Richard E. Grant joins Disney+’s Loki
The cast for Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series Loki has continued to expand with another major addition in the form of Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Richard E. Grant, according to The Wrap. There has been no word on who the 62-year-old British actor is set to play in the upcoming series.
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.