Disney+ has finally announced the Loki release date. A video announced released May 5 featuring star Tom Hiddleston revealed when the show will debut on the streaming service, as well as what days of the week Loki will air. Here’s everything you need to know about the third Marvel TV series.
How many episodes will ‘Loki’ have?
Loki is the third installment of phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision was first and blew fans away with its originality. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier came next, finally introducing Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as the new Captain America. Now, Hiddleston is back as the mischievous beloved Loki.
Loki died in the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. But thanks to the time traveling in Avengers: Endgame, he’s back. When Iron Man, Captain America, and Ant-Man traveled back to New York City circa 2012 (aka the middle of Loki’s attack on the city in The Avengers), Loki was able to sneak out of captivity with the Space Stone (the Tesseract). It’s this version of Loki that stars in the new Disney+ series.
Loki will have six episodes, just like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. WandaVision had nine.
When does ‘Loki’ come out?
Loki will be dealing with the Time Variance Authority in the series. The agency deals with those who mess with time travel. Based on the trailer, it seems the TVA has both imprisoned Loki and wants to use him to its advantage. Good luck with that.
The Loki cast consists of Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Fans think they caught a glimpse of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in one of the trailers. And given the show’s time traveling premise, it’s possible she could appear.
The show was originally slated for a June 11 release, but it was moved up to June 9.
“Wednesdays are the new Fridays,” Hiddleston says in the video announcing the new date.
Marvel’s ‘Loki’ release schedule
The release date change is likely due to the rest of the Marvel schedule, announced May 3. Loki starting its six-week run in June means it will overlap with the release of Black Widow in July. Black Widow comes out Friday, July 9 in theaters. Disney+ is likely trying to avoid competition between Loki‘s new episode that week and the Johansson solo film.
Given there will be new episodes every Wednesday, new episodes of Loki will air June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, and the finale on July 14.
Loki and Black Widow will be followed by more Marvel movies. Here are the upcoming movie release dates:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings—Sept. 3, 2021
Eternals—Nov. 5, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dec. 17, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness—March 25, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder—May 6, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever—July 8, 2022
The Marvels—Nov. 11, 2022
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania—Feb. 17, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3—May 5, 2023
A Fantastic 4 reboot, Captain America 4, and a slew of TV shows are also in the works. Loki is directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron as head writer. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Kate Herron, Michael Waldron, and Tom Hiddleston are executive producing, with Kevin R. Wright and Trevor Waterson as co-executive producers.
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