Marvel has set the Disney+ debut dates for the second time of “Loki” with Tom Hiddleston and the “Hawkeye” spinoff series “Echo,” studio chief Kevin Feige declared during the Disney Upfront on Tuesday.
The first episode of “Loki” Season 2 will air on October 6. A month later, on November 29, all of “Echo’s” episodes will air simultaneously, a Marvel series first.
Feige touted that “Loki” would be the studio’s “first ever second season,” bringing the story of Hiddleston’s god of mischief and his entanglements involving timeline hopping from Season 1 back to life. While the mogul also played up the return of costars Owen Wilson and Sophia DiMartino, as well as the appearance of Oscar-winning “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Ke Huy Quan, Feige did not mention that Jonathan Majors is also expected to appear in Season 2, reprising his performance as one of the variants of the Marvel villain Kang from Season 1 and February’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
For the second season of “Loki,” Eric Martin (Rick and Morty) will write all of the episodes. The show was directed by Aaron Moorhead (“Moon Knight”) and Justin Benson.
In the meantime, the story of Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), a Native American assassin who is deaf, which was first told as a reluctant antagonist in the 2021 Disney+ series “Hawkeye,” will continue in “Echo.” Feige praised the limited series’ “incredible team of indigenous writers, directors, and cast members,” which included stars Zahn McClarnon (from “Reservation Dogs”), Graham Greene (from “Dances With Wolves”), Chaske Spencer (from “Wild Indian”), Tantoo Cardinal (from “Killers of the Flower Moon”), Devery Jacobs (from “Reservation Dogs”), and Cody Lightning (from “Hey, Viktor!” and Sydney Freeland, director (“Reservation Dogs,” “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) and Catriona McKenzie (“The Walking Dead,” “Shining Vale”). Vincent D’Onofrio is also in the cast as Wilson Fisk, also known as Charlie Cox as Daredevil (also known as Daredevil); The Netflix series “Daredevil” served as their first platform for their respective roles.
After releasing 11 titles on Disney+ in 2021 and 2022, the announcements confirm that Marvel will significantly slow down the pace of its releases on the streaming service. In the beginning, Marvel had planned for five live-action shows to debut in 2023: Alongside “Loki” Season 2, “Reverberation” and the Samuel L. Jackson series “Secret Invasion” (which debuts June 21), the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” spinoff “Ironheart” and the “WandaVision” spinoff “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” were also originally announced. The debuts of “Ironheart” and “Agatha” are now expected to debut in 2024.Topics #Disney #Disney Plus #loki #Loki Season 2 #Marvel