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MCU's Loki: Casting Hints at New Version of Tom Hiddleston's Hero Played By Richard E. Grant

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After Marvel Studios' new era on DIsney+ finally begins in January with the release of WandaVision, the floodgates will be opened up for at least eight new series arriving to the exclusive streaming network. Some of these will bring brand new faces to the MCU like Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight and Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan, while others will continue the stories for already established MCU heroes in shows like Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie.

The studio is even giving an exciting new solo series to Tom Hiddleston as he reprises one of the MCU's iconic villains/anti-heroes in Loki. The plot of the series is set to take some crazy turns utilizing time travel and potentially the multiverse as the God of Mischief's travels through time/space after escaping with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.

Taking the time-traveling shenanigans into account, a new crew member listing has just come out that may indicate an even higher level of crazy set to come in this new mini-series.

NEWS

Joseph Aberl of Murphy's Multiverse has just reported, via IMDB, that Dave Cutler has been listed as the stunt double for Richard E. Grant in the Marvel Studios Disney+ series Loki. Grant's character is also listed with Cutler as "Classic Loki," further indicating the possibility of multiple Loki's, even potentially a Council of Loki's, through the course of the mini-series.



WHAT THIS MEANS

Fans had no clue what to expect from the Loki mini-series when it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, but seemingly in the very nature of the character, probabilities are rising that this series is going to be absolutely crazy. No confirmations have come for anybody's role outside of Tom Hiddleston, but if the Council of Loki's theory proves to be true, this could mean some mind-trippy alternate-reality action set to arrive.

Previous reports have pointed to Sophia Di Martino playing the role of Lady Loki, including set photos showing her in a costume that could very well be associated with the character, and this news about Richard E. Grant fits right in with that theory. With Tom Hiddleston's 2012-based Loki from The Avengers using the Tesseract to move throughout universe and the multiverse, and especially considering how other many projects on Disney+ and in theaters are confirmed to be using the multiverse, the title character will likely have the wildest experiences of his entire run in the MCU by interacting with different versions of himself.

Loki is in its last few weeks of filming before its upcoming release on Disney+ in 2021.