Of the currently announced slate of Marvel Disney+ series, Loki is one of the weirdest ones out of the line-up. As the series will focus on the Asgardian taken out of the 2012 timeline after The Avengers, this will be the first solo project centering around a villain.
Fans have been clamoring for Loki to take the lead in his own solo title for some time now with petitions going back several years having acquired thousands of signatures. While it's taken some time to get here, Loki is finally set to take the character out on his own for a time-traveling story with the God of Mischief working on the Time Variance Authority (TVA).
Little is known about the overall plot of the series, however, one member of the crew has now offered some details of the production, making grand promises for the upcoming Disney+ series.
LOKI WILL DEFY EXPECTATIONS
Comic Book Movie had the chance to interview Loki Visual Effects Supervisor Brad Parker to discuss his upcoming film The Devil Below, however, they did manage to slip in a question regarding his upcoming Marvel series.
When asked “what’s it been like working on the series,” Parker described the “crazy journey” it's been while promising the series will “defy expectations,” saying:
"Well, that’s pretty much all I can say, that it is a crazy journey! That’s another project that will defy expectations in a lot of ways. It’s been so much fun. It’s been on my hit list to work on a Marvel project, and Loki is just such a great one. It’s so cool, and there are so many amazing things that are going to happen in every episode. I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s a lot of hard work. We’re working furiously to make this thing as great as possible, and I think people are going to be thrilled when they see it."
Parker was also asked about the specific scene from Loki's first trailer that included a fallen Avengers Tower in a post-apocalyptic New York City. The VFX supervisor commented on the large budget that allowed for shots like it:
"Absolutely. It’s been quite good in that way. That’s a completely different creative exercise when you have more resources, but the appetite for visuals is on such a bigger scale in the visual effects aspect of things, so it’s challenging in its own right!"
WHAT CAN FANS EXPECT FROM LOKI?
The general concept of Loki is clear in taking an evil version of Loki out of the timeline to go on adventure and missions through history, however, what exactly the overall story will entail is unclear. Parker's promises to 'defy expectations' seem to indicate fans will be in for a treat with plenty of surprises when the series debuts this Summer.
With the next Ant-Man film seemingly set to further explore MCU time-travel with the introduction of Kang the Conqueror, and the Doctor Strange sequel preparing to open up the multiverse, the possibilities for the Loki series really are endless.
It's believed Loki is one of the series' Kevin Feige has teased to have plans for a second season down the line meaning fans can look forward to more time-traveling adventures down the line. Although viewers will have to wait until the series concludes to find out if future installments will tie into the same storyline as the first season or take the Norse God on a new journey.
Loki is set to begin its first season on June 11, exclusively on Disney+