By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
For those searching for another look into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Palisadian Kevin Feige-produced television series “Loki” is set to debut on Disney+.
The series, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, is set after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. In the film, it was seen in the 2012 events of “The Avengers” that an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline.
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki,’ the mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’” according to a synopsis on Disney+.
Tom Hiddleston will star as the titular character, Thor’s adopted brother, joined by Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer and Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15.
“After stealing the Tesseract during the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ an alternate version of Loki is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA), a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space and monitors the timeline,” according to a synopsis of the series available on Wikipedia. “They give Loki a choice: face being erased from existence due to being a ‘time variant,’ or help fix the timeline and stop a greater threat. Loki ends up trapped in his own crime thriller, traveling through time and altering human history.”
Hiddleston has appeared in three “Thor” movies and three “Avengers” films—but “Loki” will mark his first solo Marvel project.
“I’ve been playing this character for 11 years,” Hiddleston shared with Entertainment Weekly. “Which is the first time I have said that sentence, I realize, and it [blows] my mind. I don’t know what percentage that is exactly of my 40 years of being alive, but it’s substantial.”
The series, first announced in November 2018, is directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron as head writer.
Other Marvel series that have streamed on the platform include “The Falcon and the Winter Solider” and “WandaVision.”
“Loki,” rated TV-14, is slated to premiere on June 9 and will feature six episodes, which each run between 40 and 50 minutes. Episodes are set to be released each Wednesday during its run.
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