Loki Season 2’s trailer recently dropped, reigniting the hype for one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) most successful spin-off shows. Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the titular character, the Norse god of mischief ready to cause mayhem. Can’t wait to discover what happens in the series’ second season? Here’s everything we know so far.
But first, here’s a Loki Season 1 recap
Before we get to Season 2 details, let’s get you caught up with Season 1.
The series takes off after the events of Avengers: Endgame when Loki escapes from the Avengers as they attempt to collect the Infinity Stones to defeat Thanos. This alters the events of the original timeline when Loki was supposed to be jailed in Asgard after his defeat in New York (a.k.a. the events of the first Avengers film). This causes an issue with the Time Variance Authority (TVA), an agency that monitors all the realities happening within the Multiverse. When the TVA caught Loki, they tasked him to catch other villains messing up various timelines as part of his penance.
In the Season 1 finale, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killed He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), destroying the Sacred Timeline and opening up the Multiverse. This caused a number of changes in Loki’s known reality and ends the series on a cliffhanger.
Aside from this, Loki also reaches self-actualisation (to some extent) and discovers romance (sort of) throughout the story.
What to expect in Loki Season 2
1. Exciting new cast members, including Ke Huy Quan, join the show
Loki’s circle expands in Season 2, with new cast members joining the series. The most anticipated addition to the cast is Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO) star and Academy Award winner Ke Huy Quan as a TVA archivist named OB. Ke Huy Quan’s time-travelling character in EEAAO is quite similar to Loki, so we can’t help but wonder if there’s more to his role than meets the eye.
Blindspotting star Rafael Casal was also announced as a new cast member together with Matriarch’s Kate Dickie. Their roles have yet to be revealed but given both actors’ experience in intense genres, we’re counting on their involvement in the series’ most exciting scenes.
Meanwhile, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer), Tara Strong (Miss Minutes), Owen Wilson (Mobius M. Mobius), Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie), and Eugene Cordero (Casey/Hunter K-5E) will all reprise their roles from Season 1.
2. We’ll finally know how Loki will tie loose ends after the events of the Season 1 finale
Loki was caught in a jam at the end of Season 1. The friends he made ended up being ‘rebooted’, leaving our beloved trickster in a bigger mess than when the series started.
To make matters worse, Loki is also time slipping; his consciousness and physical body get split between different realities, which poses a threat to his existence. All this is on top of him trying to deal with Kang, one of the Multiverses’ biggest villains.
Loki is definitely ‘burdened with glorious purpose’ for Season 2 but the show promises to tie everything together in its projected six-episode run.
3. Loki will explore more of the Multiverse, possibly encountering other MCU characters
The Multiverse was first explored by the MCU in Avengers: Endgame and eventually introduced in more detail in films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. However, none of these has explored the concept as much as Loki (as of writing).
This makes us wonder how much we’ll learn more about the Multiverse in this series’ second season. The second season might also explain the role of the Multiverse in future MCU films and spin-offs, considering how each of these shows is connected.
Possibilities for potential cameos in Loki featuring other MCU characters are also in the cards. We don’t know about you, but we’re crossing our fingers for a Thor-Loki reunion!
Loki Season 2: release date and where to watch in Singapore
Loki Season 2 will start streaming on Disney+ on 6 October 2023. In the meantime, you can catch Season 1 in full here.
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