Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, provides an update on the production of Loki season 2 on Disney+. With WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and now the animated What If…?, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has found enormous success on the small screen. Loki was the only one of the three live-action shows to be renewed for a second season. A case file in season 1’s end credits claimed “Loki will return in season 2,”. It was not long after Tom Hiddleston’s titular character found himself in a radically different Time Variance Authority.
“For All Time, Always” saw Loki and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) finally confront the man behind the TVA, He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors). Sylvie rejected the concept of “infinite devils,” stabbed He Who Remains. Later, unleashed multiversal madness on the MCU in the final moments of the episode; an event that presumably established Kang the Conqueror as the new big bad. Hence, set up films like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Kevin Feige shared an update on Loki season 2 development in a recent interview with Collider. It was during the press day for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He stated that work is continuing and that much of the squad from season one will return, without saying anything about where it would fit in Phase 4/5.
Read what he had to say below:
“It is underway. We’re developing it as we speak,” said Feige. “The hope is that much of the same team will return. Kate is going on to bigger and better things, so the director search will begin shortly.”
Feige went on to remark that he’s “not sure exactly where it falls between next year and the year after” when it comes to filming the second season. Majors will play Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Hiddleston will play Loki in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Unless season 2 continues up exactly where season 1 left off, Loki season 2 will take place after the events of the Doctor Strange sequel. On the big screen or in flashbacks, what happens to Loki once he discovers Kang has defeated the TVA. There’s no telling who will turn up when, with the TVA being outside of time (in the Quantum Realm), Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in pursuit of free will, Sylvie’s location unknown, and the multiverse concept in full action.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set up Captain America 4 in the same way that WandaVision set up the next Doctor Strange picture. Loki is in the enviable position of being able to set up not just one, but numerous films as well as a second season. Loki, like the other live-action shows, never intended to be a long-running series. The decision to develop a second season was made during production. Thereby, resulting in changes in the final episode. As it travels through the multiverse, What If…? has been renewed for a second season. However, for that series, Hiddleston has voiced a different version of his character.