Oscar Isaac Could Be Making His Way to ‘Loki’ in Season 2

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Loki, OB, Mobius, and Hunter B-15 in 'Loki'

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Warning! Minor spoilers ahead for Loki Season 2, Episode 1, “Ouroboros.”

It’s safe to say that no one saw this MCU crossover coming.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) in 'Loki' S2
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Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ smash hit Loki show has finally arrived on Disney+, and so far, it’s off to a good start. Tom Hiddleston, a longtime MCU staple, reprises his role as the titular Asgardian trickster for the new batch of episodes, in addition to returning cast members like Owen Wilson’s Mobius M. Mobius, Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie, and Eugene Cordero’s Casey.

Marvel newcomers such as Oscar-winner Ke Huy Quan, who plays the TVA’s quirky repairs and maintenance guru, O.B., and Rafael Casal’s hardheaded Hunter X-5, also round out the cast for this next nail-biting, suspense-ridden tumble through time and space.

O.B. (Ke Huy Quan) in Marvel's 'Loki' Season 2
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While he’s not exactly new to the MCU — or the Multiverse, at that — we have yet to see controversial Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors appear in Loki‘s second season. Based on early trailers and that bombshell Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) post-credits scene, we know that a new Kang variant, Victor Timely, will take center stage in Season 2 as the primary villain now that He Who Remains is out of the picture — or so we think.

With the Sacred Timeline and the very fabric of reality at risk, the stakes have never been higher for the God of Mischief and his allies at the TVA. While O.B. and Mobius might’ve been able to stop Loki from time-slipping in Episode 1, “Ouroboros,” there are still plenty of mysteries to be unraveled now that the truth behind the TVA has been revealed.

Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) in 'Loki' 2.01
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There’s also a strange unwinding conspiracy involving Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and He Who Remains, who, in the Marvel comics, have a sort of one-sided romance that ends in disaster for all parties.

Considering we still have the bulk of Loki‘s sophomore season to get through, it’s safe to assume that showrunners Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have some major surprises in store. But before we catch up with Sylvie, Ravonna, Miss Minutes (Tara Strong), and Victor Timely, it’s worth reflecting on a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment from Episode 1, which referenced another popular MCU Disney+ show.

Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in 'Loki' Season 2
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After Loki crash-lands into the TVA offices following his daring escape from a different reality’s Mobius and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), he stumbles across Casey, who’s listening to some self-help recordings on what looks to be a TVA-approved cassette player.

Here, you’ll notice that the tape Casey is listening to is the same one Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) played in 2022’s Moon Knight. Like in that series, the woman’s voice says, “Solving puzzles is a great way to keep your mind awake,” a clever nod to the fan-favorite Disney+ show.

Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant/Jake Lockley in Moon Knight
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Given that directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead helmed multiple episodes of Moon Knight, it’s not surprising that they managed to sneak a clever Marc Spector-related Easter Egg into the premiere of Loki Season 2.

Producer Kevin Wright recently opened up about what it was like having Moorhead and Benson hop between MCU projects after filming on Moon Knight wrapped, telling Comic Book that there was initially “some trepidation of, ‘Do we want to come into a season two?,'” before he and Hiddleston “convinced” to the duo to take over showrunner duties from Kate Herron during a meeting at Marvel HQ:

I think there was some trepidation of, ‘Do we want to come into a season two?,’ But they took the meeting thankfully with Tom and I and we were able to convince them why we thought they’d be great for it, but we wanted them to change it up a little bit. There was no point in doing the same thing again.

Oscar Isaac as Mr. Knight version of Moon Knight
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Still, despite this fun nod to Moon Knight, you probably shouldn’t bank on the hero making an appearance in Loki Season 2. If Marvel ever decides to bring back the character of Marc Spector/Steven Grant for future Phases Five and Six projects, our best bet is probably Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2026), which will unite characters from the MCU’s Multiverse. However, nothing is confirmed on that front.

As for the future of Oscar Isaac’s mild-mannered gift shop employee-turned-Egyptian god, things remain murky. Word on whether or not Marvel is choosing to move forward with a Moon Knight Season 2 has been all but silent ever since the show completed its six-episode run on Disney+ last year, meaning things don’t especially look promising for its renewal.

May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly/Scarlet Scarab in Moon Knight
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Odds are, Marvel is electing to preserve Moon Knight as a miniseries, despite that bombshell Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke)/Jake Lockley cliffhanger. Even so, it’s clear that showrunners left loose plot threads for future stories to pick up on. Isaac has also repeatedly expressed interest in reprising his role as Moon Knight, meaning fans shouldn’t completely rule out its Season 2 prospects.

With Loki and Moon Knight being decidedly weird and downright experimental for Marvel productions, it would be endlessly entertaining to see Hiddleston and Isaac’s characters somehow meet in the Multiverse.

Tom Hiddleston and crew in Marvel's 'Loki' Season 2
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Since Benson and Moorhead are the creative forces behind each of these stories, there’s no denying that Loki Season 2 has inherited Moon Knight DNA. If there ever were a crossover between these two MCU entries, Loki would surely be the right project to do it. But with so many overlapping plotlines and characters, a Marc Spector/Steven Grant cameo might make the story feel bloated.

Either way, there are plenty more time-traveling antics and Multiversal shenanigans to come as the second season of Loki continues its run on Disney’s streamer.

New episodes of Loki arrive on Disney+ every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Did you catch this Moon Knight Easter egg? What do you think of Loki Season 2 so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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