Behold, the God of Mischief returns! Ahead of morning’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Disney+ has revealed the release date for Marvel Studios’ Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston in this Original series.
Marvel fans previously were treated to an exclusive clip above during The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 Investor Day presentation. Loki features the Asgardian as he steps out of his brother’s (Thor) shadow in a new series set after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Hiddleston reprises his character in the MCU, and is joined by Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, a member of Time Variance Authority (TVA) that polices the timeline and multiverse; Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.
Marvel Studios announced that the six-episode series that follows the ongoing WandaVision, and the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — will premiere on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on 11 June, a month later than its original date of release, owing to how it plays and fits into the MCU’s Phase Four plans. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently slated to release in theaters on 9 July, two months after Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow on 7 May (delayed for a year due to the pandemic).
A few reports and theories suggest that Loki episodes will be parallely released on Disney+ while Shang-Chi plays in theatres. According to Gadget 360, If Disney+ drops the first episode of Loki on 11 June, its six-episode first season will be over by 16 July. On the other hand, Marvel could also unveil more than one episode each week, just like WandaVision. However, unlike the half-hour comedy that WandaVision is, Loki is an hourlong crime thriller.
Loki will be seen facing off the TVA, as this Loki is the one we saw in Avengers: Endgame during the time heist, who teleported away after the Tesseract accidentally ended up at his feet. Loki is written and created by Michael Waldron, and directed by Kate Herron.
Catch the new adventure of the God of Mischief on Disney+ 11 June onwards.