By Kyle Bennett
Although this may be old news dating back to November 2020 and recently popping up again in early January 2021, the lack of buzz around Marvel Studios Loki series already being renewed for a second season is very surprising. Season One of Loki is set to debut on Disney+ in May 2021.
With the worldwide success of WandaVision, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first installment to its Phase 4, it is pretty shocking that the Loki renewal was essentially swept under the rug, especially after the insanity that was Disney Investor Day back in October, when the series was given its first trailer for Season One.
Knowing that Loki is going to tie into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, set to debut in March 2022, the potential for Loki’s story being more complex than originally anticipated is certainly something to consider. But we could also see Loki’s dimensional jumping extend to other films or shows in this next chapter of the MCU, depending on when the release of Season Two is determined. It’s tough to determine any of this in concrete terms simply because we haven’t even seen the first season of the show yet and only have trailers to theorize and dive down crazy comic rabbit holes with.
This series is in the best hands possible as Michael Waldron, who is also the screenwriter for the Multiverse of Madness and has written and produced for shows like Community and Rick and Morty, Loki is destined for laughs and the best time hopping possible. Waldron is also set to write the new Kevin Feige Star Wars feature film.
With the second season heading to production, it leaves the doors open to question and theorize if any of the other MCU Disney+ shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could see possible second seasons or if they’ll remain one season miniseries.
No matter what Loki’s plot ends up being in this debut season and beyond, we know we’re in for a wild ride that is going to take us through portals, time, and dimensions like never before in the MCU.