The Walking Dead’s Cailey Fleming joins Disney+’s Loki series
The Walking Dead star Cailey Fleming has officially been tapped for the role of young Sylvie in Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series Loki. The 12-year-old’s casting seemingly confirms the inclusion of another Marvel character Sylvie Lushton a.k.a. the new Enchantress, who in the comics received her magical powers from the God of Mischief. If this is true, this would mark Sylvie Lushton’s first live-action appearance and MCU debut.
Fleming made her acting debut in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, portraying the role of a young Rey. She is also best known for her role as Judith Grimes in the ninth and current season of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Loki will feature the return of Golden Globe winner Tom Hiddleston as the fan-favorite mischievous titular villain. Hiddleston last portrayed the God of Mischief in last year’s highest-grossing film of all time Avengers: Endgame, where he successfully had stolen the Tesseract during Iron Man and Ant Man’s failed attempt to retrieve it. Joining Hiddleston are MCU newcomers Sophia Di Martino (Yesterday, Flowers, Into the Badlands), Oscar nominee Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror: San Junipero) with Di Martino rumored to play Lady Loki.
Kevin Feige previously shared that the Loki series along with Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision will tie into Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, he didn’t confirm whether or not Hiddleston will also be making an appearance in the Doctor Strange sequel.
Rick and Morty veteran Michael Waldron is writing Loki, which also recently recruited Kate Herron as a director. Hiddleston has previously teased that fans will see his character use the Tesseract to cause more trouble. According to rumors, viewers will follow Loki as he travels through time and leaves his mark on various historical events. Plus, the series will reportedly have wide-ranging effects on the larger MCU.
Loki will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2021.