Another day, and another Disney+ announcement. This time, we have confirmation that pre-production for the highly-anticipated Disney+ series, Loki, is finally underway.
Actor Tom Hiddleston made the announcement himself on his Instagram page yesterday, December 22, 2019. You can see the post here:
Hiddleston, who will be reprising his now-iconic role as the Norse god of Mischief, is pictured with Kevin Wright and Kate Herron. Wright is the show’s supervising producer and Herron is the series director.
There is not much known about Marvel’s new made-for-streaming series. Apparently, it will take place in the alternate timeline created in Avengers: Endgame. When Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Ant-Man go back to New York City during The Avengers, Loki is able to make his escape with the Tesseract (aka, the Space Stone).
Marvel’s Loki will be answering the question “What happened to Loki after that?” This will also be one of our first opportunities to explore more in-depth an alternate timeline that takes place before Endgame. Since it is an alternate timeline, all bets are off and the idea of Loki jumping from planet to planet causing mischief could work both as a serial and episodic story. Like other Disney+ shows, Loki will have a 6-part season.
But Loki is not the only Marvel-made Disney+ Series in the works. Marvel is also working on WandaVision, The Falcon Winter Soldier, and What if? Marvel began its Disney+ career with an original show called Marvel Hero Project which puts the spotlight on extraordinary kids who are making a difference in their community, honoring each kid with his or her own Marvel comic book.
Loki is scheduled to arrive on Disney+ in 2021. No word yet on when full production will begin.