Loki season 2 is underway, thanks to Marvel Studios’ decision to bring back Moon Knight’s filmmakers to direct various episodes of the series. The Disney+ period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began in 2021 with the release of four live-action series, each of which played a significant part in setting the stage for what was to come. When Tom Hiddleston came back as Loki, the multiverse was expanded, and the series was such a hit that Marvel Studios announced plans for a second season in the post-credits sequence of the season finale. The production of Loki season 2 has been proceeding for the past few months, while followers have been concerned with other multiverse material, such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and other shows.
After a pretty quiet few months, it appears as though Marvel Studios is about to give priority to Loki season 2’s production process. Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the Loki variation that fled the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame in the second season. Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), and Ravonna Renslayer will all return for the upcoming season (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). Loki season 2 is expected to take up immediately after the events of the Season 1 finale, in which the god of mischief finds himself in a new timeline ruled openly by Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors).
According to the most recent update on Loki season 2, Deadline says that Marvel Studios has chosen a pair of well-known filmmakers to work on the majority of the six new episodes of the show. According to the publication, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will co-direct the majority of Loki season 2. The duo most recently helmed various episodes of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight television series. It was reported by Deadline that the production went so successfully that Marvel soon moved on to find another project on which to partner with the filmmakers, and Loki season 2 was chosen. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have now become the first filmmakers to collaborate on two distinct Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Disney+ series.
The filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead created a reputation for themselves in low-budget but high-concept sci-fi thrillers before joining Marvel Studios on Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight television series in 2015. Their films The Endless and Synchronic received acclaim from critics, and their most recent film Something in the Dirt premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2022. They have also recently worked on many episodes of Netflix’s horror series Archive 81, which is now airing. While it has not been revealed how many episodes of Loki season 2 they will direct, the description that they would be in control of most of the season indicates that they will direct at least four episodes of the season. Previously, Loki season 1 director Kate Herron stated that she would not be returning due to a tight schedule.
Given that Loki season 2 has been linked to two exceptional filmmakers, rumors that production will begin in the summer of 2022 (if not sooner) seem to sense. Benson and Moorhead are likely to begin preparing their second Marvel project as the premiere of their first approaches. While this is awesome news for Loki season 2 without a shadow of a doubt, it also serves as another positive indication of the quality of Moon Knight’s work if Marvel rushes to reunite the team. Fortunately, it won’t be long until Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s work for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is out, but those interested in seeing some of their previous work may watch Synchronic on Netflix.