Disney+ 'Loki' series could introduce Verity Willis and other characters from Al Ewing's 'Loki: Agent of Asgard' comics
Loki will finally be getting his time in the spotlight with his upcoming Disney+ series 'Loki'. The series won't be featuring the semi-heroic Loki from the main universe though.
Of all the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is one with an almost infinite skill for versatility. No, we don't mean one of the Avengers, we're talking about Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
After plaguing his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in three 'Thor' movies and two 'Avengers' films, Loki will finally be getting his time in the spotlight with his upcoming Disney+ series 'Loki'. The series won't be featuring the semi-heroic Loki from the main universe though. Instead, we'll be following the adventures of the Loki who cheated death and escaped with the Tesseract in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
It was recently announced that 'Yesterday' star Sophia Di Martino is in talks to join the cast of the show in an as-yet-undisclosed role. There are some rumors doing the rounds that Di Martino may be playing a female version of Loki but there are other characters she could play.
Al Ewing's 'Loki: Agent of Asgard' introduced Verity Willis, a young woman with the ability to see through lies and illusions who befriends Loki at a speed-dating event. She's the perfect foil to Loki, who is after all the god of lies, and their friendship in the comics was a very touching relationship that we'd love to see brought to life on screen. 'Agent of Asgard' also delved into the extent of Loki's shapeshifting abilities, including his female form, so there's plenty of things that the show could take from series.
Besides Verity, the 'Agent of Asgard' storyline also offers a number of other interesting characters including one who could be the perfect villain for the series: Loki himself. To be specific, the comic book series introduced a future version of Loki called King Loki who wanted to use his younger self to help him destroy Asgard when it was at its weakest.
We already have confirmation from the show's executive producer Stephen Broussard that the series will have a major time-travel component. He also said in the 'Marvel Studios: Exploring the Universe' special released on Disney+ that "There will be a man on the run quality to it, and we get the chance to explore the more human sides of Loki".
As of now, Marvel is being very low-key when it comes to releasing details about the upcoming show but hopefully, we'll have more information as we get closer to the release date. For all we know, we might just see Loki being hunted across time by his older, more villainous self who wants to use the Infinity Stones, including the Space Stone that the younger Loki has in his possession, to conquer Asgard at its weakest, much like in the comics. After all, if there's anyone who can give Loki a run for his money, it's Loki.
'Loki' is expected to arrive on Disney+ sometime in the Spring of 2021.