Loki season 2 release date speculation – will the MCU series return?

Loki season 2 release date - We have gone through every piece of news on when the MCU TV series starring Tom Hiddleston might be back on Disney Plus

Loki season 2 release date

When is the Loki season 2 release date? When Loki arrived on Disney Plus back in 2021, Marvel fans had no idea that it would change the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. The Trickster God’s adventures with the Time Variance Authority gives him a new (glorious) purpose in life, and he even falls for a variant of himself, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino).

The series also introduces MCU Phase 4 big bad, Kang the Conqueror. That’s right comic readers; the time-travelling despot has made his way into the MCU. Jonathan Majors makes his Marvel debut in the Loki ending as ‘He Who Remains’ – a variant of Kang the Conqueror who has shielded the MCU timeline from a multiversal war between an infinite number of Kangs. Oh, dear. Not only that, but when Loki returns to the TVA to warn Mobius (Owen Wilson), he discovers that his former friend no longer remembers who he is.

To make things worse, there’s a huge statue of Kang towering over the TVA instead of the Time Keepers – meaning the villain has already meddled with the timeline. That’s not good. So with all this in mind, what can we expect from the Loki season 2 release date? Here’s what we know so far.

Loki Season 2 release date speculation

Loki season 2 is set to start streaming on Disney Plus in Summer 2023. The news was announced at San Diego Comic-Con during a flurry of announcements for Marvel Phases 4, 5, and even 6. 

Filming began for the second season in June 2022 at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Tom Hiddleston was photographed filming out in London looking suave in full black tie, but to be honest, we’ve no proof he doesn’t just dress like that for fun.

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What might happen in the  Loki Season 2 plot?

We’re not sure what will happen in Loki season 2. This is a show where anything is possible, thanks to all the time travel, variant shenanigans. Season 2 will most likely kick things off with Loki trying to convince the new versions of Mobius and Hunter B-12 about Kang meddling with the timeline.

Hopefully, the bulk of the story will be about Loki trying to take down Kang’s new version of the TVA, perhaps in a similar way to how Sylvie targeted the organization back in Season 1.

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When speaking to Polygon about the future of the series, writer Michael Waldron explained: “I think that you’re gonna see a Loki that looks at himself in a different way certainly that at the top of this.” It looks like Loki will finally get that heroic streak that the main version of the character had before Thanos snapped his neck.

Waldron also teased more from Sylvie’s backstory, saying I guess we’ll see. We certainly have our own rich backstory for her, stuff that didn’t get to make it into the show. Elissa Karasik, our episode 2 writer, wrote a lot of amazing backstory for Sylvie and everything.

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So those ideas exist out there. Although when he was pressed about seeing Sylvie’s version of Thor, the writer cryptically said: “Tune in.”

Does Loki Season 2 have a trailer?

Unfortunately, Loki season 2 doesn’t have a trailer yet. The only tease we have comes from the surprising cliffhanger at the TVA, and the post-credits sting that sees the God of Mischief’s TVA file-stamped with ‘Loki will return in Season 2’.

Beyond that, you can watch Marvel Assembled below, for some behind-the-scenes titbits. But since Loki ended in 2021, fans have had a much deeper look at the multiverse thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The sequel sees Tom Holland’s Wall-Crawler face off with a horde of Spider-Man villains from different universes after he goes to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help after his identity is outed by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

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The second post-credits scene also teased more interdimensional shenanigans with the first trailer for Doctor Strange 2, which shows the titular sorcerer faced with an evil version of himself. In fact, he looks awfully similar to Strange Supreme from Disney Plus’s animated series What If…?.

Let’s not forget that The Hollywood Reporter previously claimed that Loki would show up for a cameo in the Benedict Cumberbatch-led sequel, although Marvel Studios never actually confirmed the news.

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All this is to say that Loki has paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse since it prepared audiences by introducing variants and the idea that there are alternative versions of the same characters that populate the MCU. So hopefully, when Marvel Studios releases the Loki Season 2 trailer, it’ll tease some multiversal madness of its own.

Who’s in the Loki Season 2 cast?

Unsurprisingly, Tom Hiddleston will be back to play the enigmatic God of Mischief in Loki season 2 as will the rest of the cast. 

Hiddleston and Kevin Feige have both revealed all of the cast is returning for season 2.  That includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Judge Renslayer. The star told Marvel.com: “The possibilities are endless. There’s so much potential for what’s on the other side of that Time Door. And ultimately, she wants revenge with whoever put this whole facade together.”

Owen Wilson has also confirmed that he will be returning for Loki season 2 as Mobius. Considering the Season 1 finale also revealed that Mobius now has no idea who Loki is, it seems like the star’s next chapter will involve another round at the TVA.

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We should also expect to see Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror throughout the series since audiences only got a taste of the character thanks to He Who Remains’ role in the finale. It’ll be interesting to see how he fits into the grand tapestry of the MCU and whether Loki Season 2 will connect to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Hopefully, head writer Michael Waldron has plenty of other surprises up his sleeves, including more Loki and Sylvie variants. Maybe they can persuade Matt Damon to step back into the Loki costume again after his brief cameo in Thor: Ragnarok.

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Although hopefully, the show can find a way to bring back Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), Alligator Loki, and Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant) because they were glorious.

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