Loki series on Disney+: What we know so far
Tom Hiddleston is returning as Loki for a miniseries that will premiere on Disney+.
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After playing everything from untrustworthy ally to outright villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki is getting his own miniseries. Thor's adopted brother and the god of mischief, Loki has always been a fan favourite in the MCU, where he appeared in six movies, beginning with 2011's Thor and culminating with Avengers: Endgame.
Now, Tom Hiddleston will be back as Loki for a series that will be available on streaming service Disney+. There aren't a lot of official details available just yet, but we've still managed to gather some sparse information about what's in store. Here's what you need to know if you're eager to tune in.
When is the Loki miniseries coming out?
Loki is set to premiere in May 2021, but an official release date hasn't been announced yet.
How to watch Loki online in Australia
Loki will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ in Australia. The service offers a generous content library, with titles from Disney itself as well as Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.
Besides the backlog content, the platform is also offering original productions like hit series The Mandalorian. Other planned Marvel series include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, What If?, WandaVision and Hawkeye, to only name a few.
You can subscribe to Disney+ for $8.99 a month or $89.99 a year.
What is the Loki miniseries about?
According to the official synopsis, the series will follow Loki as he pops up throughout human history and influences historical events.
But wait, isn't Loki dead? If you've seen Avengers: Infinity War, you might remember that Loki died while trying to put a stop to Thanos's nefarious plan. Given that he was killed before the snap, he wasn't brought back when the Avengers managed to undo the effects of the snap in Avengers: Endgame.
However, the Avengers did travel back in time to the events of the first Avengers movie during Endgame. As a result, we saw that version of Loki from the past escaping custody with the Tesseract. This pretty much enables him to travel through time as he pleases, so the premise of the Disney+ miniseries doesn't sound that far-fetched.
It's also important to note that this means that Loki is still the power-hungry bad guy we met in 2012's The Avengers, before he got a chance to redeem himself in Thor: Ragnarok. Fun!
Based on the trailer, the show will also chronicle the titular character's encounters with the TVA, or Time Variance Authority, an important Marvel Comics organisation. Turns out, anyone who attempts to use time travel to alter the past or future has to answer to the TVA. Loki certainly meets those requirements.
Who stars in the Loki miniseries?
Besides Tom Hiddleston, Loki will also star Sophia Di Martino, who you might know from the 2019 movie Yesterday. The cast also includes Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.
Plus, we would be willing to bet Mjölnir that Chris Hemsworth will have at least a cameo in the new Disney+ original. It wouldn't be a true Thor instalment without some banter between the two brothers.
Loki on Disney+ preview
For now, all we can do is speculate. But given that Loki is a fan favourite in the Marvel Universe and the series has an intriguing premise, we're pretty sure it will be good. Michael Waldron is the showrunner. He also worked on Community and Rick and Morty, so we expect the Loki miniseries to feature plenty of humour.
More interestingly, all movies and TV series from Marvel Phase 4 should be connected. If rumours are to be believed, the events of Loki might end up impacting not only the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, but also Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. That certainly makes Loki a must-watch if you're a fan of the Marvel franchise.
For now, we'll have to watch the trailer on repeat and hope for the best.
Image source: Marvel website
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