Loki series on Disney Plus: What we know so far
After playing everything from untrustworthy ally to outright villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), 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 6 movies, beginning with 2011's Thor and culminating with Avengers: Endgame.
Now, Tom Hiddleston is back as Loki for a series that is available on streaming service Disney Plus. Here is what you need to know if you're eager to tune in to another mega global series in the MCU.
When is the Loki miniseries coming out?
Loki premiered on Wednesday 9 June.
How to watch Loki online in Australia
Loki is available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus 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, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, What If...?, WandaVision and Hawkeye, to name a few.
You can subscribe to Disney Plus for $13.99 a month or $139.99 a year.
What is the Loki miniseries about?
The series follows 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 stop 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 Plus 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 chronicles the titular character's encounters with the Time Variance Authority (TVA), 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 Hiddleston, Loki also stars 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're willing to bet Mjölnir that Chris Hemsworth has at least a cameo in the new Disney Plus original. It wouldn't be a true Thor instalment without some banter between the brothers.
Loki on Disney Plus preview
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.
Image source: Marvel website
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