The Disney+ roster of Marvel Cinematic Universe television shows is continuing to expand.
“Loki” will mark the franchise’s third television show on Disney’s streaming service when the six-episode series premieres on
Oh wait, that’s right. Loki is the Trickster God. On May 5th, Disney+ announced that the series would debut on June 9, and successive episodes would then stream on Wednesdays. (It is not unlikely that it was moved in order to not compete with the streamer’s new Star Wars show, “The Bad Batch,” which has already laid claim to a Friday release schedule.)
The show was preceded in the MCU TVverse by “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which premiered on Disney+ in January and March, respectively.
Per Disney, the show will follow the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as he resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.”
Loki has long been regarded as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular characters, villains or otherwise. Hiddleston portrayed the character in a handful of the franchise’s films, including all three “Thor” films, 2012’s “The Avengers,” and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” The character served as the primary antagonist in the first “Thor” film and “The Avengers.”
In early April, Marvel released the first full trailer for Loki. There is time travel and Owen Wilson! There is a Variant jacket that will definitely become popular despite of — and maybe because of — the coronavirus! Perhaps most importantly, there is Gugu Mbatha-Raw! Watch below:
Even with this tease, quite a few details about the series are under wraps and its mere existence might confuse casual Marvel Cinematic Universe fans who are unfamiliar with the character’s arcs in the films. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming superhero series: