'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' star Clark Gregg hints at 'Loki' Season 2, here's why it makes complete sense
'Loki' might not hit Disney+ until sometime in 2021, but Marvel fans have every reason to celebrate after 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' star, Clark Gregg's comments that hinted at a potential Season 2 of 'Loki.'
Gregg, who has been one of the instrumental characters since the Marvel series' debut, spoke to Variety ahead of the final season set to premiere on May 27. And he just might have accidentally revealed that a second installment of 'Loki' is in the works. Talking about Marvel's TV era coming to an end with 'Agents of SHIELD' Gregg complimented ABC of doing a great job.
"But I’d be lying if I didn’t say, boy, that would really be interesting to start the experiment over, doing 10 episodes or 12 episodes the way Tom Hiddleston told me he was doing [on “Loki”] with that kind of budget and that Marvel Cinematic production team." This piece of information comes as a nice surprise as 'Loki' Season 1 was confirmed to have six episodes. With Gregg's statement saying 10 or 12 episodes, we can look forward to another season that sees the God of Mischief and his journey across the galaxy.
It also makes sense that Marvel has decided to extend Loki's storyline. The character is complex and despite being looked at as the anti-hero in the MCU, he is one of the fan-favorite characters. While Loki has a rich comic history, it is quite difficult to speculate which storyline Season 2 may have considering there isn't much to go with as details about Season 1 is a close-guarded secret. Nonetheless, this piece of news is sure to delight Marvel fans. At this stage, it is safe to speculate 'Loki' Season 2 might tie into 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'
Despite being killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the opening minutes of 'Avengers: Infinity War', Hiddleston had a cameo in 'Avengers: Endgame' when the heroes went back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones. In a mission that goes wrong, Loki is seen bolting after grabbing the Tesseract.
This scene prompted multiple speculations from fans and with the latest Disney spot that was released during Super Bowl LIV, there were new details about 'Loki', which hinted at the introduction of the Time Variance Authority. Going by comic history, Walt Simonson created Minutemen are seen as the "police force for the Timestream" and work with the Time Variance Authority.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki, the titular god of mischief. Sophia Di Martini is speculated to play either Lady Loki or Enchantress alongside Hiddleston. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to appear in a secret role as well. We also know that actor Owen Wilson is playing a TVA agent in the show with Richard E Grant recently roped in as well. Fans have heavily theorized Grant would be playing famed Marvel villain, Kang the Conqueror.
'Loki' is slated to debut in 2021 on Disney+.