Everything We Know About 'Loki' Season 2

With a certain new villain in the mix, 'Loki' could head in many different directions.

jonathan majors in loki as kang
Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

Tom Hiddleston's Loki at last graced our television screens via Disney+ in 2021 with his glorious presence in the first season of his series, after returning from the dead yet again to bring more mischief upon the Sacred Timeline. Kidnapped from a multiverse branch by the Time Variance Authority, the God of Mischief spent six episodes of Loki manipulating the TVA into showing him their true colors, and making a couple of friends along the way. With the show's Season 1 finale, the TVA was revealed to be the sham Loki always suspected it to be, watched over by a sinister character we're likely to see a lot more of very, very soon. After watching that final episode, you're probably wondering, WHEN WILL LOKI BE BACK??? Here are all the answers we have for you.

Will there be another season of Loki?

Yes! Disney+ officially renewed Loki for a second season, which they confirmed in a title card at the end of the finale's credits! Yay!

Loki was the first of Disney+'s Marvel series to be renewed so quickly—The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (which we suppose is now called Captain America and the Winter Soldier?) never announced an official renewal, and WandaVision was always planned to be a one-off limited series. But, given the freedom allowed by Loki's format, the show could continue for multiple seasons before running into any MCU snags.

When will Loki Season 2 be released? 

During Marvel's avalanche of announcements at 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige revealed that Loki Season 2 will be in "Phase 5" and will drop Summer 2023. In July 2022, paparazzi photos (which you can see below) surfaced of the cast on set and in costume.

What will be the plot of Loki Season 2?

Nothing has been revealed yet plot-wise, but based on the finale, you know that Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) made his first appearance as Kang the Conqueror—though he was referred to in this episode as "He Who Remains." He warned Loki and Sylvie that if they killed him, they'd unleash a multiverse's worth of infinite Kangs, some good and some evil, so that's likely to be what Season 2 will revolve around. In the final moments of the episode, Loki himself returns to the TVA only to discover no one knows who he is, and the giant statues of the lizard-faced Time-Keepers have been replaced with one large statue of He Who Remains.

Who will be in Loki Season 2?

Tom Hiddleston will definitely be returning as Loki, as will Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Owen Wilson as Moebius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Judge Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains (*cough* Kang *cough*). Blindspotting's Rafael Casal has also joined the cast, according to Deadline. There's also a possibility we could see young Jack Veal as Kid Loki, and hopefully fan-favorite reptilian Crocki will return.

How will Loki tie into the MCU movies?

Unlike WandaVision, which was officially announced to lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (somehow), Loki doesn't have a definitive film that it's leading towards. We know that Majors is playing Kang because he was cast as Kang in fall 2020 in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but now we know that won't be his debut as the character. Will he start popping up in more Marvel stuff after this? Almost certainly. At Comic Con, Feige announced that the next "phases" of the MCU are leading up to the double Avengers flicks: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Kang is going to be sticking around for a while. 

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Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.