Tom Hiddleston had the opportunity to return to his iconic role as Loki, the God of Mischief, in his own solo Loki series on Disney+ in 2021 - one which opened the door to the MCU's Multiverse. The show also made MCU history from a development standpoint, as it became the first Disney+ project from Marvel Studios to officially be renewed for a second season in the immediate aftermath of Season 1's final entry.
Currently, not much is known about Loki's second season other than the fact that Hiddleson and a few of his co-stars will return to their roles for another round of time-traveling madness. Filming will begin this summer in London, as Marvel Studios prepares to revisit the Time Variance Authority, which has now fallen into pure Multiversal chaos thanks to Sophia Di Martino's Sylvie.
Season 2 still has plenty of other questions surrounding it, especially considering that it introduced a version of Kang the Conqueror who's already caused pure chaos throughout the Multiverse upon his arrival. Now, Season 2 executive producer Michael Waldron has spoken on the matter, teasing what fans should expect to see in terms of differences between Loki's two seasons.
Loki Season 1 Writer on Season 2 Differences
Speaking on Deadine's Hero Nation Podcast, Loki writer and executive producer Michael Waldron discussed what will change for the show as it moves into Season 2.
While he admitted that he's not leading actor Tom Hiddleston, who may know more at this point, Waldron wanted to find a way to tell "a new story with this character" as he moves into a new set of episodes. He explained how there is "new emotional ground to cover" with the God of Mischief, working to make sure the story continues into something that's different and "subverts expectations:"
"That’s the trick, right? My name isn’t Tom, so you’re not gonna get a good answer out of me there. But we talked about, in creating the show in the first place, the only way it's worth doing to me is if we can find a new story to tell with this character, and it did. It felt like we had new emotional ground to cover with Loki, and I was excited about that. And I think that’s the only way you can do a Season 2, and I think we absolutely found that. It’s a great continuation of that story that feels different than Season 1 and hopefully subverts expectations in the same way as Season 1 did."
Loki Season 2 To Subvert Expectations
Although Loki Season 2 is the only new season of live-action Marvel Studios programming confirmed, there's incredibly little that anybody knows about what's coming in those next six episodes. Waldron made it clear that one of his goals is to bring something different from what people are expecting, meaning that Season 2 could go in a number of different directions.
While filming is set to begin in just a few months, there is no way to tell just how different Season 2 will be from Season 1 or how the upcoming MCU slate will affect its story. Everything from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could make its mark on Hiddleston's next round as the God of Mischief, especially with Kang the Conqueror now fully integrated into the story.
Season 1 writer Eric Martin will take over for Waldron as the head writer on Season 2, which Hiddleston hinted could be even crazier and more inane than everything that came in 2021 for Loki. While fans may not know what to expect right now, those expectations are sure to change multiple times before the show releases.
Season 1 of Loki is now available to stream on Disney+.