When it comes to the MCU's television series, Marvel Studios has been somewhat coy about how long each series could run. WandaVision appears to indeed be a limited series, while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could possibly continue. The newest entry, Loki, currently falls in an uncertain category, but that hasn’t stopped viewers from speculating about Season 2 ahead of its premiere. With so much speculation surrounding a Loki Season 2, series star Tom Hiddleston has now spoken his piece on the rumors.
The Season 2 speculation surrounding Loki speaks volumes to Tom Hiddleston’s performance as Marvel fans’ favorite anti-heroic trickster. I mean, Loki has died so many times and returned that it’s only right to assume there's even more to his story. Now, the speculation has gotten so loud that Hiddleston had no choice but to throw his perspective out there. While speaking to our sister publication Total Film about a possible second season, the Loki star said:
At this point, I have learned that for me to have any expectations is futile and a fool’s errand. Having said goodbye to the character once, twice, three times, I do not know what the future holds. But I’m excited to find out. I think we could never have seen 10 years ahead.
Tom Hiddleston has been resurrected and killed so many times over the last decade even he is unsure what the MCU has in store for him and Loki. The actor's apparent uncertainty speaks to the truly unpredictable nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Studios' plans for it. The studio has made it noticeably clear that shows such as Loki serve the purpose of pushing the MCU forward by telling specific stories that link to the films. With this in mind, a second season may not be necessary.
But it's safe to assume that speculation about a Loki Season 2 will only continue, and inquiring minds want concrete details. MCU star Clark Gregg revealed he and Hiddleston talked about the Disney+ series and, according to Gregg, the Loki star shot more than the announced six episodes, with 10 or 12 episodes having allegedly been filmed. This would theoretically set Loki up for another season. If true, this would mark a change for MCU TV shows, and the Hiddleston-led would sit alongside Marvel's What If...? as a series that runs more than 10 episodes.
The time-traveling nature of Loki might allow for another season, especially after the events of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and that rumored timeline-diverging adventure in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Considering the direction Kevin Feige and Marvel seem to be going with the multiverse, Loki Season 2 could fit right in with those plans.
Hopefully, the House of Mouse will consider viewers’ feelings when deciding on the future of Loki. But before fans can get a second season, they need to watch the first season when it arrives on June 9 on Disney+.