Episode two of Disney Plus’ Loki has finally confirmed a long-rumoured fan theory about the cast of the Marvel series, with a shocking cliffhanger ending that will leave fans eager to feast their eyes on episode three.
On a mission to the apocalyptic near future, Loki and the Time Variance Authority finally discover the Loki variant that has been causing so much trouble in recent weeks.
Loki episode two also saw Hellboy star Sasha Lane join the MCU in the role of Hunter C-20, one of the TVA’s elite operatives who falls foul of the variant’s devious scheme.
Read on for all your essential details on the cast and characters of Marvel’s Loki on Disney Plus.
Tom Hiddleston plays Loki
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.
Needless to say, this version of Loki is not cut from the same cloth. When the Avengers travelled back in time during the events of Endgame, their meddling gave 2012’s Loki an opportunity 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 running smoothly and are not 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. But we wouldn’t rule out a double-cross at some point in the series, particularly after Loki finds out who he has been enlisted to stop: an alternate version of himself.
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
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. Mobius hopes that having a Loki on their team will help them to better understand their enemy.
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 Lady Loki
Who is Lady Loki? Lady Loki is a variant of the MCU’s resident mischief maker, who has been hounding the Time Variance Authority for some time – taking out squad after squad and leaving sizeable messes for them to clean up. It’s unclear what her intentions are at this time but she has made it quite clear she no interest in taking over the TVA for herself.
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. On the big screen, she played Carol in Beatles-themed romcom Yesterday.
Wunmi Mosaku plays Hunter B-15
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.
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
Who is Ravonna Renslayer? Ravonna 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.
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.
Eugene Cordero plays Casey
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
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 Timekeepers merged these parallel realities into one single Sacred Timeline.
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
Who is Hunter C-20? Hunter C-20 is another operative of the TVA, who gets taken hostage by Lady Loki and spills details to her about how to locate the Timekeepers.
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
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.
Richard E Grant
Who is Richard E Grant playing in Loki? It has not yet been confirmed who Grant is playing in Loki, although some fans have theorised he could portray an older version of the title character.
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.
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