Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant.
I had the opportunity to screen the first two episodes of LOKI, and I have to say once again Marvel Studios has a winner! After I watched Falcon and Winter Soldier I thought there is no way Marvel could top this off, boy was I wrong. Kevin Fiege keeps delivering in more ways than one. The six-part miniseries is directed by Kate Herron, an out British filmmaker who previously directed several episodes of Netflix’s Sex Education. I have to tell you, it’s like we never missed a beat from Avengers: Endgame.
Now, spoiler if you have not seen Endgame you may want to shy away from this paragraph but LOKI dies at the beginning of Avengers Infinity War. In Endgame we see Stark, Captain America, and the gang time travels to different times in order to get the infinity stones to reverse the Blip that Thanos. While in the chaos of things LOKI is in custody after the events of the first Avengers film, and he disappears with the Tesseract. This version of Loki is the one that escaped via the Tesseract in 2012 after nabbing it from Tony Stark. The TVA recruits Loki to fix the timeline, and time travel shenanigans ensue.
With Loki, I had a love-hate relationship just because of all of the things he did along the MCU timeline. However, I have to say the storyline is brilliant and made me see a different side of LOKI. Michael Waldron is the writer of the series and if you haven’t seen “Rick and Morty” you are missing out on some real dry humor just like LOKI. After watching both episodes I was left craving more.
Tom Hiddleston as always is brilliant in his portrayal of LOKI, and Owen Wilson has missed his acting plays Mobius M. Mobius who is in charge of LOKI. I love how well Mobious knows LOKI and how well both characters play off of each other. Like any Marvel series lookout for Easter eggs and some surprises along the well, this is the perfect series for what phase four of the MCU will bring.
Wednesdays are the new Fridays! LOKI premiers on Disney Plus June 9th!