One of the most exciting upcoming projects announced by Marvel Studios is Loki, the Disney+ streaming service that will be part of the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe. At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios confirmed initial fan speculation that the show would pick up right after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stole the Tesseract and bolted out of there in Avengers: Endgame. The series will also include plenty of time travelling.
Now, we’ve got some more cool updates, including the number of episodes the first season will consist of as well as Loki’s character arc. In an interview with MTV News, Tom Hiddleston noted that the first season of Loki will consist of a tight six episodes. Hiddleston also mentioned that the series will have humour in it from start to finish, which is to be expected considering its lead character. But more intriguing than that is the fact that Loki will begin the series as the pure villain he was in 2012’s The Avengers and then evolve once again as the series plays out.
“I feel like I know him [Loki], I’ve been playing him for 10 years now, and that’s crazy to me. By the time it’s out, I’ll be 40. When I was cast I was 29, which is a great chunk of my life…but the point is, there’s a sense of ‘I know this character now, I feel the audience knows him.’ Playing him, and playing him truthfully, but presenting him with new challenges which then have to change him in different ways is the most exciting aspect of it.
You have his specific gifts, his intelligence, his treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents the like of which he has never seen or known.”
Loki will be dropping on Disney+ in 2021.