First Look at “Loki” Reveals a Post “Avengers: Endgame” World
There’s just so much news that came out of Disney’s investor presentation yesterday, and one of the most intriguing bits was this first look at Loki. We finally get a peek at what Marvel’s most maladaptive supervillain/sometimes hero—so wonderfully played by Tom Hiddleston—has been up to since we saw him sneak away with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.
Loki comes from Michael Waldron, a Rick and Morty producer and one of the writers on Sam Raimi’s upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The first look is bonkers, with a wonderful appearance from Owen Wilson, who has a big role to play here—just don’t ask us exactly what it is. Loki is once again captive, yet since he managed to escape punishment for his deeds in the original Avengers, he’s ended up in another timeline yet no freer. For now.
Joining Hiddleston and Wilson are Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Sasha Lane. The six-episode limited series was directed by Kate Herron. Check out the teaser here:
Here’s the Marvel portion of yesterday’s event, via a press release from Disney:
Marvel Studios shared plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing details about upcoming content for both Disney+ and theaters. Among dozens of upcoming projects, three new series for Disney+ were revealed, including the Samuel L. Jackson- starrer “Secret Invasion,” “Ironheart” with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor, and “Armor Wars,” starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who faces Tony Stark’s worst fears.
These will join the studios robust lineup of Disney+ titles including “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” and “Loki”; the animated series “What If…?”; “Ms. Marvel”; “Hawkeye,” with Hailee Steinfeld joining Jeremy Renner in the series; “She-Hulk,” starring Tatiana Maslany in the title role alongside co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth; “Moon Knight”; “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special”; and a series of original shorts, “I Am Groot,” featuring everyone’s favorite baby tree.
Included in a host of new feature film reveals were “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the third feature in the “Ant-Man” franchise, and “Fantastic Four,” which introduces Marvel’s most iconic family. Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature films also include “Black Widow,” “Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” “Eternals,” “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Panther 2,” “Blade,” “Captain Marvel 2,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
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Featured image: Loki (Tom Hiddleston) offers Thanos (Josh Brolin) the Tesseract to save his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth)’s life. ©Marvel Studios 2018