Tom Hiddleston teases his involvement in the Loki TV show, promising there are plenty of stories to tell about the God of Mischief. The character ranks among one of the most popular in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the rare villain from the franchise to stand out. While Loki was one of the first to perish in this year's Avengers: Infinity War, the studio understands the benefit of keeping him around. The Mouse House's upcoming streaming service, Disney+, will include a series revolving around Loki.
Reports about the show first circulated earlier this year, but it wasn't until yesterday it was officially confirmed. During Disney's fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Bob Iger formally announced plans for the Loki series, stating Hiddleston would reprise his now-iconic role. It didn't take long for the actor to comment on the project himself, and he's already thinking about the numerous possibilities it presents.
Taking to Twitter, Hiddleston posted a brief message that could essentially serve as an unofficial log line for the show. Check it out in the space below:
Plot details for Loki are being kept under wraps for now, and it's unlikely anything is revealed until after Avengers 4 premieres next May. It's becoming increasingly likely several of Infinity War's deaths will be undone (time travel and Quantum Realm being the likeliest avenues), and Marvel probably wants to keep the nature of any returns a secret until the time is right. Revealing a synopsis for the Loki show now would clue viewers into its place in the MCU timeline, potentially spoiling the events of the upcoming films. The character's rich past means it could be a prequel set prior to the events of the first Thor movie, but it may be better creatively if Loki takes place after the MCU's Phase 3. Since Marvel hasn't even announced the Avengers 4 title yet, they're going to remain mum on what's coming through the pipeline. Regardless of what Loki's synopsis is, it'll be fun to see Hiddleston embody the God of Mischief again.
Much like Lucasfilm's live-action Star Wars series, Marvel is using the Disney+ platform as a way to further flesh out their universe and tell stories that aren't necessarily best fits for the films. Loki was a memorable character in all of his cinematic appearances, but he was always a supporting player. Those movies had Thor and Avengers in the title, and now Loki is getting the spotlight. It's always a risky proposition to elevate a supporting character to lead role, but Hiddleston certainly has the talent to carry his own show and Loki is a truly fascinating figure to explore.
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