Tom Hiddleston’s theater experience shines through in his portrayal of mercurial trickster Loki, and it’s obvious that he has a blast whenever he returns to the role, so the upcoming Loki series looks to be a treat for everyone involved (especially for those of us at home). Well, Monday night’s Marvel-themed NBA game (the Golden State Warriors vs. the New Orleans Pelicans) unveiled a special look for fans counting down the days before the show debuts on Disney+ in June, and Loki is getting stuff done once more.
By “getting things done,” I mean he’s interfering with everyone else’s plans and basically annoying the world. Nonetheless, he’s still a joy to behold, and the trailers for this series have already shown that Loki is attempting to clean up the fine mess he’s made and must atone for his time crimes. Of course, Thor’s brother was last seen stealing the Tesseract during Endgame, so who knows if the God of Mischief will work with Owen Wilson’s Time Variance Authority agent. Of course, Loki reminds everyone that he’s been “burdened with glorious purpose,” and he’s probably waiting for these obnoxious humans to submit.
Given that this show clearly revolves around the idea of time, nailing down a timeline is difficult, and we might not be able to get total clarification on that front at all. The show picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, but it’s still uncertain what Loki’s true nature (reformed or not?) will be in this installment. Thanos killed Loki at the start of Avengers: Infinity War, but at the end of Endgame, he went into Time Stone-stealing mode. To put it another way, we should expect the unexpected and accept that Loki is in control. To the Frost Giant, we’re all just a bunch of mewling quims.
In any event, it seems likely that Loki will be a multi-season affair. Marvel Studios VP of Production & Development Nate Moore recently told IndieWire that the show “lends itself to multiple seasons in a way where it’s not a one-off.” The first season (which co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, and Wunmi Mosaku) will premiere on June 22.