Loki Season 2: Release Date, Cast, And Other Things We Know About The Next Installment Of The Marvel Show

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Are you ready to fulfill your glorious purpose? Because the God of Mischief sure is. 

Loki was a huge hit when it first dropped on Disney+ in the Summer of 2021, becoming the most-watched MCU show on the platform, having a Season 1 ending that led to a lot of questions, and confirming that yes, there would be a second season. Thankfully, we’ve gotten some more news recently on just when Loki Season 2 is premiering.

Who else is going to be in this latest installment in the series about the former Avengers villain? And, when exactly are the next episodes going to air? If you’re like me and you’re asking these questions, here is what we know so far about the upcoming second season of Loki. 

What Is The Loki Season 2 Premiere Date?

Tom Hiddleston as Loki

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Get ready, Marvel fans, because Loki Season 2 is coming out on October 6th, 2023, according to Variety, with an episode airing each week until the next Marvel television show, Echo, releases all its episodes on November 29th.  

Originally, it was announced in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, that Loki Season 2 would be coming out in Summer 2023.   However, it ended up getting pushed back just a bit to October, and it is still a part of Phase 5 of the MCU. This is such great news. Secret Invasion is coming out at the end of June 2023, and then we won’t need to wait long for both The Marvels and Echo, but Loki as well. The rest of 2023 is looking to be a fun year for Marvel. 

Watch The Trailer For Loki Season 2

Tom Hiddleston in the trailer for Season 2 of Loki.

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If you're nearly as excited as I am for Season 2 of Loki, get ready, because the official trailer just dropped. Featuring our favorite God of Mischief, Loki is seen traveling through time in order to find a way to somehow save the TVA, and the universe itself. We also get our first looks at some of the new characters. Check it out down below:

Can October 6th get here any sooner, please?

All Of The Main Cast Will Return

President Loki

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It wouldn’t really be a show about the God of Mischief if Tom Hiddleston didn’t return, and thankfully, we have confirmation from Deadline that he is set to come back as the famous Loki. Hiddleston has been portraying the role since the very first Thor film that released in 2011, so it’s exciting to see him continuing with this role. 

Another great actor who’s been confirmed to come back for Season 2 is Owen Wilson, according to Wired. Wilson portrayed Mobius, a TVA agent who developed a soft spot for Loki over the course of the first season and ended up working with him. In an interview with Wired where he was answering the most Googled questions about himself, Wilson confirmed that Mobius would be coming back for Season 2. 

Sophia Di Martino, who portrayed a female variant of Loki named Sylvie, also appears to be coming back as the character, as she was spotted in set pictures when the second season began filming, according to Cosmic Media on Twitter (via ScreenRant). Not that long after, Kevin Feige confirmed that the entire cast was returning, including Di Martino, according to Jason Lynch (via CBR).

Di Martino spoke with Elle in November 2021 in regards to her character for Season 2, and what could possibly be next for her: 

I’m not sure. I don’t know, because I don’t know anything about Series 2. I don’t know how far it’s going to be removed from what happened at the end of Series 1. I don’t know if she will have changed again by the time we see her again. I don’t know where she’ll be, what headspace she’ll be in. I assume she’ll fundamentally still be the same character, but the multiverse makes even [that] a little bit complicated. We can meet anyone.

Another person who’s confirmed their return to Loki Season 2 is Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who played Ravonna Renslayer in the first season. Speaking with Good Morning America, Mbatha-Raw confirmed that she would be in Season 2 of the show in February 2022, but just wouldn't say how she’ll factor in just yet: 

I know there is a season two... I know that I'm in it...and that's about all I can say! I just love Renslayer. I’m just so excited to explore her further, and I’m so happy that people are looking forward to the next season.

With that Kevin Feige announcement from earlier, besides the four cast members that we have already mentioned, the entire cast includes Wunmi Mosaku, Tara Strong, Sasha Lane, Jack Veal, DeObia Oparei, Richard E. Grant, and Jonathan Majors – which we’ll get into in a bit. 

Also returning in Season 2 but with a bigger role will be Eugene Cordero as Casey, a receptionist at the TVA and someone who was promoted to a series regular, according to Deadline

This is so exciting to see that many of the main cast members are going to be returning, and I for one can’t wait to see what they do next with these characters that we’ve all learned to love. 

Rafael Casal, Ke Huy Quan, And Kate Dickie Are Going To Have Major Roles In Season 2

Rafael Casal and Ke Huy Quan in Blindspotting and Everything, Everywhere All At Once. Both are going to have roles in Loki Season 2.

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While we have plenty of the main cast members returning, there’s always room for more. According to Deadline, Rafael Casal is expected to take on an undisclosed role in Season 2 of Loki. Marvel declined to comment on the news, but it’s a report that's been hanging around the last couple of weeks, since a set photo was leaked, with some fans speculating online that he could be playing Zaniac. 

You might know Casal from his co-starring role in the movie, Blindspotting, that he starred with alongside Daveed Diggs. He also executive produces the TV series of the same name that is based on it, which airs on Starz, also serves as showrunner, and reprises his role from the film, so he’s been quite busy. It’ll be exciting to see him in a Marvel TV show, if this news is what it seems to be. 

Two other cast members that were announced are Ke Huy Quan, according to Variety, and Kate Dickie, according to Deadline. Quan, whose role is being kept under wraps but is expected to play a TVA agent of some sort, recently won an Academy Award for his role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Kate Dickie is expected to play a villain of some sorts. 

Such exciting news – and now it has me waiting for a trailer. 

Loki Season 2 Will Reportedly Clear Up Jonathan Majors’ Future With The MCU

Jonathan Majors in Loki

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The ending of Loki Season 1 left a lot more questions than answers, and in that finale episode, were introduced to who we presumed would be the next big baddie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors – or at least it was a variant of him before Sylvie killed him. 

At first, fans were excited for Majors to play the role, which he did quite well in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but ever since the release of that film, Majors has been under fire for abuse allegations, and many are wondering what the state of his future at Marvel is going to be. 

However, it was reported that Loki Season 2 is going to clear up Majors’ future at the MCU. A scooper known as @AlexFromCC on Twitter said that while the idea of Kang being the forefront of the next phase won’t be abandoned in Loki, fans will know about Majors’ MCU future by the time the season ends. 

This was only spoken about in May of 2023, so nothing is officially confirmed yet as to what might happen. But maybe we’ll get some answers by the time Season 2 comes around. 

Justin Benson And Aaron Moorhead Will Co-Direct Several Season 2 Episodes

Loki and Loki in Loki.

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Announced back in February of 2022 from the Deadline article above talking about the return of Tom Hiddleston in Season 2, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead were tapped to take on directing several Season 2 episodes of Loki

These two directors have done plenty of projects that make them worthy of taking on Loki Season 2, such as The Twilight Zone, and Netflix’s horror show, Archive 81. They also directed a few episodes of Marvel’s Moon Knight. They are replacing Loki Season 1 director Kate Herron, who stepped down. 

Filming Was Reportedly Underway In 2022

Tom Hiddleston in Loki.

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Originally, filming for the show began in 2022. Isaac Bauman, a cinematographer for the show, posted on Instagram (via GameRant) to celebrate the first day of filming in June of 2022, but the post has now been taken down.

And now, in October 2022, it was reported that filming was completed, at least for certain crew members. Diana Estrada Hudson posted a few pictures on her Instagram that are now deleted (via The Direct) showing Loki Season 2 merch, as well as other crew members that posted pictures as well. 

This just gets me even more excited. It makes sense, as the show is very effects-heavy that it would take a year for it to release after it wrapped. But now, October can’t get here soon enough. 

What are you looking forward to the most with this series? Are you excited to see Loki and everyone else return? I’m sure that we’re all waiting to fulfill our glorious purpose by watching this show. 

Alexandra Ramos
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A self-proclaimed nerd and lover of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Alexandra Ramos is a Content Producer at CinemaBlend. She first started off working in December 2020 as a Freelance Writer after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. She primarily works in features for movies, TV, and sometimes video games. (Please don't debate her on The Last of Us 2, it was amazing!) She is also the main person who runs both our daily newsletter, The CinemaBlend Daily, and our ReelBlend newsletter.