Changes Coming to ‘Loki’ With Fan-Favorite Director Officially Released
Loki Season 2 has confirmed that Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will co-direct the upcoming season. Kate Herron, fan-favorite director for the first season, will not be returning to work on the project as she has other projects she wishes to pursue.
For the MCU, Loki will be the first Marvel show to receive a second season as it’s not a “limited series” like Moon Knight. Season 1 of Loki had huge teases about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Sophie Di Martino’s Sylvie finding the One Who Remains/Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in the season finale.
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When Sylvie slew the One That Remains, the multiverse was born, leaving Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange to deal with new threats that emerged after the events of Loki and Spider-Man No Coming Home (2021).
Deadline confirmed that Tom Hiddleston and Michael Waldron will serve as executive producers for season 2. Eric Martin will write the script this time around. Marvel was apparently very impressed with the early work of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, The twilight zone and Archives 81 which led them to direct for the first time Oscar Isaac, Moon Knight.
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Deadline also reported that the directing duo had an easy process with Marvel getting them immediately placed on another MCU project:
Sources close to that production say filming went so well that Marvel was considering what projects they wanted to put Benson and Moorhead on immediately. Season 2 of Loki quickly rose to the top of the list.
Few details about the second season are known except that Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha Raw will reprise their roles.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) is rumored to include some of the Loki Martino, Wilson and Hiddleston are rumored to have made an appearance – alongside numerous other cameos. Filming for the second season will begin in the summer of 2022 as the second season may appear – Kevin Feige has expressed uncertainty about when to expect the second season – before Ant-Man and Wasp: QuantumMania (2023). Kang the Conqueror is set to appear in the film as potentially the main villain. It’s uncertain whether the Kang teased in Loki’s Season 1 finale will be the same variant that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man will face. If so, chances are the show and movie are related.
The MCU is just starting to add more superhero teams to the Marvel Universe because now the Avengers need all the help they can get. It’s only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Thunderbolts enter the MCU.
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There’s a lot to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while waiting for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. At Disney+ you can expect Moon Knight on March 30, Ms. Marvel in the summer of 2022, and She-Hulk debuting this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness comes out May 6, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.