Tom Hiddleston's President Loki is not surprised Season 2 is confirmed

Loki Goes Full James Bond In The First-Look Footage Of Season 2

Wow, yes.

by Ani Bundel
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As the Marvel Cinematic Universe rounds into Phase 5, the Disney+ side of The Multiverse Saga has shaken out differently than initially imagined. The 2020 lockdowns (and delays) made the streaming side of the story far more prominent than initially conceived, and yet, only two of the series introduced so far have been given second seasons. What If...?, the animated anthology series, easily lent itself to renewal, but it’s Loki Season 2 that has fans really ready to tune in to Disney+.

Warning: Spoilers for Loki Season 1 follow. Loki’s first season finale dropped a dime on fans when Sylvie Laufeydottir refused to listen to her male variant counterpart and selfishly slew He-Who-Remains. Unfortunately, it was only after he collapsed that she realized the Kang variant had been telling the truth — by holding back all the evil incarnations of himself, he was protecting the multiverse timeline. She disappeared, leaving Loki to return to a TVA almost unrecognizable from the one he left — adorned with statues of Kang and populated with co-workers who no longer knew who he was.

The Season 1 finale’s mid-credits sequence confirmed the series will return for a second season. Still, it wasn’t until Marvel Studios’ presentation at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con — where the franchise unveiled the first draft of its Phase 5 slate of movies and TV shows — that Loki Season 2 got a confirmed release date. The new season will be positioned smack-dab in the middle of Phase 5. Given the future titles Marvel has announced, there’s reason to believe it will play a significant role in the franchise’s current Multiverse Saga.

Here’s what to know about Loki’s second season.

Loki Season 2 Teasers & Trailers

Marvel hasn’t publicly released a full trailer of the new season of Loki yet, though superfans who attended D23 were given a look at what’s to come and the confirmed logo for the second season.


The rest of the world got their first look at Loki’s second season on Dec. 19, 2022, as part of a larger overview of shows and movies coming to Disney+ in 2023.

The teaser is voiced by Tom Hiddleston, who introduces the clip of Loki’s new season around the 20-second mark, in which he and the rest of the TVA have new, very dapper-looking outfits.

Loki Season 2 Cast

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Much of the main cast of Loki Season 1 is confirmed to return for Season 2. Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius, Sophia Di Martino as the Loki variant Sylvie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, and Eugene Cordero as Casey. Also, Tara Strong will return as the voice of the fan-favorite animated character Miss Minutes. Interestingly, Wunmi Mosaku has not been confirmed as returning to play Hunter B-15, despite the timeline change resurrecting the character in the season’s final minutes.

The first new cast member revealed for Season 2 came in July 2022, when Deadline announced Rafael Casal will join the series. His role is currently under wraps, but it is rumored he will be a significant part of the season. Upon Casal’s casting, the predominant fan theory is that he will be playing the villain Zaniac, a man infected by parasitic demons from the Dark Dimension that drive him into a murderous rampage.

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Loki Season 2 also picked up Game of Thrones actor Katie Dickie, as reported by Deadline in December 2022. She reportedly will play a villain in the new season, though her exact character is currently unknown.

At 2022’s D23 Expo in September 2022, Disney+ revealed Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) will also be joining the cast for the show’s second season. He will be playing a new Time Variance Authority archivist.

The panel also showed footage confirming Jonathan Majors’ return as Kang the Conqueror. Marvel has announced 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be a big part of Phase 6, teasing Kang as the main antagonist of The Multiverse Saga, similar to what Thanos was in The Infinity Saga. Majors will first be seen playing the same role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which kicks off Phase 5, and the events are expected to directly affect Loki’s second season.

Loki Season 2 Plot

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The final moments of Loki revealed that Sylvie’s choice to kill He-Who-Remains had far-reaching consequences, altering the timeline. As promised, a new, more evil version of Majors’ character now runs the TVA. Instead of Time Keepers, statues of Kang festoon the lobby of the TVA offices.

D23 confirmed the series would pick up moments after Season 1’s conclusion, with only Loki remembering the previous timeline. In multiverse parlance, this is known as “Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory,” when only the characters at ground zero of the event that changed the timeline can remember the one that came before. As fans saw at the end of Season 1, both Mobius and B-15, who were not in the room where it happened, had no idea who Loki was at all.

However, it seems Loki will eventually find his way back to where he is remembered, or at least he’ll be given the benefit of the doubt to explain himself. The D23 footage had him saying in a voiceover: “This is going to sound strange, but I’ve been pulled through time, and I saw terrible, awful things.”

Loki Season 2 Filming Updates

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Plans for a possible Loki Season 2 were set into motion months before the show’s debut in June 2021. Rumors the show had already been given the green light for more episodes took on more urgency when executive producer Michael Waldron signed an overall deal with Disney that January.

Filming reportedly began for the second season in the U.K. in June 2022. Unlike Season 1, which was primarily filmed in Atlanta, several episodes of Season 2 were shot on location around London, suggesting the new season will have a much different look and feel, especially with reports that the scenes being shot were period-piece sequences designed to look like 1970s England.

Filming reportedly wrapped in London in October, and Deadline confirmed in December production had been completed.

Loki Season 2 Release Date


There’s no fixed release date as yet for Loki Season 2; however, at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, 2022, the studio confirmed Season 2 will be arriving on Disney+ in the middle of 2023, putting it after the Hawkeye spinoff series Echo and the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and either just before or coinciding with the theatrical release of The Marvels.

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