LOKI Featurette Looks Back At Tom Hiddleston's Tenure As The God Of Mischief; New Season 2 Footage Revealed

LOKI Featurette Looks Back At Tom Hiddleston's Tenure As The God Of Mischief; New Season 2 Footage Revealed LOKI Featurette Looks Back At Tom Hiddleston's Tenure As The God Of Mischief; New Season 2 Footage Revealed

A new featurette for Loki has been released which looks back at Tom Hiddleston's tenure as the God of Mischief. It also includes some never-before-seen footage from the show's upcoming second season...

By JoshWilding - Sep 25, 2023 01:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Loki

Tom Hiddleston first played Loki in 2011's Thor and arguably stole the show from Chris Hemsworth (who was still undeniably fantastic as the MCU's God of Thunder). Since then, he's become a recurring presence in this shared world, including as the big bad in 2012's The Avengers

From there, the villain died, returned, and died again, though his demise in Avengers: Endgame actually stuck. 

However, his 2012 Variant is taking centre stage in Disney+'s Loki and this newly released featurette puts the spotlight on Hiddleston's memorable journey as this iconic character. We also see a few new snippets of footage from the show's upcoming second season. 

Loki, the first Marvel Studios series to receive another batch of episodes, continues to be a pivotal part of the ongoing Multiverse Saga and we're anticipating the God of Mischief's return to set him up as a major player in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Talking earlier this year about what we can expect from Loki season 2, Hiddleston said, "What can I say? It’s very much continuing to excite and challenge me. At the end of season 1, the story isn’t over. I think that’s really clear."

"Loki’s almost more unstable, and as turbulent and passionate and chaotic as he’s ever been," the actor teased. "And maybe some of that needs resolution. There’s stuff to unpack."

Check out this new featurette for Loki in the players below.

Loki season 2 picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.

The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson.

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan Deleeuw and Kasra Farahani direct episodes. The Head Writer is Eric Martin.

Loki season 2 begins streaming on October 5, exclusively on Disney+.

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Vigor - 9/25/2023, 1:08 PM
Make loki an important being in the multiverse story they're telling. But please do not make him a hero. I want his actions to remain nuanced
Vigor - 9/25/2023, 1:09 PM
@Vigor - correction. He can be a hero. But don't make him a good guy (see punisher as how to do grey characters right)
EgoEgor - 9/25/2023, 1:44 PM
@Vigor - I think he should be the kind of character who is just on his side rather than good or bad. Whether he is doing good or bad depends on which on benefits him.
SATW42 - 9/25/2023, 1:21 PM
In the MCU, Nick Fury has the most appearances, and Iron Man has the most screen time, but I think it's fair to say that Loki is probably the most influential to the franchise to date.

He was the first real established villain in the franchise, he's one of the only villains to not die (in their first, second, third etc appearances.) he was tied to Thanos, and now he seems to be a huge part of Kang's story.

Shit, being that this is 2012 Loki and not "good Loki" I'm still not entirely convinced that Loki isn't the ultimate Big Bad of Secret Wars where after helping defeat Kang in Kang dynasty, he basically takes on Dr. Dooms role in /secret Wars and he's the one about to try and make one universe in his vision.
Vigor - 9/25/2023, 2:02 PM
@SATW42 - I never considered him taking on Dooms role and now I love it
Vigor - 9/25/2023, 2:24 PM
@SATW42 - it'd be so cool if loki, now having the powers of The Beyonder, encountered a Thanos from a different universe

Thanos : "didn't I kill you?"
Loki : grabs Thanos spine and rips it from his body the way Doom did
Origame - 9/25/2023, 2:13 PM
I once read an interesting end for loki that could make it more of a loki series.

Ok, so everything plays out pretty much exactly how it was until the meeting with Kang. However, loki upon talking sylvie down ends up pushing her through the portal back to the tva. It's then revealed loki was playing a long con since being brought into the tva just playing all sides against each other waiting for his chance to take over. Ending with him killing Kang and taking over the timeline that's now in chaos.

It really keeps things in line with him being the God of mischief and fixes the problem that loki just changes way too easily at the beginning.
StSteven - 9/25/2023, 5:32 PM
@Origame - Actually that's not a bad idea, although I don't see Marvel going as far as Loki killing Kang and taking over the timeline as I think they still want Kang (or some version of him) to be the big bad for this saga. But I wouldn't at all be shocked if they did have Loki pull a big switcheroo at the end of this series and end it with an "Because I'm f**king Loki" kind of thing. As someone said here earlier, he's always acted in his own self-interest anyway. I mean we have to keep in mind that this is still "2012 I tried to conquer Earth like a week ago" Loki and I agree with you that he did seem to change rather quickly at the beginning. Not to mention that when he is ultimately returned to his 2012 timeline (presumably) he'll be the same guy that goes on to "T:TDW" and "Ragnarok" (remember he tried to double-cross Thor in the hanger there).

So, yeah, at this point I think his altruism is a little too god to be true. Like, he has to save the TVA, etc. Why? What's in it for him? Hopefully there's more to it than that. We'll see...
Origame - 9/25/2023, 5:49 PM
@StSteven - I mean, Kang is still around.
AvalonX - 9/25/2023, 6:53 PM
@StSteven - He cannot return. They pruned the timeline. Thats why he was able to see the movie of how the non varient version of him dies. This Loki will always be homeless in a timeline kind of way. They actually talk about it, he confirms it with Mobius.

I guess they could combine him into the new sacred timeline.
StSteven - 9/25/2023, 8:09 PM
@Origame - Okay, I think that I misunderstood the storyline you were relating, where I understood it to mean that Loki killed Kang altogether thereby replacing him as the big bad in the Multiverse Saga, and I think what you're saying is that Loki just takes down whomever is in charge of the Sacred Timeline (i.e. "He Who Remains") and takes his place, leaving the rest of the Kangs to wage the wars in "A:KD" and "A:SW".

If that's the case then it's an interesting concept (especially as as @AvalonX just reminded me, 2012's Loki's timeline was pruned so he could very well end up ultimately replacing HWR as the caretaker of the Sacred Timeline - would be kind of a cool end to his character arc). I'm not exactly sure how they would pull it off though because if they somehow visit an alternate timeline where like you said they reverse the actions of Loki and Sylvie and unlike Sylvie (who apparently thinks that working in a fast food restaurant is an idea life and trust me, coming from a guy who worked in one in high school and ended up sticking his hand into a deep fryer, it's not), Loki decides to take the place of HWR, that would still create the Multiverse if Loki kills him or negates the Multiverse if Loki doesn't and just accepts HWR's offer to take over for him.

Either way I think that it would be even more confusing than what they already have going, and Marvel is going to have to really focus if they're going to stick the landing with the MS without introducing any more possibly confusing elements than they already have.
StSteven - 9/25/2023, 8:18 PM
@AvalonX - Yeah, it's been a while since I watched "Loki S1" so I forgot about that. As for what they could ultimately do with Loki, check out my reply to Origame below for one option. I highly doubt that they're going to go that route however. Probably the easiest way would be to insert 2012 Loki into whatever the new Sacred Timeline is, which could be interesting depending on how he's characterized at the time.

It could be kinda funny for 2012 Loki to show up in "A:SW" only to have Thor be like "You're alive?!? Again?!? I mean, again again?!? You son of a bitch I'll kill you!!!" and then just knocks Loki's ass out. And also like I was saying in my previous reply to Origame above, despite how Loki is currently being portrayed in his show, we really don't know at this point how he'll be when it's over, so we could very well end up with the self-serving, ambitious, power-hungry Loki from 2012 "Avengers" in the new Sacred Timeline, which could be all kinds of fun, especially if they do a 5th Thor movie.
AvalonX - 9/26/2023, 2:26 PM
@StSteven - I would def like to see Loki return to the grey area Loki. You could make the argument that almost any character could play the role hes playing in his own show. I think he has to be a part of wrapping up the Kang story or what is the point of his show centering around Kang? After the reset, who knows if hemmsworth plays Thor anymore. They could recast everyoone for all we know.
StSteven - 9/26/2023, 3:48 PM
@AvalonX - Yeah, one of my favorite things about his character has been when he was perpetually unpredictable, and I think that his character starts to lose a bit of its charm when he starts becoming predictable in one direction or the other (Thor says something similar in "Ragnarok" when Loki tries to double-cross him). So hopefully he'll return to more of that by the conclusion of this series. Right now it SEEMS like he's going to predictably do the right thing, at least based on what we've seen in the trailers for this season. Or maybe that just what they want us to think...
ModHaterSLADE - 9/25/2023, 2:24 PM
What an awesome character arc for Loki.
LukeCage2155 - 9/25/2023, 3:01 PM
Fanastic featurette.
HulkisHoly - 9/25/2023, 3:06 PM
Apart from Spider-Man in NWH (and maybe shuri), Loki is the only preexisted beloved character that has a relevant and well written arc, post Endgame.

If Marvel were smart, they’d bring Loki into a movie soon, preferably with Strange and progress a clear Kang plot moving forward into Secret Wars and try to regain lost audiences.
McMurdo - 9/25/2023, 3:34 PM
@HulkisHoly - um what arc in No Way Home? Peter goes directly back to square one after a film plus filled with action pieces. The film was literally just NOSTALGIA.
HulkisHoly - 9/25/2023, 3:47 PM
@McMurdo -

You clearly didn’t watch the film have been following the MCU Peters trajectory. Do I really need to spell out how he starts in Civil War through IW and FFH to where he ends at NWH or can you really not figure out the changes?
McMurdo - 9/26/2023, 11:32 AM
@HulkisHoly - he starts out as a hero who can't reveal his identity and he ends up a hero who can't reveal his identity post NWH. He's quite literally back at square one. So yes please indulge me and lay out how he has any real arc. Literally everything the MCU Spidey films lay out has been done to death in two other Spidey franchises. He literally ends up where he begins. Prove me wrong!
HulkisHoly - 9/26/2023, 4:38 PM
@McMurdo -

Spider-Man begins as a kid who is trying to do good but can’t put others at risk. Iron man takes him under his wing and mentors him. Peter puts his friends at risk in homecoming. In FFH, Peter tries to find another mentor in mysterio but is deceived and puts many people in danger, including his friends by revealing his identity. He even lets his aunt into his life as Spider-Man.
Then with his identity revealed to the world, he’s super heroics has made everyone’s lives very difficult, but he continues to rely on others and once again is deceived but this time it leads to the death of his aunt. He made the hard choice of choosing to trust villains in order to help them but it cost his aunts life. Peter then finally decides by the end of NWH that he has to make the ultimate sacrifice by letting his loved ones go so he can finally keep them safe and stand on his own feet rather than mentors and friends. He’s finally become Spider-Man and not Iron Boy who gets his friends and family killed or in trouble. True heroes make sacrifices and he’s finally able to do that by the end of NWH.
McMurdo - 9/29/2023, 3:52 PM
@HulkisHoly - so he goes from hiding identity no not hiding identity to hiding identity. Precisely
Spike101 - 9/25/2023, 4:05 PM
I’d really like to get back to the Asgardian Loki with green costume and that golden horned helmet rather this fancy dress version we see here.

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