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Meet the cast of Loki on Disney Plus

The Disney Plus series introduces a raft of new faces to the MCU – including a major new villain. **WARNING: SPOILERS**

Loki (Tom Hiddleston)
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Published: Tuesday, 13th July 2021 at 5:18 pm

Loki episode six is finally available to stream on Disney Plus and has added a major comic book villain to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The six-part series has launched several fan-favourite characters, from Owen Wilson's Agent Mobius to Wunmi Mosaku's Hunter B-15, as well as a horde of eccentric Loki variants.

But there's one that's sure to get the most attention from longtime Marvel fans and that's Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror (it appears), who makes his long-awaited debut in the jaw-dropping finale.

Best known for manipulating time to suit his dastardly plans, the villain is certainly one to watch moving forward, with many theorising he could be the MCU's next Thanos-level threat.

If you're looking for a refresher on where the TVA and its enemies are after the Loki ending, read on for all your essential details (spoiler alert).

Tom Hiddleston plays Loki

Tom Hiddleston plays Loki (2021)
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Who is Loki? Loki is the God of Mischief, an ancient and devious soul who always puts one person first: himself. He first appeared in the MCU in 2011's Thor, introduced as a friend to his brother Thor before later revealing his darker side. Loki re-emerged in The Avengers, leading an invasion of New York with an alien force loaned to him by Thanos, but slowly trod a redemptive path leading up to his noble sacrifice in Infinity War.

This alternate version of Loki was created after the Avengers travelled back in time during the events of Endgame, as their intervention allowed the trickster to slip away and cheat death – but this put him on the radar of a mysterious organisation known as the Time Variance Authority. They are responsible for keeping the MCU's Sacred Timeline running smoothly and aren't too pleased by Loki's actions, as they have sparked a "nexus event" that threaten to create a multiverse.

The God of Mischief is apprehended by the TVA in episode one and suffers a rude awakening when he learns that his once formidable powers are completely useless while in the organisation's headquarters. Loki takes an emotional look at the future he could have had – including his brutal death at the hands of Thanos – which goes a long way to stamping out his rebellious streak. In later episodes, we've seen a softer side to the character as he falls in love with one of his very own variants: the enchantress known as Sylvie.

But, after the disagree with how best to deal with puppet-master He Who Remains, she sends him back to the TVA Headquarters and leaves him there stranded. Her actions at the end of time seem to have had immediate consequences, as Loki is shocked to discover his former allies Agent Mobius and Hunter B-15 have no recollection of who he is.

What else has Tom Hiddleston been in? Outside of his Marvel work, Hiddleston is known for BBC thriller The Night Manager, The Hollow Crown and Kenneth Branagh's Wallander. On the big screen, he has had major roles in Crimson Peak, Kong: Skull Island, and High-Rise.

Owen Wilson plays Mobius M Mobius

Owen Wilson plays Mobius M Mobius in Loki
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Who is Mobius M Mobius? Mobius is an experienced agent of the Time Variance Authority who is used to investigating some of the organisation's most dangerous cases. He takes a special interest in 2012's Loki variant as several teams of his elite minutemen have recently been picked off by another version of Loki, the female variant known as Sylvie. Mobius hopes that having a Loki on their team will help them to better understand their enemy, but gets more than he bargained for when the trickster uncovers the dark secret behind the TVA.

It is revealed that all staff members at the organisation – including Mobius himself – were once variants plucked from happy lives in their own times to be drones for the bureaucratic dystopia. Fearing he knows too much, Judge Ravonna Renslayer "pruned" the agent, sending him to the end of time where she was certain he'd never return from. But after getting his hand on a TemPad, Mobius returns to the TVA and frees Hunter B-15.

Together, they set about educating the organisation's employees and seem remarkably content watching the Sacred Timeline spiral into chaos. That is, until the final scene when they appear to have reverted to their original state from the start of the series – only this time, they have no idea who Loki is.

What else has Owen Wilson been in? Wilson is best known for his comedy work, having starred in numerous hit films including Zoolander, Starsky & Hutch and Wedding Crashers. He has also had more dramatic roles in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, while you might also recognise his voice as Lightning McQueen in Pixar's Cars franchise.

Sophia Di Martino plays Sylvie / Lady Loki

Sophia Di Martino as Lady Loki

Who is Sylvie? Sylvie is the only female Loki variant, who was targeted for pruning by the TVA as a young child. She escaped their clutches but has had to live her entire life on the run, instilling in her a bitter vendetta against the mysterious organisation and a drive to bring it down. She very nearly succeeded earlier in the series after detonating several nexus events across the Sacred Timeline, but ultimately the TVA was able to regain control.

So dedicated to her mission and to newfound friend Loki, she pruned herself so that she could rescue him at the end of time and find out who has been pulling the strings of the MCU all this time. But their whirlwind romance would end in heartbreak for Loki, when Sylvie banishes him back to the TVA Headquarters to take her revenge on He Who Remains (AKA Kang The Conqueror). Her actions will seemingly have devastating consequences.

What else has Sophia Di Martino been in? Di Martino began her career on British TV, with roles in big-name shows such as Casualty, Mount Pleasant and Flowers, the latter co-starring Oscar winner Olivia Colman. Comedy fans might also remember her guest appearance as Adam's girlfriend Emma on Friday Night Dinner. On the big screen, she played Carol in Beatles-themed romcom Yesterday.

Wunmi Mosaku plays Hunter B-15

Wunmi Mosaku in Loki (2021)
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Who is Hunter B-15? Hunter B-15 is a high-ranking operative for the TVA who tracks Loki down following his time-hopping escape in Avengers: Endgame. She is keen to see Loki get "reset" but the idea is nixed by Agent Mobius, who insists on trying to get through to the Asgardian instead. Her once hardline outlook is shattered after she is enchanted by Sylvie, an experience which shows her a past life in which she was happy and fulfilled – before being abducted and brainwashed by the TVA.

She helps Loki and Sylvie expose the fraudulent Time-Keepers but is imprisoned by Judge Renslayer for doing so. When Agent Mobius returns, he frees her and she exposes the TVA to her former colleagues by showing them that even their top boss is simply a variant. But, when we last see her in Loki season one, she appears to have reverted to her original state, expressing concern over the nexus events bombarding the Sacred Timeline.

What else has Wunmi Mosaku been in? Mosaku had a stellar year in 2020, first wowing audiences with her main role on HBO's dark fantasy series Lovecraft Country and earning a BAFTA nod for her performance in Netflix horror His House. Previously, she has appeared in Vera, The End of the F***ing World and DC Comics blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Ravonna Renslayer

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Loki (2021)
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Who is Ravonna Renslayer? Renslayer is a former hunter of the TVA who now holds one of the organisation's most senior positions, being a judge deciding the fate of time criminals. Her sentencing of Loki is interrupted by Agent Mobius, who insists he be kept alive to help on a tricky case. Renslayer reluctantly agrees, but her patience for the unpredictable duo has worn down considerably in recent episodes, pruning them both in the dramatic fourth instalment.

When Mobius returns to the TVA in Loki episode six, the two have one more emotional conversation as their friendship falls apart, with both feeling equally betrayed by the other. Notably, Renslayer has an opportunity to prune Mobius (for the second time) but decides not to, choosing instead to go on a journey seeking free will and the real person behind the TVA.

What else has Gugu Mbatha-Raw been in? Mbatha-Raw began her screen career on BBC One's sci-fi drama Doctor Who, where she played Tish, the sister of Time Lord companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman). Later television projects have included iconic Black Mirror episode San Junipero and Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show. On the big screen, her biggest gigs include Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time, Motherless Brooklyn and The Cloverfield Paradox.

Jonathan Majors plays Kang The Conquerer / He Who Remains

Jonathan Majors plays Kang The Conquerer / He Who Remains
Jonathan Majors plays Kang The Conquerer / He Who Remains Disney Plus

Who is Kang The Conqueror/He Who Remains? In the comic books, Kang The Conquerer and He Who Remains are two separate characters, the former being a time-travelling villain and the latter the founder of the TVA. In the MCU, they have been merged into one entity, who reveals his backstory in a conversation with Loki and Sylvie.

Kang states that he was a scientist in the 31st Century who discovered the multiverse and soon made contact with alternate versions of himself. At first, they were peaceful, sharing inventions and breakthroughs but later began to fight for supremacy over existence. This is the multiversal war that the TVA's Miss Minutes once referred to, with Kang revealing that it almost led to the destruction of everything, driving him to begin pruning the MCU into one Sacred Timeline. He created the fictional Time-Keepers to keep the TVA staff compliant in carrying out his will.

Sylvie killed Kang at the end of Loki episode six, but he warns her that doing so will unleash a multiverse of madness, with even more evil and dangerous variants of himself sure to emerge out of the chaos.

What else has Jonathan Majors been in? Majors had a busy year in 2020, starring in Spike Lee's acclaimed war drama Da 5 Bloods for Netflix, as well as HBO's dark fantasy series Lovecraft Country.

Richard E Grant plays Classic Loki

Richard E Grant plays Classic Loki
Richard E Grant plays Classic Loki Disney

Who is Richard E Grant playing in Loki? Grant's character was kept under wraps for quite some time, but episode four's post-credit scene eventually confirmed the long-rumoured theory that he was portraying an older variant of Loki. He sports the classic Loki costume from the comic books and also shares that incarnation's magical expertise, distracting Alioth with a masterful illusion in the fifth episode, which ultimately cost him his life.

What else has Richard E Grant been in? Grant rose to prominence playing Withnail in the 1987 comedy Withnail & I, following it up with major roles in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. More recently, his big screen projects include Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, Marvel thriller Logan, Melissa McCarthy's Can You Ever Forgive Me and sci-fi epic Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

DeObia Oparei plays Boastful Loki

DeObia Oparei plays Boastful Loki
DeObia Oparei plays Boastful Loki Disney

Who is Boastful Loki? Oparei is playing another variant of Loki and while he does wield a hammer like his brother, don't be fooled: he isn't 'worthy' of Mjolnir. Rather, this version has been dubbed as Boastful Loki and showed himself to be a selfish liar in the fifth episode, when he attempted to arrange a coup with another rogue variant.

What else has DeObia Oparei been in? Oparei is best known for his film work as Gunner in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and as Rongo in Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo remake. However, Oparei has also made notable TV appearances as Dornish bodyguard Areo Hotah in Game of Thrones and as Eric's dad Mr Effiong in season one of Sex Education.

Jack Veal plays Kid Loki

Jack Veal plays Kid Loki
Jack Veal plays Kid Loki Disney

Who is Kid Loki? Veal is playing Kid Loki, a younger variant who has been a fan-favourite in the comics since his introduction in 2010. The comic book incarnation eventually joined the Young Avengers alongside Hawkeye's Kate Bishop and Scarlet Witch's son Wiccan, but this live-action version might not have an interest in heroism – after all, he's already admitted to killing his universe's Thor.

What else has Jack Veal been in? 14-year-old Veal is best known for playing young James in The End of the F***ing World, but has also made appearances in Tin Star, Call the Midwife and 2020 fantasy Come Away, which also featured fellow Loki cast member Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Chris Hemsworth plays Throg (AKA Frog Thor)

Frog Thor (aka Throg) in Loki episode 5
Frog Thor (AKA Throg) in Loki episode 5 Disney Plus

Who is Throg (AKA Frog Thor)? Frog Thor enjoyed a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the fifth episode of Loki, where he can be spotted trapped in a jar underground. The label of the jar reads T365, which is a reference to Marvel's Thor #365, in which Loki used magic to temporarily turn his mighty brother into a frog. The story is also briefly mentioned in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.

Kate Herron has confirmed that Frog Thor's audible yelp in Loki episode five was indeed provided by the MCU's longtime Thor actor.

“We recorded Chris Hemsworth for that, by the way,” she revealed to For All Nerds. “His voice going ‘Ahhh!’ – that’s a whole new recording, not recycled. He recorded that.”

What else has Chris Hemsworth been in? Outside of his Marvel work, Hemsworth is known for appearing in other major blockbusters such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghostbusters, Men in Black: International and Extraction.

Jaimie Alexander plays Lady Sif

Jaimie Alexander plays Lady Sif in Loki on Disney Plus
Jaimie Alexander plays Lady Sif in Loki on Disney Plus Disney Plus

Who is Lady Sif? Lady Sif is an Asgardian warrior who plays a supporting role in 2011's Thor and its sequel The Dark World, having been a close ally to the God of Thunder. She has been absent from the MCU for some time and her exact fate post-Infinity War remains unknown, appearing in Loki only through the use of a time-loop illusion.

What else has Jaimie Alexander been in? During her break from the MCU, Alexander starred in the crime drama Blindspot, which ran for five seasons on US broadcaster NBC.

Eugene Cordero plays Casey

Loki star Eugene Cordero
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Who is Casey? Casey is a low-level employee at the Time Variance Authority, who is seen to be relatively dim-witted and submissive in the first episode. Interestingly, he seems to have little knowledge of the outside world, as he claims to have no idea what a fish is when Loki threatens him. Likewise, he is amused by powerful objects like the Tesseract and the Infinity Stones as they hold no power in the TVA, remarking that they are often used as paperweights.

What else has Eugene Cordero been in? Cordero has a background in comedy, with past projects including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Good Place and Star Trek: Lower Decks. He has previously worked alongside Hiddleston in 2016 blockbuster Kong: Skull Island.

Tara Strong plays Miss Minutes

Tara Strong plays Miss Minutes in Loki
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Who is Miss Minutes? Miss Minutes is the animated mascot of the Time Variance Authority, who gets time criminals up to speed on the reason they have been apprehended. She drops the bombshell that the MCU once saw an epic multiversal war that threatened existence itself, until the powerful Time-Keepers merged these parallel realities into one single Sacred Timeline. This is later proven to be a half-truth, as the mascot is revealed to be in cahoots with He Who Remains.

What else has Tara Strong been in? Strong is a well-known voice actor whose previous comic book roles include Magik on the legendary '90s X-Men cartoon, Raven on DC’s Teen Titans and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay. If you're not familiar with superheroes in animation, you may also recognise Strong as the voice of Dil Pickles and Timmy McNulty on Rugrats, Timmy Turner on The Fairly OddParents and Ben Tennyson on Ben 10.

Sasha Lane plays Hunter C-20

Sasha Lane (star of Loki, Utopia, Hellboy)
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Who is Hunter C-20? Hunter C-20 is another operative of the TVA, who gets taken hostage by Sylvie's and spills details to her about how to locate the Time-Keepers. While under enchantment, she had a glimpse of a former life she once led and threatened to spill the beans to everybody else working at the TVA, causing Renslayer to order her death.

What else has Sasha Lane been in? Lane played a key role in Amazon Prime Video's recent remake of Utopia, the sci-fi drama originally produced by Channel 4. She earned acclaim for her performances in indie dramas American Honey and The Miseducation of Cameron Post, while she has previously appeared in a comic book role in 2019's Hellboy.

Erika Coleman plays Flight Attendant

Loki star Erika Coleman
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Who is Flight Attendant? The flight attendant appears in a brief flashback to one of Loki's time travelling pranks, which is inspired by the mysterious true crime case of DB Cooper. The character is not named in the credits but appears to be a version of Florence Schaffner, one of the real staff members aboard the hijacked plane. When Loki leaves the craft, he says: "See you again someday". This implies this scene could be revisited at some point during Loki season one.

What else has Erika Coleman been in? Coleman has previously appeared in Netflix's Stranger Things and Apple TV+ reboot Amazing Stories.

Loki premieres on Disney Plus on Wednesday 9th June - for more information see our Loki release schedule guide. To watch, you can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now. Check out more of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy coverage, as well as our guides to the best movies on Disney Plus and best shows on Disney Plus.

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