With the dust settled from Loki season 1 and the mystery behind the TVA fully revealed to be Kang, it’s time to look ahead to the future and Loki season 2. Thanks to Loki‘s post-credits scene, a second Loki season was confirmed as soon as the first finished, but will Marvel bring Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief back from another romp through time? Or could another variant take his place? There’s a lot of speculation, but with the Loki season 2 release date confirmed, audiences won’t have long to wait to find out.


On the face of it, Loki was the most likely of all Disney+ MCU shows to get a second season. The time travel conceit allowed for endless possibilities, even with restrictive new laws introduced in the wake of Avengers: Endgame’s Time Heist. And the theoretical removal from the sacred timeline would mean that Hiddleston’s anti-hero could operate in his own narrative without the need to interact with established ongoing stories. It was always a perfect set-up, and now that He Who Remains is revealed and the multiverse has officially kicked into gear, the narrative potential is seemingly infinite.

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The Loki season 1 finale revealed some explosive secrets, including the final reveal that the man behind the curtain was none other than a Kang variant. Loki season 2 is on the way, and there are already burning questions about what the future holds for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the MCU. The notorious former villain has more work to do thanks to the cliffhanger ending and the promise of a whole new timeline, and it can’t come soon enough. The Loki season 2 release date has been confirmed as summer 2023, so here’s everything known about Loki season 2.

Loki Season 2: Latest News


The first clip from Loki season 2 was shown, albeit not much footage. The recent Disney+ trailer gave a quick glimpse of the show with brief moments showing Tom Hiddleston’s Loki back in action and in the midst of a high-stakes scenario. Also, the latest casting news confirms that Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie will join season 2 in an undisclosed role (via Deadline). A major bit of news came as Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania featured a post-credit scene where Loki and Mobius encounter a Kang variant named Victor Timely in the 1920s.

Loki Season 2 Was Confirmed In The Season 1 Credits

A folder showing a stamp saying Loki will return in season 2

A Loki MCU return was confirmed way in the finale of season 1 as the post-credits scene simply said, “Loki will return in season 2.” Given that WandaVision’s Scarlet Witch arc continued in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and that Falcon & The Winter Soldier’s ending led directly to Sam Wilson’s stint as Captain America in Captain America: New World Order, it makes sense that Loki wouldn’t be left as a dead end and that the story could continue into a second season.

Loki Season 2: Release Date

Loki's Miss Minutes Actor Open To Live-Action Appearance

The Loki season 2 release date was confirmed to be Summer 2023. Loki season 2 was included as part of Marvel’s slate of SDCC 2022 reveals. The 2023 Loki season 2 release date initially put it alongside several other shows but now the only confirmed MCU series for 2023 besides it is Secret Invasion after a recent announcement of some franchise reshuffling.

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Loki Season 2: Cast

Loki in a shirt and tie

While the idea of a Loki show without Tom Hiddleston would’ve seemed impossible not so long ago, the emergence of Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie made that easier to accept. In fact, for a while during Loki season 1’s initial weekly release period, it looked as though she may replace him, particularly after his short-lived death fake-out in episode 4. But the season 1 finale and Loki season 2 set photos confirm Hiddleston will be back, with Di Martino, Owen Wilson’s Mobius, Wunmi Mosaku’s Hunter B-15, and Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong) potentially returning, too. Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna Renslayer went missing, but she will likely also be back.

Given the appearance of Kang the Conqueror’s statue at the end of Loki‘s final episode, Jonathan Majors will reprise his role as a variant of He Who Remains too. Two new cast members making their MCU debuts are Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Ke Huy Quan and Games of Thrones‘ Kate Dickie, both in undisclosed roles. As this is a Loki show, there is always speculation about his famous brother making an appearance.

After failing to appear in season 1, Loki fans might be expecting that Thor will be in Loki season 2. However, it doesn’t seem likely that Chris Hemsworth will show up in the Disney+ series in his iconic role given he wants his next MCU appearance to be his last. Though perhaps there will be other Asgardian cameos, similar to Sif’s appearance in season 1.

Loki Season 2: Story Details

He Who Remains raises his hands in Loki

Since the TVA’s secret was revealed and He Who Remains was recklessly vanquished the story possibilities for Loki season 2 are broad. By killing the Kang variant, Sylvie split the timelines and started the next phase of the MCU, opening the doors for multiverse-spanning movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home. As for the story of Loki season 2, it will keep spanning different time periods, especially given the post-credits scene of Loki season 2.

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There have also been hints that the TVA will have some role to play in the upcoming Deadpool 3, possibly as a way of dealing with Deadpool entering the MCU. While it seems like a long shot, it is possible that Loki season 2 will feature a Deadpool tease. There could also be some more developments with the X-Men appearing in the MCU as mutants continue to be brought into the fold. Loki’s multiverse storyline is specially equipped to handle these bigger storylines, but fans shouldn’t expect too much with these kinds of reveals.

Loki Season 2: Trailer

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The first footage for Loki season 2 was released as part of the 2023 Disney+ trailer, but fans will have to temper their expectations with what is revealed. With brief clips from a number of Disney+ programs on the way, there is nothing much shown beyond confirmation that Tom Hiddleston is indeed back as Loki.

Loki’s He Who Remains Is The Multiverse Saga’s New Thanos

He Who Remains, the antagonist pulling the strings at the TVA in Loki season 1, is Kang the Conqueror. For those unfamiliar with Marvel Comics who still follow the MCU, Kang is a time-traveling villain and a major thorn in the sides of the Avengers (among other heroes). He isn’t an antagonist who shows up to cause Saturday morning cartoon capers – when Kang is involved, it is almost always a “fate of the world” situation.

The title of the next Avengers movie was announced at SDCC 2022 as The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and after years of speculation, it’s provided confirmation that He Who Remains is the new Thanos replacement for the MCU. Phases 4, Phase 5, and Phase 6 of the MCU make up The Multiverse Saga, and it was Loki season 1 that started it all when Sylvie killed He Who Remains and split the timelines. The fact that He Who Remains/Kang is the Big Bad for the next Avengers movie, due out in 2025, means that Loki season 2 will likely be just as important for the MCU as season 1.

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