Loki joined one of the many Marvel series that was previewed at Disney’s Investor Day presentation, according to Deadline. Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager, Thor: The Dark World) returns as the god of mischief in Loki, the show which follows the adopted Asgardian’s elusive adventures. Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki has become the villain fans love to hate. His tenuous rivalry with elder brother Thor has cast him as both anti-hero and villain. Unfortunately, because of his dark elf origins, the long-haired demi-god’s allegiances can never be trusted. Check out the trailer below:
The exclusive clip finds the trickster evading justice throughout multiple worlds. But he may have finally met his match. The trailer begins with him escaping during the retroactive Infinity stone heist in Avengers: Endgame. With the Tesseract in hand, Loki appears to be apprehended in some alternate timeline. He becomes the property of a shrouded organization called the TVA. In their custody, he’s jailed, tortured, and interrogated about his past. It appears he may be being trained for the organization’s own motives.
Elsewhere in this new world, we see possible TVA officers, armed with electronic batons, apprehending random citizens. Whichever multiverse Loki crash-landed in resembles a post-apocalyptic Earth ruled and ruined by war and tyranny. Of course, Loki won’t be held for long, as we see him donning several disguises, including one that resembles the infamous thief and plane hijacker D. B. Cooper.
According to Deadline, the original series is helmed by Kate Herron (Smear, Rest Stop) and written by Michael Waldron (Ricky and Morty, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness). Both will executive produce along with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. In addition to Hiddleston, the cast includes Owen Wilson (Marley & Me, Wedding Crashers) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show, Fast Color) who both appear in the trailer.
According to Marvel, the supporting cast includes Sophia Di Martino (Flowers, Yesterday), Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country, His House), and Richerd E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me, Gosford Park). The series is set for a May 2021 release on Disney+.