Loki Showrunner Says to Expect the Unexpected with Disney+ Series
We’re still a long way out from the debut of Marvel’s Loki on Disney+, but that hasn’t stopped those involved with the series from teasing aspects about the show. Specifically, showrunner Michael Waldron, who recently stated that Loki will deal with “identity issues,” and followed that statement up by suggesting fans should “expect the unexpected” via a Twitter post you can see below (via SuperHeroHype).
“We have a landing page on Disneyplus,” Waldron exclaims. “And an old trailer. But I like the green nebula. It indicates that this is a science fiction (“sci-fi”) show. You know they say about “sci-fi”: Expect the unexpected when it comes to science fiction.”
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), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), 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.