Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ Original series, Loki, has taken Marvel fans by storm — especially after Episode 4 (“The Nexus Event”).
The Marvel Cinematic Universe series saw the biggest premiere audience for an MCU streaming show — larger than both Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision and Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — prompting Disney to move their weekly release date from Fridays to Wednesdays.
Loki, which takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), sees MCU alum Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief, Loki, taken prisoner by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) for crimes against the Sacred Timeline.
Also starring in the show is Sophia di Martino (Flowers, Yesterday, Into the Badlands) who made her debut in the second episode of Marvel Studios’ Loki. She plays Sylvie/Lady Loki — a variant who has been wreaking havoc throughout human history by visiting various apocalypses.
Recently, di Martino spoke out about how Marvel Studios supported her as a working mom during Loki filming. She posted on Twitter:
It’s not easy being a working Mama! Genius #christinewada [costume designer Christine Wada] designed Sylvie’s costume & added concealed zippers so I could pump easily & nurse my baby between takes. Little (big) things like this that made it possible for me to do my job & be a parent. I’m forever grateful
It’s not easy being a working Mama! Genius #christinewada designed Sylvie’s costume & added concealed zippers so I could pump easily & nurse my baby between takes. Little (big) things like this that made it possible for me to do my job & be a parent. I’m forever grateful ? pic.twitter.com/nn0d8HYrFi
— Sophia Di Martino (@sophiadimartino) July 1, 2021
No spoilers here, but it certainly seems that di Martino’s character could play a huge role in the Marvel Multiverse moving forward.
The first season of Hiddleston’s Loki will have six episodes, but reports indicate that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and his team are pushing for at least three seasons of the show about the Prince of Asgard.
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Loki is officially described as:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer.
In addition to di Martino, Owen Wilson also stars as TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius and Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Ravonna Ravenslayer. Both characters originally appeared in Marvel Comics.
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