The second season of the smash-hit Loki series from Marvel Studios will kick off production quite soon. Devotees will recall how the mischievous son of Odin was pulled out of time at the beginning of Season 1, only to form an unlikely friendship with Owen Wilson's Mobius M. Mobius, a bureaucratic agent of the Time Variance Authority who dreams of jet skis. The pair, along with a timeline variant of Loki, a woman known as Sylvie, join forces to get to the bottom of the TVA's machinations once and for all.
Since putting an end to timeline mastermind He Who Remains in the Season 1 finale of Loki, the MCU's Multiverse has been unleashed, with new branches of time going every which way. This incident was exacerbated by the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home where Dr. Stephen Strange accidentally brought a group of Multiversal interlopers to the core MCU's Earth. When audiences meet Strange again, he's thrust into a wide variety of alternate worlds with the help of teenager, America Chavez, played by MCU newcomer Xochitl Gomez.
Obviously, all this meddling in the streams of time and space will have grand consequences for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large. It isn't difficult to imagine certain characters having a strong reaction to all the chaos.
Mobius' Multiverse of Madness
ETOnline spoke with Michael Waldron, the writer of the MCU's latest film release, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness who is also the scribe for Loki Season 2. Waldron imagined a scenario in which Owen Wilson's Mobius M. Mobius from Loki has an "Oh my God" reaction to the Multiversal insanity unfolding around him as a result of some of Marvel's other recent projects:
“I imagine Mobius is out there watching this on a monitor, having to light up a cigarette and saying, ‘Oh my god.' I guess we’ll have to wait and find out what that means for those guys.”
The head writer also offered the following words on Loki's continued arc in the series, while teasing "new layers of texture and complexity":
“Without getting too specific, it’s just a continued evolution of the character. That’s what was always important to Tom and that’s what was important to me. If we’re going to continue [the first season story] in a second season, we have to cover new emotional ground. And the great news is that that character keeps revealing new layers of texture and complexity.”
Don't Expect Loki to be Low Key
Certainly, there are many more surprises in store for fans of the series in Season 2 of Loki. As fans will recall, the first season closed with Loki making his way back to the TVA only to find that Owen Wilson's TVA agent has no clue who he is. What's more is that a giant statue of Jonathan Majors' evil Kang looms over the offices of the Time Variance Authority, signaling that there's someone new in charge and he means business.
Where will the second season take these beloved characters? Well, it's difficult to say. There could potentially be a time jump considering that much has happened in the Multiverse since Loki's first season came to a close. However, the TVA's headquarters exist outside of space and time, so from their point of view, any alternate reality shenanigans might have already occurred.
Whatever goes down in the new season, it's good to see, according to Waldron, that paramount importance will continue to be placed on the characters and story, which has always been the way that the MCU functions.
Season 2 of Marvel Studios' Loki doesn't currently have a release date attached to it, but as mentioned above, it does begin filming in June.