LOKI: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Shares Big Season 2 Update...And There Could Be A Long Wait
We know season two of Loki will need a new director, but based on this update from Marvel Studios President Kevon Feige, we could be waiting a while before the God of Mischief makes his Disney+ return.
Loki ended with the reveal that a second season is on the way, though director Kate Herron soon confirmed that she wouldn't be among those returning for the next batch of episodes. As of right now, there's no word on whether Michael Waldron will be back as Head Writer, but others who worked on the series have indicated that they're starting to work on the story.
Talking to Collider, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared an update on the production status on Loki season two, and it sounds like we could be waiting quite a while for the show's return.
"It is underway. We’re developing it as we speak," Feige explained. "The hope is that much of the same team will return. Kate is going on to bigger and better things, so the director search will begin shortly." Clearly, Marvel Studios doesn't have a director in mind if the search hasn't even begun yet, so we're certainly not getting more Loki as soon as next year (as with a traditional TV show).
Throw in the fact that Kang the Conqueror's story is set to continue in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania - which isn't set to be released until 2023 - and we're guessing Loki might not return until 2024/2025 (as Kang is bound to factor into other stories as well, it could be even later again).
We'll have to wait and see, but taking the slow burn approach to Kang is no bad thing. After all, he has the potential to be the MCU's next Thanos, so there's no need to rush things.
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of Loki's six episodes from worst to best!
As a proper introduction to Sylvie, "Lamentis" worked really well and quickly established a fun, meaningful dynamic between her and the God of Mischief.
The reveal that Loki is bisexual was a big step forward for the MCU in terms of portraying its characters in a way that reflects the world we live in today, while the action-packed final battle was a blast. However, there were times when this felt a little too much like low-budget sci-fi, and the journey to the train (and the trip on it for that matter) didn't feel up to the usual level of quality from this shared world.
Honestly, this episode felt too short and simply didn't have enough time to fully explore the ideas it presented. Loki seemingly gets drunk and acts like a fool for the sake of it, but would it not have landed harder if he'd done so because he was mourning the life he lost? On the plus side, we definitely got to see Sophia Di Martino shine!
5. The Variant
Building on the ideas from the first episode, "The Variant" familiarised us with the role of the Time Variance Authority in the MCU and did a fantastic job of building on Loki's budding friendship with Mobius.
Given how the episode ended, it's a testament to Loki that the series was able to make us care about these two so quickly and we'd have honestly been happy with six instalments of the God of Mischief just helping Mobius solve problems on the timeline. However, it was our trip to the future that delivered some of this episode's best moments.
The "Female Loki" reveal was one we expected after seeing those set photos, but it was still a great reveal that kept us guessing all week. We're a little disappointed that Sylvie's attack on the Sacred Timeline didn't have larger ramifications (not touching oh that hurt "Lamentis"), but this was a great episode of television.
4. Glorious Purpose
The show's premiere wasted no time in having Loki get pulled from the timeline by the TVA, and as he discovered more about this weird organisation, so did we. That alone helped make this episode compelling viewing, but the real meat of "Glorious Purpose" was when the God of Mischief was interrogated by Mobius.
Yes, there was a lot of exposition, but this deep dive into what makes Loki tick added new depths to the character and why, up until this point in his MCU history, he'd done the things he had.
Bringing him up to speed with everything that happened after the Battle of New York was smart as it essentially gave this Loki the same redemption arc as his predecessor, which was a relief when this was so important to the character's journey. That last-minute reveal that he'd been enlisted to bring in another Loki for the TVA was also a superb tease for what would come next.
3. Journey Into Mystery
Some of you might be unhappy to see "Journey Into Mystery" not land the top spot, but as much as we loved this episode (and it was bloody brilliant), it didn't quite have the same impact as the next two on this list.
In terms of fan-pleasing moments, however, everything from Kid Loki's debut to the hilarity that surrounded Alligator Loki's place in the MCU was appreciated, while Richard E. Grant absolutely nailed it as the "Classic Loki" (his "Glorious Purpose!" moment was nothing short of perfect). This was a bonkers 45 minutes of television, and the MCU is definitely all the better for it.
We can't help but wish we'd seen a little more of President Loki after how heavily he factored into the marketing, but everything from Loki's emotional reunion with Mobius to the way he managed to team up with Sylvie to defeat Alioth really struck a chord with us.
2. For All Time. Always.
Let's face it, things could have gone horribly wrong for Loki in its finale. Had another Loki Variant been revealed as the show's big bad - or Miss Minutes, for that matter - "For All Time. Always." could have been a real disappointment. Thankfully, that wasn't the case, and this episode tied things up in a way that left us both satisfied and desperate for more.
Jonathan Majors' debut as Kang the Conqueror (well, one of him) was nothing short of perfection. While we had high hopes for the actor in the MCU, this episode proved he has what it takes to go from charming to terrifying and utterly mad in a matter of seconds. All of those qualities are a must for Kang, and where his story goes next is sure to be a lot of fun.
Tom Hiddleston and Di Martino were also on top form, and a terrific cliffhanger has left Loki in an exciting new place. Literally. Simply put, this is the best finale Marvel Studios has delivered thus far.
1. The Nexus Event
Some of you might be surprised to see "The Nexus Event" take the top spot, but the writing (courtesy of Eric Martin) was so strong here that we think it's entirely deserving.
That moment between Loki and Sylvie on Lamentis-1 felt huge, but it was another hard-hitting exchange between the God of Mischief and Mobius that saw The Avengers villain take a big step forward in terms of character progression, perfectly setting the stage for the final two chapters. However, there was a lot that shocked us too, with the Time-Keepers reveal at the top of the list!
Learning that they were just mindless androids definitely wasn't among our predictions, and the fact that this followed Mobius' apparent death left us feeling a whole range of emotions. Of course, the biggest surprise came when Loki himself was pruned, and that set the stage for one helluva mid-credits scene.