Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ Loki will allegedly begin filming next month, according to Tom Hiddleston. The Marvel Cinematic Universe made its way to Disney+ last year with episodes like Loki, which plunged into the universe by following Hiddleston’s God of Mischief after being arrested by the Time Variance Authority in Avengers: Endgame (TVA). Loki was recruited by Agent Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) to catch the Goddess of Mischief, Sylvie, rather than being trimmed (Sophia Di Martino). Director Kate Herron’s six-episode Loki season 1 introduced fans to the concept of variations and multiple timelines and universes, with writing by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron.
Loki’s season 1 finale brings its protagonists face-to-face with the TVA’s actual mastermind: He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), a variation of the comic book character Kang the Conqueror aka Nathaniel Richards, after it was revealed that the TVA’s Time-Keepers are nothing more than mindless androids. Killing him, liberating the Sacred Timeline, unleashing endless devils, or taking over He Who Remains’ work were Sylvie and Loki’s only alternatives. Sylvie’s dagger unleashed the multiversal madness that Marvel boss Kevin Feige had predicted According to him, the events in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange 2 are his fault. The post-credits scene for Loki displayed a case file with the words “Loki will return in season 2” imprinted on it. It has now been reported that production will commence in the United Kingdom next month.
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The production page for Loki season 2 on the Film & Television Industry Alliance’s productionlist.com has been updated with a start date. Season 2 will begin filming on Monday, June 6 at Pinewood Studios in London, England, which corresponds to Hiddleston and Wilson’s previous comments about a summer start date. While the exact length of production is uncertain, Loki season 1 was shot over four months in the fall of 2020. Season 2 is expected to end in September.
Herron will not return for the second season of Loki. Instead, Moon Knight’s Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will direct, with Eric Martin taking over as chief writer from Waldron. Waldron, the MCU’s multiversal genius, has teased projects including as Doctor Strange 2 and Loki’s Season 2, which will tread new, emotional terrain. Of course, plot specifics are being kept under wraps. Wilson, Hiddleston, Di Martino, Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are all anticipated to return. The season one finale ended with Loki staring at a statue of Kang in a TVA where Mobius and B-15 have no memory of him.
Given the title and Waldron’s involvement, many speculated that Loki figures might feature in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Unfortunately, the film’s release has revealed nothing regarding Loki, Sylvie, Mobius, or Renslayer’s future. It’s possible that she will appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is expected to include Kang as the villain. Loki season 2 is unlikely to be on Disney+ before the film’s release on February 17, 2023, although it might arrive in the spring of 2023 and deal with Ant-Man 3’s aftermath. Regardless, fans will be relieved to learn that production is proceeding as planned.