Following an acclaimed first season, which earned six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of “Loki” with season 2. The series, starring Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief, details what happened when the character created a divergent timeline following his escape with the Tesseract during the events of “Avengers: Endgame”.

Season 1 then followed Loki as he found himself in trouble with the Time Variance Authority, which monitors all the timelines in the universe and sees its employees painstakingly maintaining the Scared Timeline. After a twist-filled run of six episodes, the season ended with the introduction of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) and confirmation that “Loki will return in season 2,” marking the first live-action MCU Disney+ show to get a second installment.

Here’s everything we know about what’s to come as Loki’s adventures continue, and how “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” helps set up the new episodes.

How Season 1 Ended

After a thrilling adventure through space and time as Loki chased down Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), the two find themselves at The Citadel at the End of Time, where they eventually meet a variant of He Who Remains.

In a very forthcoming conversation, it’s revealed that Kang discovered the multiverse and used it to connect with other variants before sparking a multiversal war between all the Kangs after one variant decided he wanted to conquer all the other realities. This led the present Kang to harness the power of Alioth to manage the flow of time, thereby creating the Sacred Timeline as well as the TVA.

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After learning all of this, Sylvie decides she wants Kang’s spot at the centre of the multiverse and stabs him in the chest, creating a Nexus Event, which bursts the multiverse wide open and creates chaos that was later seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.

Loki, meanwhile, was sent back to the TVA by Sylvie, only to realize that he’s not in the same timeline as before. The Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) he once knew don’t seem to recognize him and the massive Time-Keeper statues in the lobby have been replaced by a statue of Kang.

What Season 2 Is About

According to Hiddleston, “season 2 picks up where season 1 left off,” with Loki back in the TVA trying to deal with the ramifications of what Sylvie has done. Very few specific details about the plot itself have been released, but it’s safe to say audiences will see the titular character exploring an “ever-expanding and infinitely more dangerous multiverse,” especially as the MCU moves into Phase Five, which kicks off with the third “Ant-Man” film starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang.

Not only that, but Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Ravonna Renslayer, told ET that fans “are gonna be in for a real treat because the show is bolder and more surreal. And, in many ways, goes to some bigger, bolder places than season 1, which is really exciting.”

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Creator Michael Waldron, meanwhile, teased that season 2 is “a continued evolution of the character. That’s what was always important to Tom and that’s what was important to me.” He added that “if we’re going to continue [the first season story] in a second season, we have to cover new emotional ground. And the great news is that that character keeps revealing new layers of texture and complexity.”

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ End Credit Scene

Released in theatres on Feb. 17, the latest installment in the MCU is the first official chapter in Phase Five and formally established Kang as the multiverse’s big bad and a character expected to loom large overall the remaining film and TV projects not only in Phase Five but also Phase Six, which will presumably unite many of the existing heroes (and storylines) with “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty”.

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Before then, a variant of Kang will next be seen in “Loki” season 2, something confirmed with the second end credit scene in “Quantumania”, which sees Loki and Mobius watching him give a presentation on stage, in what appears to be the early or mid 1800s. However, Loki and Mobius’ reaction upon discovering this variant who is believed to be Victor Timely is not a happy one.

And this possible hints at the dangers to come from the many, many variants seen in the first end credit scene in “Quantumania”, involving all of them gathering as they set a course for the future while three notable variants express their growing concern over the fact that more and more people are learning about the multiverse.

New and Returning Faces

Written by Eric Martin and mostly directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, season 2 will consist of six episodes. The confirmed returning cast includes Hiddleston, Wilson, Di Martino, Mbatha-Raw as well as Tara Strong as Miss Minutes and Eugene Cordero as Hunter K-5E.

When it comes to Renslayer, Mbatha-Raw teased what’s in store for her character after it was revealed that she is also a variant, which prompted her to leave the TVA in search of free will. “In Loki, Ravonna is a powerful presence,” she said, adding in season 2, “selfishly, Renslayer makes it out of the TVA, which I’m really excited about.”

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Joining this season are Ke Huy Quan as a TVA archivist while Rafael Casal and Kate Dickie have been added in undisclosed roles. When asked about the upcoming episodes, Quan told ET that fans “are in for a treat.”

Still unconfirmed is whether Mosaku will return despite Hiddleston’s comments that season 2 picks up after the season 1 finale moment with Loki coming upon Mobius and B-15.

Premiere Date and First Look at New Episodes

While no official release date has been announced, season 2 is expected to premiere on Disney+ sometime during the summer.

At the beginning of 2023, the streaming platform released an expanded teaser for all the new and returning original series coming out this year with new footage of “Loki” season 2.

In the clip, narrated by Hiddleston (as Loki), viewers were promised “new stories, definitely new faces and some familiar ones too, including this handsome fellow” as the montage shared the first official look at the show’s new episodes.

Since then, Disney+ has shared a few more snippets of upcoming episodes in another platform-wide preview. This time, Loki is heard saying, “This is about everything,” before the ad flashes clips of him fighting with magic and standing in front of a mosaic of the original Time-Keepers in what may be a previously unseen space in the TVA.


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