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Loki Season 2 Is Officially Happening

Here's what to know about it.

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Loki’s first season was an instant hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as scores of fans got caught up in the timeline-hopping chaos of the mind-bending adventure. It was also the first of the Marvel Disney+ series to not directly feed into an upcoming film, as WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were. Both these factors had fans hopeful that Loki would be the first of the MCU series to land a renewal, which was confirmed in a mid-credits teaser hyping the news of a Loki Season 2 coming to Disney+. But how exactly does that work, and how long until the new season arrives?

Warning: Spoilers for Loki Season 1 follow. When Loki’s first season finale dropped in the summer of 2021, it confirmed that the series would return for a second season, but didn’t reveal when that would be. It took a whole year of waiting for fans to finally get that answer. During Marvel Studios’ presentation at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, the franchise unveiled its entire Phase 5 slate of movies and TV shows, including Loki Season 2. The new season will be positioned smack-dab in the middle of Phase 5, and given the future titles Marvel has announced, there’s reason to believe it will play a big role in the franchise’s current Multiverse Saga.

So far, here’s what we do know about Loki’s second season:

Loki Season 2 Teaser

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Marvel hasn’t released any footage of the new season of Loki yet. So far, the only thing fans have season related to the upcoming season is a flash of Loki’s case file in the Season 1 finale’s post-credits scene that confirmed Season 2 was happening.

Loki Season 2 Cast

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.

The only new cast member that’s been revealed for Season 2 is Rafael Casal, whose role is currently undisclosed but will reportedly be a major 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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The biggest casting question that remains is all about Jonathan Majors, who is not yet confirmed to be part of Season 2. The Season 1 finale’s big reveal was of Majors as “He Who Remains” (actually a variant of 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 to the Infinity Saga).

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Majors will be seen playing the same role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania prior to Loki Season 2’s release, but it’s still up in the air whether he’ll square off with Loki again or not.

Loki Season 2 Plot

The final moments of Loki revealed that Sylvie’s choice to kill “He Who Remains” has had far-reaching consequences. She’s altered the timeline. As promised, a new, more evil version of Majors’ character now runs the TVA. Instead of Time Keepers, a statue of Kang stands in the lobby of the TVA offices.

As in most shows in which timelines change, only the protagonist remembers the previous timeline. Most of the characters have no memory of what happened before; as fans see, both Mobius and B-15 have no idea who Loki is at all. In effect, the show will begin again from scratch, this time with an all-new series of events.

Loki Season 2 Release Date

Marvel confirmed Loki would be the first of the MCU Disney+ shows to score a renewal in a post-credits scene. At San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, 2022, the studio confirmed Season 2 will be arriving on Disney+ in the middle of 2023, making it a summer release alongside the Hawkeye spinoff series Echo and the theatrical releases Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels.

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