of Thor, the God of Thunder, Loki first appeared in Thor (2011) and subsequently played a central role as the villain in The Avengers (2012).
His character arc began as an intimidating villain, hungry for power and glory. However, as the Loki character has progressed throughout the years of the MCU, he has become more vulnerable and caring, cementing his status as a fan favorite.
Though he had seemingly died on multiple occasions, the God of Mischief has used his trickery to continuously pop up throughout the MCU.
What to Watch First
The MCU has grown to the point of having a vast network of movies and shows, all interconnected in some way. As a result, it takes time and commitment to get caught up before watching the second season of Loki.
At the bare minimum, to understand the plotline and the basics of the characters, watching the first season of Loki will do. However, to truly understand the characters, their motivations, and the intricacies of the plot, these are the movies and series you should check out first:
- The Avengers
- Thor: The Dark World
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- Loki (season one)
Series Plot Details
Season two is set to pick up right where the first season left off. In the season one finale, Sylvie kills He Who Remains, unleashing a villain of epic proportions. Now, Loki is caught in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority (TVA). Loki will be teaming up with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a cast of new and returning characters, in order to search the multiverse for Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes, and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.
Along that journey, Loki is sure to run into trouble with the many variants of Kang the Conqueror.
Release Date & Episode Count
Loki Season 2 will premiere on October 6, 2023, in a six-episode series streaming on Disney+. It will be part of Phase 5 of the MCU. Each episode will run between 40-50 minutes.
Before you start the series, get a sneak peek at what to expect by watching the official trailer below.
Cast & Crew
Here is a look at the main cast appearing in Loki Season 2:
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie
- Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer
- Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15
- Jonathan Majors as the many variants of Kang
- Eugene Cordero as Casey / Hunter K-5E
- Ke Huy Quan in an unknown role
- Rafael Casal as Brad Wolfe
- Tara Strong as Miss Minutes
The series was developed by Michael Waldron, and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are set to direct alongside writer Eric Martin, with Kasra Farahani and Jason O’Leary co-writing the third episode, and Katharyn Blair co-writing the fourth episode.
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