Loki is gearing up to return for a highly-anticipated second season, following the mind-blowing cliffhanger of Season 1. While the upcoming season has no release date yet, notable details about the new set of installments have slowly emerged online courtesy of its cast and crew. Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia DiMartino, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are all expected to reprise their Marvel roles, but reports have revealed that the behind-the-scenes crew will look a little different from its predecessor.
Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have reportedly been tapped to helm the majority of the episodes of Loki Season 2 - replacing Season 1 director Kate Herron. Hiddleston and Season 1 scribe Michael Waldron will both serve as executive producers of the hit MCU series,
Now, Waldron has confirmed who will take over the writing duties for Loki's upcoming season on Disney+.
Eric Martin Takes Over for Loki Season 2
Loki Season 1 head writer and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron sat down with Digital Spy to talk about the Tom Hiddleston-led series and the show's upcoming second season.
Waldron first teased that Multiverse of Madness and Loki would have some sort of connection, saying that "everything leads into everything, right?" The Marvel writer then confirmed that Eric Martin has "taken over" as the head writer for Season 2.
"Well, I mean, look, everything leads into everything, right? We've hired a couple of great directors. [Justin] Benson and [Aaron] Moorhead [Loki season two directors] are brilliant. And Eric Martin has taken over as head writer for season 2. So the creative team is fantastic. As Tom [Hiddleston, who plays Loki] once said, there's plenty more mischief to come."
In a past report, Deadline shared that Martin was writing all six episodes of Season 2, but this marks the first time that Waldron confirmed the news of Martin's head writer gig .
Martin is credited as the writer for the fourth ("The Nexus Event") and sixth ("For All Time. Always.") episodes of Loki Season 1.
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Eric Martin's experience of handling emotionally-driven and action-packed episodes during Season 1 should be an added boost as he is set to take over for the upcoming fresh set of installments. It is also fitting that the Loki scribe will now lead the charge in the writers' room, mainly because a smooth transition is in order after he wrote the Season 1 finale.
Still, Michael Waldron's continued involvement is also a positive development since Loki Seasons 1 and 2 will have a strong connective tissue behind the scenes. The Multiverse of Madness writer's inclusion also hints that the Disney+ series will have heavy ties to the wider MCU, considering that Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror will likely be featured at some point in the new season.
Waldron previously shared his high hopes for Benson and Moorhead's directing duties, saying that he expects them to "elevate" the show and that they have the potential to "make something even better" than Season 1. It's safe to assume that this is the same expectation as Martin's takeover.
However, the fact that Martin has already proven that he can craft a stellar episode during Season 1 should make for an exciting new batch of episodes about the titular God of Mischief's escapades in the Multiverse.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters on May 6, while Loki Season 2 has no release date yet as of this writing.