Loki Season 2 will see the entire case of Season 1 returning. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays the eponymous character in the series, confirmed the casting news during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Set outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, though sharing continuity with the franchise, the series delved into the “how” and “what” of time, space, and the existence of the franchise’s on-screen lore. Giving the audience the first gist of the multiverse and alternate realities, Loki gained massive appreciation and acclaim, even becoming the top-rated and most-watched MCU show. Now, the show is returning for a second innings to continue that story left on a cliffhanger.
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In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! (via The Direct), Hiddleston confirmed in conversation with the host that the whole cast from Season 1 will return to reprise their respective roles in the next season.
Kimmel: “So the whole cast, as we’ve learned, is returning.”
Kimmel: “…which is nice, I would imagine…?
Hiddleston: “Yeah, it’s great…”
Kimmel: “Yeah, it’s great to have everybody back… it also gives us a little bit of an idea of what might happen?”
Hiddleston: “Of what to expect?”
Tom Hiddleston also confirmed that the production for the next season will shift to London from Marvel Studios’ Atlanta division.
Kimmel: “And also, you’re moving the production from Atlanta to London.”
Hiddleston: “That’s right, yes.”
Kimmel: “Was that something you said like,’ Okay, I’ve had enough of being in the United States, I would like to be in London.’”
Hiddleston: “I think it was just an accident of scheduling, but I’m thrilled about it, yeah.”
The news is excellent, as each character’s arc was left in mystery at the end of the episode. T most exciting return that the audience will look out for will be Jonathan Majors. Majors portrayed He Who Remains in the final episode of Loki Season 1. The character apparently wrote of all history and lore ever witnessed in the MCU up until now. He had tasked himself with pruning any alternate reality that tends to branch off his “sacred timeline.” Out of revenge, Sylvie kills He Who Remains, which causes several branched timelines to spin out of the sacred one, releasing Kang the Conqueror, a variant of He Who Remains loose on the timeline.
In Season 2, Majors may appear as Kang the Conqueror (or other character variants). His role would be of greater significance in the next season as he’ll be taking on the part of the next primary adversary in the MCU. Secondly, by the time Loki Season 2 arrives, Majors would have already portrayed the character in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, given that Quantumania’s release date was recently changed to February 2023 from July 2023. Hence, we probably would already be hyped for his return before Marvel releases updates for Loki Season 2.
Loki Ended With Other Arcs Left in Imbalance
At the end of Season 1, Sylvie sends Loki to TVA, but Mobius and Hunter B-15 refuse to recognize him. Loki realizes that he has been sent to an altered reality where a variant of He Who Remains now directly controls the TVA. The TVA was already a group of captured variants, and now that a worse ‘employer’ controls them can have a catastrophic effect on the timeline. The show also ended with Sylvie murdering He Who Remains and then sitting back to see the consequences of her actions unravel. Even Judge Renslayer had departed in search of answers in the season finale.
And most importantly, there are several other branched realities now co-existing with the sacred one, which will have both positive and negative impacts. It could also extend the possibilities of stories crossing over, whose grounds were previously established in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, thus tapping into the weird aspects of the multiverse.
Plot details of Loki Season 2 are hidden, but that show has a lot of questions to answer. Loki Season 2 is being penned by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who wrote two episodes of Moon Knight, replacing Michael Waldron. Loki Season 2 will start filming next month. No release date has been set yet.