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The God of Mischief is toying with us. Tom Hiddleston's Marvel Cinematic Universe not-quite-villain Loki is getting his own TV series on Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+. However, a new rumor is spreading that the show may actually follow Kid Loki, with Hiddleston not the main star of the series. That's not confirmed, and there's nothing official about the plot at this point. But after what happened to Loki in Avengers: Infinity War, how would they even explain Loki's return?
Well, Tom Hiddleston may have added some hints during a recent appearance at ACE Comic Con in Phoenix. During a panel talk, he was asked about Loki's new series. The crowd cheered, and the moderator asked how excited he was about the series. Hiddleston was very measured with his answer, like he was trying to think about what he could say, before saying this:
Um, I think I posted something about this. It's very exciting. I cannot say much about it, I'm afraid. [pause for emphasis] Time will tell.
Time will tell. Time as in time travel, something that's been heavily rumored for Avengers: Endgame? Or time as in flashbacks in time to tell the story of younger Loki, with older Loki maybe narrating or whatnot? Or just "time will tell" to let us know in general what will happen with this show?
In his brief comments on the subject, Tom Hiddleston referenced what he had posted. That post was a brief tweet from November, with the star simply writing:
More stories to tell.
More mischief to make.
More to come.
The emphasis there is on "more," and he is clearly involved, but "time will tell" how much he's involved and whether he might be the supporting player in Loki's story.
Marvel recently updated Loki's official bio to make a fan theory from The Avengers canon. That also gives him more of a sympathetic angle.
Loki is a fascinating character, and fans were pretty devastated to see him die -- again, but this time it seemed to stick. Those fans were thrilled to hear Loki would be getting his own designated series on the new streaming service. His show will apparently be one of the first in action -- along with Vision and Scarlet Witch, starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen; a team up for Winter Solder and Falcon; and possibly a series for Lady Sif.
As we wait for Disney to launch this service toward the end of 2019, you have plenty of other TV options available now in midseason 2019.