Yep. It's official. Loki season 2 is actually happening. For the first time in the Marvel Disney Plus shows, the folks at Disney have gone out of their way to not just hint at a second season, but let us know that it's coming. But Loki's director won't be coming back for this new batch of episodes, and she's revealed a little about what's been left on the cutting room floor.
Beware SPOILERS below folks. As you may guess, this article will go over the events of the Loki season 1 finale, and how they will likely lead into what's to come. Safe to say that we're plenty excited about the potential for Loki season 2, especially considering what we still want from the show.
But, yes, at the end of Loki episode 6, it was revealed, via a giant official stamp, that "Loki will return in season 2." No end-credits scene was provided. This was a much more official announcement than what we got at the end of Falcon and Winter Soldier, where a title card just changed the show's title to Captain America and the Winter Soldier — without saying whether or not a new season was coming.
Latest Loki season 2 news (updated April 22)
- Loki season 2 is scheduled to start filming this summer
- Loki director Kate Herron has revealed she's not coming back for season 2
- Herron's revealed that she was involved with the casting of Jonathan Majors
Loki season 2 plot
Loki season 1 ended with Sylvie kissing the Loki variant, and then kicking him back to the TVA before stabbing He Who Remains. Loki was left depressed and saddened, and running around the TVA in panic.
Now that Sylvie's "freed the timeline," there is a lot of chaos coming our way in the MCU. He Who Remains (who might as well be called Kang the Conqueror) remained in the Loki series timeline, which is likely to be experiencing some multiversal war, as he put it.
Loki season 2 will likely see our Loki variant trying to fix things, and work with the Mobius and Hunter B-15 who do not remember him.
We can and should expect to learn more about Mobius and Ravonna, as show-writer Eric Martin tweeted (opens in new tab) that "I really wish we'd had more time with Mobius and Renslayer. I wanted to explore her more deeply and really see their relationship. But covid got in the way and we just didn't have time."
Loki season 2 release date speculation
Since Disney Plus has not announced when Loki season 2 will arrive, let's look at the fact that Loki season 1 took approximately a year and a half to film and produce — with filming beginning in January 2020 (opens in new tab) and its finale production concluding in June 2021 (opens in new tab) (weeks after the episode 1 air date).
Rumors (opens in new tab) of Loki season 2 being renewed bubbled up in November 2020, so we can reason that the new season has been written in the time since that leak, and those rumors included a January 2022 start date for production.
The actual production date is later, as a Backstage (opens in new tab) report broke the news that filming is slated for summer 2022.
So, we'd bet that Loki season 2 is likely to air as early as June 2023. So it's nestled in that big thicket of upcoming Marvel movies and shows.
Loki season 2 cast and crew
Everybody lived, it seems, to see Loki season 2. Yes, even though Sylvie stabbed He Who Remains, we saw Jonathan Majors' face on a giant statue at the TVA, replacing one of the Time-Keepers' heads. Therefore, we can't bet against anyone returning next season. Below you will find the likely/potential cast list, though nothing is truly confirmed.
We do know, though that Kate Herron isn't returning for Loki season 2, as she told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). Herron's made it sound like she could have come back, saying "Marvel and Disney were like, 'Ah, man. This is excellent, and we want to keep going.'" But, as she notes, "as I would say that when I joined Loki, it was always going to be those six episodes."
She also talked about that scene of Loki as a king that wasn't used in season 1, "It was basically going to be in episode one because we had a lot of memories in that episode. But it was honestly a tonal thing. The scene was actually quite a funny scene, and it was really beautifully written. But he was about to see his mother die, and it didn’t feel right to have something so comical next to a gut-wrenching moment like that."
- Tom Hiddleston as the Loki variant
- Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie
- Owen Wilson as Mobius
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Judge Ravonna Renslayer
- Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15
- Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains
- Eugene Cordero as Casey
- Tara Strong voices Miss Minutes
- Richard E. Grant as Classic Loki
- DeObia Oparei as Boastful Loki
- Jack Veal as Kid Loki