Tom Hiddleston is back as Loki for a brand new Disney Plus series that sees the God of Mischief take centre stage and the brand new trailer looks very promising indeed.
We now know that the six-part series will see our favourite trickster roped into working for the Time Variance Authority (TVA) after “breaking reality” by cheating death in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
For once, he’ll be forced to take responsibility for his actions, sent on missions across the timeline that will repair the damage he has unwittingly caused.
But of course, this is Loki we’re talking about and if the character has proven one thing over the last decade it’s that he’s always looking out for himself, so expect some twists and double-crosses along the way.
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When is Loki released on Disney Plus?
Disney Plus has confirmed that Loki will premiere on the service on Friday 11th June.
This means that the finale will likely air on Friday 23rd July.
Of course, Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as the titular god of mischief, who finds himself in his most challenging predicament yet when he finds himself in the custody of the Time Variance Authority (or TVA).
One of the top agents at the fantasy organisation is Mobius M Mobius, a character introduced in the first teaser trailer and played by US comedy legend Owen Wilson.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the Beast) has been featured prominently in the trailers released thus far as TVA judge Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, while Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country) will play another member of the organisation.
It has also been announced Flowers star Sophia Di Martino has joined the show’s cast. In what role? We not yet sure, but some have speculated that she could play a female incarnation of the titular mischief-maker.
Richard E. Grant (Logan) and Sasha Lane (Utopia) have also joined the project, but their roles remain top secret for the time being.
What is going to happen in the Loki series?
The latest trailer for Loki did a nice job at explaining the premise for the high-concept new series, which picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, where a younger version of Loki escaped imprisonment in the year 2012.
In doing so, he caused a break in reality itself and that put him on the radar of the Time Variance Authority, a secret organisation whose job it is to “protect the proper flow of time”.
With TVA officer Mobius M Mobius keeping a close eye on him, the God of Mischief has no choice but to go along with the missions they plan to send him on – but you can bet he’ll be plotting a way out very carefully all the while.
While Loki stepped into a (slightly) more heroic light during the events of Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, this incarnation of the character will be more overtly villainous and selfish.
“You guys saw [2012’s original] Avengers, right?” Hiddleston told crowds at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con. “So, he’s still that guy. And just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk smashed. So there’s a lot of psychological evolution that is still yet to happen.
“Kevin has generously shown me what his plans are – I can’t tell you any of them – but it is one of the most exciting creative opportunities I think I’ve ever come across. This is new territory, a new world, new challenges, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Loki’s activities with the TVA are expected to span a wide timeline, with previously seen image showing the mischievous antihero in what looks like 1970s America, standing in front of a billboard advertising Steven Spielberg’s Jaws.
Meanwhile, a clip included in the recent trailer shows Loki sitting with a red-headed woman, who bears a striking resemblance to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, while their surroundings look similar to the remote planet of Vormir where the spy sacrificed her life in Endgame.
It remains to be seen whether that is actually Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff or simply a misdirect, but it’s certainly an interesting tease of the unpredictable directions this series could head in.
The first official trailer for Marvel’s Loki was revealed in April 2021 and formally introduces the world to the Time Variance Authority, where the God of Mischief now finds himself trapped.
Previously, Disney had released an “exclusive clip” – essentially a teaser trailer – which gave a more cryptic look at the upcoming series, spiralling out of a scene from Avengers: Endgame.
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