Loki might not have aired on Disney+ yet but it seems like it’s going to get a second season already.
Loki is an upcoming web television miniseries created for Disney+. It’s a sequel to Avengers: Endgame and it’s the third TV series of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The thing about this show is that it hasn’t even been released and yet reports say that it’s already renewed for a sophomore run.
Clue from Marvel actor
Reports of a Loki season 2 surfaced after Agents of SHIELD actor Clark Gregg talked about his character Phil Coulson.
The series based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D is already in the final season. While talking to an interview about it, he accidentally gave away a clue that there’s a season 2 of Tom Hiddleston’s series.
He was asked how ironic it is that the Marvel TV era is closing while Marvel Studios started producing their own small-screen shows.
Gregg then mentioned how Hiddleston has been working on 10 or 12 episodes for Loki.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say boy, that would really be interesting to start the experiment over,” Gregg said. “Doing 10 episodes or 12 episodes the way Tom Hiddleston told me he was doing [on Loki] with that kind of budget and that Marvel Cinematic production team.”
The possibility of a season 2
After Gregg’s statement, fans started speculating that there’s more to the upcoming series than what has been revealed.
It was confirmed last year during San Diego Comic-Con that the Loki series will only come with six episodes. No further announcement has been made since then.
Taking that information, along with Gregg’s clue, it seemed to imply that extra episodes must have been added for the first season.
But then again, the other MCU Disney+ shows have a similar initial order for the first season.
Confirmed shows The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision are also only going to get six seasons. This makes it unlikely for Loki season 1 to get more than that.
Gregg’s remark can only mean that Hiddleston may have a contract with Marvel Studios for a second run already. It’s also possible since the Walt Disney Studios subsidiary is known for locking actors with multi-year contracts.
Otherwise, Gregg may have just said a mistake and misremembered the exact number of episodes that Hiddleston has shared with him.
The Loki series is going to tell the story of the God of Mischief in a separate branch of reality. It will be during the time in the past where he’s on the run with the Tesseract/Space Stone.
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