Director David Fincher the game-changer of ‘Loki’ TV series, exec producer says

Director David Fincher

Director David Fincher brought influence to the Loki TV series although he never directed a Marvel project yet.

Ahead of the release of the Loki series, director and executive producer Kate Herron revealed director David Fincher’s influence on the team.

Head writer Michael Waldon agreed to her statement. Per Waldon, Fincher’s films – including Se7en and Zodiac – became the main inspiration inside the writers’ rooms.

“I was just thinking Loki is DB Cooper, that’s all I was thinking,” the head writer said. “Just the opportunity for chaos and fun within that just seemed like it would be a great time … so I went after it.”

For what it’s worth, the 58-year-old director released Seven in 1995 and Zodiac in 2007. Both films received critical acclaims that they both brought home a whopping amount of sales.

Seven notably earned over $327.3 million box office sales while the other movie earned around $84.7 million.

What to expect from Loki?

The most-awaited series led by Tom Hiddleston will finally arrive on June 9.

In the same interview, Herron noted that Loki has been a fan-favorite villain. The character already appeared in six different movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 2011 movie Thor became its first-ever home in the franchise.

Apart from Hiddleston, the series will feature new MCU stars including Owen Wilson (Agent Mobius), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Judge Ravonna Renslayer), and Wunmi Mosaku (Hunter B-15.)

Marvel President Kevin Feige also joined the team on board.

“You can’t have Loki without the wit,” Herron said before Waldon added “That’s the joy of working with Tom, he can sell the comedy so effortlessly.

The series will swirl around the story of Thor’s brother and his meeting with the Time Variance Authority. Still, MCU fans recall how the character was killed by Thanos at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

Loki TV series was not in the plan

Despite being one of the most sought-after characters, the series’ creators revealed that the deal remained unknown. Feige also recalled how they only got the plans while making Avengers: Endgame.

“We did not know it when we shot Infinity War, but we did know it when we shot ‘Endgame’,” he said. “It became very exciting to make people wait.”

Loki follows the list of Marvel shows on Disney+, including WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The first movie of phase 4, Black Widow, will hit both the streaming site and movie screens next month.

Featured image courtesy of Raffi Asdourian, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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