The actor who plays Loki, Owen Wilson, has confirmed that the second season of the show is due to begin production.
Wilson stumbled across the question “Is Owen Wilson going back to Loki?” while addressing the “Web’s Most Searched Questions” for WIRED. Wilson not only guaranteed the return of his character Mobius but also added, “I think we’re going to start filming it very soon,” before going on to say how much he loves working on the show and with actor Tom Hiddleston. The release date for Loki Season 2 is unknown at this time, but the news suggests that the show will return sooner, rather than later.
Last summer’s Loki rocked Marvel fans and established a road forward — or rather, numerous paths forward — for the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s future. The series not only established Thanos as the MCU’s next big adversary, but also demonstrated the re-creation of the Multiverse. Sylvie, a Loki version, killed He Who Remains, a variant of comic book major evil Kang the Conqueror, resulting in this.
Loki is the only live-action Disney+ series for Marvel that has been announced for a second season so far, with the animation What If…? getting a Season 2 as well. WandaVision has been canceled, but The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be revived in a fourth Captain America movie featuring Anthony Mackie. There have been no statements about future seasons of the newly launched Hawkeye or planned series like Moon Knight.
In the series, Wilson portrayed Mobius, a member of the Time Variance Authority (TVA). Loki was a variation of the God of Mischief who was recruited into the TVA to track down Sylvie and put an end to her plot, yet Loki eventually linked up with her and fell for her. Loki returned to a TVA he didn’t recognize after He Who Remains’ death, one that appeared to be governed by Kang the Conqueror.
Kang is expected to star as the major antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will be released in July 2023. Apart from actor Jonathan Majors portraying the actual Kang, it’s unclear whether any of the Loki actors will participate in the film. However, the time-traveling conqueror will not be the only antagonist in the film, as actor Bill Murray has hinted that he would also portray a “bad guy.” Given that Loki is scheduled to begin production shortly, the series’ second season might debut around the same time as the Ant-Man and the Wasp sequel, but any ties between the two remain to be seen.
While Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be released on July 28, 2023, Loki Season 2 has yet to be announced.