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Loki season 2 is currently one of the few live-action Marvel series returnees, with only What If…? having a confirmed second season. Aside from the idea that the God of Mischief will return for more small-screen shenanigans, there isn’t much clear information about what’s to come.
That is not to suggest there isn’t plenty to keep us going in the meanwhile. Although Marvel like to keep things under wraps, the studio has confirmed who will be returning for round two (both in front of and behind the camera), offered updates on when production may begin, and hinted when the new episodes may possibly be published.
As for us, we’ve gathered hints and the most popular speculations to attempt to figure out what’s next for Loki, Sylvie, and the crew. Thus, for all of that and more, keep scrolling to see all we know about Loki season 2 so far.
Release date for Loki Season 2: There is no set date yet, but shooting will begin shortly.
Back in August 2021, Feige provided an update on the Loki season 2 release date, stating that the second season was “underway” and “being created as we speak,” but he wasn’t sure if production would begin in 2022 or 2023. (via Collider).
Backstage says that production will begin this summer, but there is no additional confirmation. Soon later, Owen Wilson confirmed his return to the series as Mobius, stating that production would begin “very soon.”
There is conjecture that the next season would start after the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, since the previous season’s end featured Kang the Conqueror, and Kang is the major villain in Ant-Men 3, which is set to be released on July 28, 2023.
Cast and crew of Loki Season 2
So far, the only confirmed Loki season 2 cast members are Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Mbatha-Raw earlier announced her comeback as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer in an interview with GMA.
Kate Herron, the program’s creator, announced her resignation from the project, indicating that she had no plans for a second season. “I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it as a fan next season,” Herron told Deadline. “I simply believe I’m proud of what we accomplished here, and I gave it my best.”
The directors are Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. They will “co-direct a majority of the episodes for season two,” according to Deadline. The team most recently helmed two episodes of Moon Knight, a Marvel series starring Oscar Isaac as a superhero with dissociative identity disorder.
Michael Waldron and Eric Martin, who wrote the first season, are set to return.
The storyline of Loki Season 2
The narrative of Loki season 2 is being kept under wraps. Following the announcement of season 2, Hiddleston (through Marvel) claimed that he was “excited about the possibilities” and that the team was in “deep, deep, deep negotiations” – but the actor has maintained a tight lip since.
Mbatha-Raw told Popculture.com that she is looking forward to seeing her character travel to “some deeper, darker realms.” Ravonna Renslayer was presented as an anti-hero and prospective love interest for Mobius, but she was eventually proven to be a villain who puts her devotion to the TVA above everything else. Ravonna went out on her own in pursuit of free will in the season finale. “She’s determined to find out who pulled the wool over her eyes. That’s what she’ll go out looking for, “Michael Waldron, the chief writer, observed. “She’s a terrifying client to have out there in the Multiverse. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”
Sylvie, Loki’s variation and love interest, also sent Loki into another reality so she might finally slay He Who Remains. The slaughter does not complete her as she expected, and she is left alone at the Citadel at the End of Time. While Sophia Di Martino told RadioTimes she is unsure if her character will return, she did say Sylvie’s farewell moment is “an fascinating location to start another story” (via Marvel).
Hiddleston was recently asked whether Loki would feature in the next Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder, and he was predictably evasive. “I live in a question mark,” the actor said to Total Film. “It’s all a mystery. I used to believe I could foresee these things, but I honestly have no clue. And I’m not even doing an Andrew Garfield impression!”
When asked about Loki season 2, he said: “What more can I say? It continues to fascinate and challenge me. The tale does not conclude at the conclusion of Season 1. That, I believe, is rather evident. Loki is virtually as unpredictable, tumultuous, passionate, and chaotic as he has ever been. And maybe some of it requires resolution. There’s a lot to unpack.”
Theories about Loki season 2
Loki season 2 rumors abound since the previous season finished in complete disarray. Sylvie triggered a multiverse war, Loki is trapped in another realm, and an even more terrible version of He Who Remains has taken control.
A statue of Kang The Conqueror may be found in the new timeframe in which Loki finds himself. This suggests that Kang, a variation of He Who Remains, has assumed command of the TVA and maybe all other timelines.
Nerdist speculates that, although Mobius and Hunter B-15 may not recall Loki in this era, Sylvie may. This is plausible given that Sylvie was the one who murdered He Who Remains and transported Loki to this other universe.
According to EliteDaily, Ravonna might become Kang’s next love interest since her character portrays his girlfriend in the comics.
According to FandomWire, a TVA insurrection might be on the horizon. Loki is the only one who can make the TVA foot troops recall what occurred now that their brains have been wiped owing to the murder of He Who Remains. The TVA may band together to bring down Kang if they remember the trauma of being abducted from their own timelines and indoctrinated.
The publication of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Universe of Madness has sparked an intriguing theory: now that the multiverse is open, may Loki link up with Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange? Kang the Conqueror is supposed to be the major enemy in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, so we know the saga stretches into the MCU. It’s not out of the question that additional MCU characters may appear in an alternative reality.