Loki has been renewed for a second season by Disney Plus

The Loki finale aired this past Wednesday and it was epic. (No major spoilers are in this post.) The finale is a definite lead in to Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is slated for 2022. Plus it introduced one of the major villains in the MCU cannon. The series completed Loki’s evolutionary arc from a trickster god/villain to a possible hero. The finale also announced that there will be a season two. This announcement was a final screen at the end of the credits of the finale episode. A second season announcement for Loki is as out of the box as Loki himself. The other two series Marvel Disney Plus series, WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, were created as limited series. Below are a few more details about the announcement from Variety:

At the 42 minutes and 48 seconds mark of the episode, it says simply: “Loki will return in season 2.”

No further details were provided regarding the next season of the series that stars Tom Hiddleston as the titular character.

“Loki” is the third series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney Plus. The first was the acclaimed “WandaVision,” starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, which earned 23 Emmy nominations on Tuesday.

The season 1 finale of “Loki” leads into Sam Raimi’s film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which is due on March 25, 2022.

Upcoming Marvel series on Disney Plus include the animated “What If…,” due in August, and “Hawkeye,” which will stream toward the end of the year. Yelena Belova, the character played by Florence Pugh in current hit movie “Black Widow,” will be seen in “Hawkeye,” which stars Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Vera Farmiga.

[From Variety]

Like I said in my previous post, I really loved the Loki series. I am biased because Loki is one of my favorite characters in the MCU. I love how they flushed out his character and how he matured. Loki will be a hero and I am here for it. The season finale wasn’t a big bang but there was some great acting from a particular character and I cannot wait to see where the MCU takes him. I am also looking forward to seeing more Alligator and Classic Lokis in the future hopefully. I was definitely excited to see the announcement at the end of the season finale about season two. In fact, I thought the MCU was playing a trick on us all. I mean it is a very Loki thing to do. I am looking forward to What If? and Hawkeye despite not being a fan of Hawkeye or Jeremy Renner. I am actually excited about Yelena, played by Florence Pugh. Florence did such an exceptional job in Black Widow. I am excited for season two of Loki and I am wondering if it will be a long-term series or just the two seasons.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    We haven’t finished Loki yet – we’ve seen maybe the first 3or 4 episodes? I admit I’m having a hard time following the plot, but I am enjoying it. I love the character of Loki, even when he’s really causing trouble I enjoy him, and I am loving Owen Wilson in the series. Nice to hear there will be a second season.

    I do like that the concept of the “mini series” (sorry limited series) is coming back though – WandaVision was just the one set of episodes and that’s it, the Undoing was just those 6 or 8 episodes, etc. I like being able to watch something and know that I’m not committing to an unknown number of seasons – do one season, maybe two, and execute it well.

    Another random thought I had last night while we were watching TV – it feels like there is a swing away from the Netflix model of “release the episodes all at once.” I feel like Netflix is the only streaming service that does that at this point. Apple, HBOMax, Disney, Hulu all do one episode at a time.

    • SarahCS says:

      I’ve now watched them all but same for following the story. I watch an episode then head over the buzzfeed as they have a Marvel pro type person who doing a piece pointing out all the clever Marvel stuff and links to other things, an casual fan who gives their thoughts on each episode and the round ups of tweets and tumbler reactions which are usually pretty entertaining. It’s been helping me make sense of it all!

      I’m also loving the idea of just tell us a story in a set numnber of episodes and walk away. While I have a lot of love for various series which run on multiple seasons this concept gives you a tight story over a fixed time which can work super well.

    • Snuffles says:

      In South Korea, limited series are the standard. That’s why they are so popular internationally. One tightly written series and it’s over. It’s rare for a show to have multiple seasons.

    • sassafras says:

      I remember when Disney was doing the slow drip release for S1 of the Mandalorian, they said it was to better build buzz. If you drop it all at once, sure, a bunch of people might binge the first weekend, but then they stop talking about it online because those hardcore fans have moved on. I think you see it with Schitts Creek too, even though their slow build was unintentional.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    We’re partying on the veranda! So much happened in the season finale! So many cliffhangers setting up not just a second season but also What If and the next Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and Ant-Man movies! Mimosas or Bellinis for everyone! We also have lemon ricotta pancakes and fresh picked raspberries.

  3. Jayna says:

    Just glancing at the photo before I clicked on that article, for a minute I thought it was an article on Gavin Rossdale because of that hair.

  4. Sofia says:

    I think Loki is one of those shows where you can do multiple seasons – there will always be a villain threatening the time stream. Whereas WandaVision in it’s current concept wouldn’t work (a separate Wanda and/or Vision show would) and TFATWS is going to continue Sam’s story in a movie.

    And I’m watching Hawkeye for Hailee Steinfeld and Hailee Steinfeld only. And also Florence Pugh because I loved her with BW. Don’t care about Renner.

  5. molee says:

    I hope Richard E. Grant returns in some way. If the writers lean into a multi-verse, it’s not impossible!

  6. MellyMel says:

    Loved the show and happy we get another season! It’s been nice having my favorite MCU characters all get shows this year and I’m excited to see how everything that happened in the finale affects most of the upcoming Phase 4 projects, especially with the villain.

  7. BW says:

    I’m not interested in Season 2. The last episode was slow, boring, and anticlimactic. Halfway through my husband said, “I’m bored. Something better happen already.” right about the same time I was going to say it.

    After the penultimate episode had Gator Loki and Richard E. Grant in fancy underpants, this last episode was a total let down.

    • oya says:

      I so agree. Loved the series and was PUMPED for the finale, but about halfway through I was getting actually annoyed.

  8. Imara219 says:

    I waited until all of the episodes were released. The hubs and I are watching but I don’t love time travel stories but the paradoxes always rope me in. I like seeing multi dimensions. So we’ll get through the series and then I’ll read all of the reviews.

  9. ReginaGeorge says:

    The series was ok. The first and last episodes were the best. The relationship with him and Sylvie is a lil weird to me. A lil incest-y but not really. But Loki is a narcissist so I get how he would fall in love with himself.

    And I don’t know if it’s just me but man, TH is aging rapidly. His face was looking a lil gaunt there.

    • Maxime duCamp says:

      I’m the opposite; I preferred the second through the penultimate episode, actually make that 1-5. The finale didn’t do it for me. I didn’t need more action, I liked the quiet conversations between Loki and Mobius and Loki and Sylvie but wasn’t into the long convo sequence with He Who Remains. The actor was brilliant and I know that they had to introduce Kang because this series is so interconnected to the next few MCU movies, particularly Dr. Strange but he was brought in too late for me to be interested in him.

      Regarding TH looking gaunt, everything that I’ve heard (via podcasts with other people related to the Loki) or read suggests that he has an insane work ethic and workout regime. I think it was the actor who played “Boastful Loki” noted that TH got up at 3 AM every day to go for a run before filming regardless of how late filming went on the previous night. I listened to a podcast with the stunt coordinator who stated that not only did TH drill each stunt “thousands” of times until it was perfect but that he sprinted and did squats prior to every single shot. The stunt dude also casually dropped that he knew that both TH and Sophia D (Sylvie) had already signed contracts for Season 2 so I had been spoilered on that news a week or two ago. Anyway, my point being is TH’s insane schedule, training regime, probably feeling a bit more pressure carrying a series for the MCU/Disney and add in a global pandemic and I’m not surprised that he’s aged a bit. But I still find him attractive.

      • Darla says:

        Wow, that’s interesting. I feel like the black straight hair the character has ages TL as well. And yeah, he’s still attractive absolutely.

    • A. Key says:

      Aging is not a crime though, lol (and I’m saying this more for myself than to defend TH honestly). It’s been literally 10 years since he first started playing this character, and he’s already 40 now, it’s only normal he looks it. Well to me anyway. I also don’t look now the exact same as I did 10 years ago, and no my work and training schedule (which is non-existent) is not like TH’s haha. What can you do.

      • Maxime duCamp says:

        I agree 1000% re: aging is not a crime. What I tried to imply but didn’t manage to say with my overly wordy tangent on TH’s workout regime is that I think that being gaunt/thin becomes more of an issue as one ages (paraphrasing the old Catherine Deneuve agage: after a certain age you have to choose between your face or your butt). He probably also has a metabolism that I would kill for. Anyway, t I admire him for not getting plugs or having invasive work done. He’s still a very attractive man (to me).

    • facts says:

      nbs the fact that he hasn’t aged more as the world’s second whitest white man must be gods work

  10. nettie says:

    Loki is fantastic! I love the chemistry with Owen Wilson.

  11. pottymouth pup says:

    After the extremely disappointing announcement that Lovecraft Country wasn’t coming back, I was happy to see Jonathan Majors show up in the last ep of Loki

  12. Bettyrose says:

    I am still in such lust for Hiddles as Loki. I know this is Disney and there’s not gonna be any R rated scenes but when Sylvia first asked him if he had any princesses … or a prince … and he says “a bit of both,” I had to rewatch several times while fanning myself. I hope they crank up the flirting next season.

  13. JJ says:

    I agree re: Florence Pugh, I loved her in Black Widow and am bummed I’m going to have to possibly tolerate Jeremy Renner to watch more of her. I really dislike him. I was really relieved the finale of Loki was more low key and cerebral, sort of like the format of Game of Thrones (when it was still good) where the second last episode of a season was action-ey and last one isn’t.
    Really hope they bring back classic Loki in some way!

  14. Red Dog says:

    Kevin Feige doesn’t have a brain. He has a crystal ball up there and saw this pandemic coming and planned out the perfect fucking slate of entertainment to make us laugh and cry and generally hang in there until this is over, and nobody will EVER convince me otherwise.

  15. North of Boston says:

    I didn’t really love the final episode. I was really looking forward to it and it just left me kind of … flat. While I appreciated the character development for Loki, and liked his dynamic with Sylvie and Mobius, it just wasn’t enough for me, and where it ended was just okay for me.

    Part of it was probably down to my own expectations, rather than anything the show did ‘wrong’. I’d imagined a show potentially filled to the brim with Lokis and TH would be more FUN, have more mischief, because Loki is a fun character even if, going into the series, he had some issues with insecurity and jealousy and resentment and lack of empathy and lack of any sense of accountability. So even though I knew this series was likely tasked with setting up some things for the broader MCU, I was looking forward to a joyride to get there. And plopping Loki(s) into an authoritarian environment where he had no power and there was lots of potential doom seemed to suck the air out of that. Given that, it’s not surprising that my favorite episodes were the ones with many Lokis!

    Also, this final episode struck a similar chord for me that the latest season ending His Dark Materials episode did. That the season developed a bunch of interesting characters, and develops great connections and relationships between them, and builds everything to come together in some big climax, but then in the season-ender, there is no joy of characters working together at something and many of the characters are scattered or missing or gone (or are there but lacking the connections we’d been invested in) and so the Big Things that happen don’t really resonate. It was always a talky and exposition heavy series, but this episode was especially talky and exposition heavy. For such a character driven series, aside from the latest step in Loki’s individual journey, the character stuff in this episode wasn’t really satisfying.

    Plus, I’m still confused with the premise that this show started with one timeline and it’s bad if it starts to splinter and uh-oh that’s a big deal! because there’ll be multiple instances of stuff! when AFAIK that’s always been the case … see the Ancient One’s debate with Banner, the entire Spider Verse, etc.

  16. A. Key says:

    I hate Marvel movies and watched only two of them before giving up on the rest because I was too bored, but I loved Loki as a character (the only good thing that came out of this Marvel insanity for the past 10 years for me) so I gave this a go, and boy am I glad I did. I love that it’s complex and posing actual hard questions about life, surprisingly it is not a mindless boring sequence of pointless CGI fight scenes with lame dialogue like almost all other Marvel movies. It actually has good writing and asks interesting questions. The characters are all well cast and acted out, and their interactions were engaging and fun to watch. I see many people didn’t like the finale because it essentially is not a finale, it’s a temporary pause that will lead to more. I personally love that because I don’t want this show to end, I want more if it can continue to be this fun and well-written. Keep up the good work Loki folks!

    • ncboudicca says:

      “I see many people didn’t like the finale because it essentially is not a finale, it’s a temporary pause that will lead to more.”

      I completely agree with you. We needed to have all of that dialogue between Loki and Sylvie to see that they’re not quite in the same place yet. We needed to see Loki be hurt and sad, but not revert to bad behavior, but to continue with his character’s maturation into a hero, and that’s where they left us. I’m really looking forward to seeing S2.

  17. nya says:

    Ah, yes. The series that showed Marvel/Disney will give the OK to straight pseudo-incest but can’t give LGBT people and PoC rep after 10 years of crumbs.

    Nah, you can keep it.

  18. Bread and Circuses says:

    If you play a drinking game where you take a shot every time Loki flips his hair, episode 3 will put you under the table. I counted 6 of them.

    As for the show:
    The cast was great.
    The production was great.
    The script was weakly-written, meandering, and fan-servicey.