Tom Hiddleston had the opportunity to revisit his iconic MCU anti-hero in the 2021 Disney+ series Loki, which changed the game for the story coming in Phase 4. Featuring Kate Herron as the director, Hiddleston had the opportunity to take Loki in a new direction as he saw the Multiverse begin to come apart at the seams, setting the God of Mischief up for even more mayhem ahead.
Loki also had the distinction of becoming the first MCU Disney+ property to be officially confirmed for a second season, which came in the credits of Episode 6 in July 2021.
No details are currently known about Season 2, although shooting will reportedly begin in Summer 2022 in the United Kingdom. With Hiddleston set to play a role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Jonathan Majors taking his character to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it's unclear when the new round of episodes will release or what story it will tell.
As Season 1 ended, Herron confirmed that the next round of episodes would have a new director as she wouldn't be returning to her role with Marvel Studios. Now, Marvel has confirmed who will take on those duties, and it's a duo that already has plenty of experience with the MCU on Disney+.
Moon Knight Directors Move to New Disney+ Property
Deadline revealed that Disney has tapped Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to direct the majority of Season 2 of Marvel Studios' Loki. They take over the reins from Season 1 director Kate Herron.
This will be the pair's second Disney+ project with Marvel after serving as directors on part of the Moon Knight series debuting in March 2022.
After impressing Marvel Studios with their work during production for Moon Knight, Marvel immediately put their names at the top of their list for future project opportunities.
New Loki Directors Make Marvel History
Following their apparently impressive work on Moon Knight, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have set their relationship with Marvel Studios into stone.
Teaming up with Mohamed Diab to bring Oscar Isaac's series to life, this directing duo showed Marvel Studios that they had what it takes to tackle a franchise mainstay like Loki. With a background in horror and thriller projects, they should be able to use their expertise in full to give the God of Mischief an exciting second run on Disney+.
Their inclusion on this series also puts them in an elite class of Marvel creators that have taken on multiple unique franchises within the MCU.
Joe and Anthony Russo famously moved from their two Captain America movies into Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, before Jon Watts accomplished the same feat, directing the Spider-Man trilogy before progressing to the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Along with Benson and Moorhead, they are the only directors to head movies or shows with two completely separate leading heroes or teams.
As Moon Knight preps for its release in just over a month, Benson and Moorhead are likely already hard at work figuring out what the God of Mischief will face in his next six episodes. Those details likely won't become public for some time, but at the very least, Marvel is setting the stage for Loki's return to the spotlight.
Season 2 of Loki is in early development for Marvel Studios. All six episodes of Season 1 are available to stream on Disney+.