Ever since Marvel Cinematic Universe’s canon expanded through TV shows on Disney+, many new opportunities opened up for its storytelling. Although most of the shows are set to be mini-series, some are set to return for the second season, like What If…? and Loki.
It’s not surprising that these two shows will continue with further seasons, because the setting of these shows is separated from the main MCU timeline and whatever happens in these shows, it won’t have much influence on the main timeline, unless screenwriters decide otherwise, of course.
The end of Loki’s first season confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will return in the second season. Thanks to that, Hiddleston is already the part of MCU longer than Robert Downey Jr, who played Tony Stark between 2008 and 2019. Hiddleston debuted as Loki in the original Thor movie in 2011. He started as the villain, became an anti-hero, then became sort of a hero, and now he’s like an anti-hero again on his path to becoming a hero. It’s complicated, but with Loki, it always is.
Sophia Di Martino already confirmed that she’ll return as Sylvie, one of many Loki variants in the second season. And now, Owen Wilson, who played the TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius is also set to return. Of course, TVA is no more, but Mobius and Loki grew nice bromance in the first season, and we cannot wait to see more of it.
“Is Owen Wilson coming back to Loki? Um… yes. He is coming back to Loki, and I think we’re going to begin filming that pretty soon. I had a great time working on Loki. I really enjoyed Tom Hiddleston and all the people on that [show].” — Owen Wilson for Wired
The production ought to start soon, and the second season is expected to premiere during 2023 or 2024. It’s still too early to narrow the release window down.