Loki has been an antagonist and villain for his brother Thor. Now it is his turn to be the hero of his own story in this six-episode series for Disney Plus.
Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki, the trickster god. This time in a more positive light. He will still have his villainous Shenanigans but he will be in a similar situation with the members of DC’s Suicide Squad. I am happy for Hiddleston to finally have a lead role for the MCU. He originally auditioned for the role Thor but he got beaten by Chris Hemsworth.
Here is a clip of his audition as Thor.
He ends up getting the role of the trickster god instead. He also almost Got the James Bond role when Daniel Craig wanted to quit but Craig changed his mind. This may not be a movie but The Mandalorian made a big star out of Pedro Pascal. Disney is so sure that this show will be a hit because they are already conceptualizing the second season. With the Pandemic affecting performances of theaters, This being an online show is more practical for the new normal. Also, the positive feedback of Wanda Vision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier kicks off its hype.
Loki takes place on Where Avengers: End Game left off. The Loki from this series is an alternative version of him. He is not the mainstream MCU version of him. This series is the first acknowledgment of the Marvel Multiverse in MCU. Many of his powers from the comics was not explored from the past comics but this series will finally depict them on screen.
On this series Loki is captured by the Time Variance Authority. They gave him a choice between facing a big threat or ceasing to exist. He has no choice but to do their bidding.