Following Marvel Studios' big show at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, we got a clearer idea of what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the coming years. And that includes many more shows for Disney Plus, including Loki season 2, which is currently shooting – here you'll find what we know so far.
Phase 5 began in early 2023 with Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, which properly introduced the Multiverse Saga's main villain: Kang the Conqueror. Phase 6 won't start before May 2, 2025, with a new Fantastic Four reboot – it has been delayed twice already.
While the plans unveiled in summer 2022 were optimistic about the production and release rate of upcoming Marvel movies and shows, internal shake-ups at Disney, coupled with the writers and actors strike, have substantially altered the pipeline.
Now that you're up to speed on the current state of the MCU and what's coming next, read on below to learn about the specifics of Loki season 2. And, if you need to catch up with Marvel's theatrical releases, check out our guide of all the Marvel movies in order or the Marvel movies, ranked list.
Loki season 2 release date
The second season of Loki was originally teased to release in summer 2023 by Marvel boss Kevin Feige, roughly two years after season 1 made a splash with critics and fans alike. However, the return of the God of Mischief was finally scheduled for October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (0100 GMT on Oct. 6).
We still don't know if Marvel and Disney are considering a double-episode premiere for the MCU's most anticipated show of the year, but we wouldn't be surprised if they kept this new tradition going after Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Ahsoka embraced it too.
Loki season 2 trailers
After an unusually long wait, the first-ever trailer of Loki season 2 arrived on July 31, 2023. You can watch it below:
Marvel dropped another teaser for the second season of Loki on September 5, where we see the God of Mischief being pulled through time, between the past and the present:
Loki season 2 plot
Spoilers ahead for Loki season 1 - you have been warned!!!
By the time the credits rolled, the mysterious first season of Loki had answered a lot of questions, but it also opened up a handful of new story threads and chapters in the main characters' personal arcs.
Of course, we have the big cliffhanger with our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) arriving at a TVA which looks like the organization we had been following for six episodes, only to find out it's being led by a mean-looking variant of Kang. That also means those variants of Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) and Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) don't know him despite looking exactly the same as the employees he knows.
As a refresher: He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), the nice-guy Kang variant we met in the finale, ended the Multiversal Wars by isolating a timeline which he then turned into the Sacred Timeline: the MCU as we know it. After Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) murdered this version of Kang because she didn't believe his story, the multiverse unraveled, allowing the MCU timeline to interact with other universes, and thus opening the gate for the fan-pleasing events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and the upcoming Deadpool 3.
Now, Sylvie has gone missing, Loki is both heartbroken and stuck in a TVA which might be dangerous, and the entire mission of the TVA we know has crumbled. Is this new version of the TVA looking to invade other universes instead of preserving their timeline? After watching the aforementioned trailer, we've been speculating that Loki has convinced Mobius to help him hunt down some variant Kangs that may hold the key to the ongoing multiversal menace, but nothing is certain at the moment.
Another leftover subplot from season 1 is that Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) left through a Timedoor after being confronted by Mobius. She had claimed she would be searching for true free will next after learning about the reality behind the TVA, but she still feels responsible for protecting the Sacred Timeline, so we're guessing she has a large role to play in all this.
Tom Hiddleston has been playing coy about season 2, but teased a more "unstable" and "passionate" Loki moving forward… at least until he reconnects with Sylvie, who's now working at McDonald's because product placement.
Loki season 2 cast
The returning cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Eugene Cordero, and Tara Strong. The biggest addition to the roster is Jonathan Majors, who had a huge role in the third Ant-Man movie and was primed to be the next big bad of the MCU. Unfortunately, recent allegations against the actor might've put those plans in trouble.
Ke Huy Quan, who's on a roll after the massive success of Everything Everywhere All At Once, has also joined the cast as a mysterious individual who might be able to fix a strange condition described as "timeslipping" in the trailer.
Loki season 2 director, writers, and crew
Season 1 director Kate Herron announced she wasn't returning (she never planned to), but Moon Knight veterans Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead took over "a majority" of the second batch of episodes after impressing Marvel Studios with their previous work.
Series creator and head writer Michael Waldron, who also penned the final script for the second Doctor Strange installment and is now writing Avengers: Secret Wars, isn't back for season 2 as head writer either. However, he has an executive producer role and still is very much involved with the project he helped create. The head writer role has gone to Eric Martin – he served as a staff writer and co-producer on season 1.
Composer Natalie Holt is making a return too. She recently worked on the Disney Plus series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, so it seems like she's sticking around the House of the Mouse for the foreseeable future.
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Fran Ruiz is our resident Star Wars guy. His hunger for movies and TV series is only matched by his love for video games. He got a BA of English Studies, focusing on English Literature, from the University of Malaga, in Spain, as well as a Master's Degree in English Studies, Multilingual and Intercultural Communication. On top of writing features and other longform articles for Space.com since 2021, he is a frequent collaborator of VG247 and other gaming sites. He also serves as associate editor over at Star Wars News Net and its sister site, Movie News Net.