Marvel has been a bit more hit-or-miss than usual. Since the end of the Infinity Saga, fans have been split on the quality of Marvel films and Disney Plus shows. However, Loki, one of the first Marvel Disney Plus shows, was generally well-received. Now it’s the first Marvel series to get a second season on Disney Plus, and after watching the first four episodes, it’s easy to see why. Loki season two is addictive.
The second season of Loki picks up right after the events of Loki season one. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has been displaced in a new timeline, and no one from the TVA recognizes him. Everything seems to have changed now that Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) has killed He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors). It’s up to Loki to figure out what’s going on, and potentially save the multiverse.
If you enjoyed the first season of Loki, season two is more of the same, but with a better focus on Loki and the immediate events that are happening to and around him. Loki and Mobius (Owen Wilson) continue to have great on-screen chemistry, with newcomers like Ouroboros (Ke Huy Quan) making a big splash as well. Quan steals scenes left and right, and is likely to be a fan favorite similar to Luis (Michael Peña) from the Ant-Man movies.
Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) all return, and add quite a bit to the proceedings, but this season is very clearly focused on Loki. The strong supporting cast of characters does go a long way toward rounding out the first four episodes. There’s rarely a dull moment, as you’ll be eagerly anticipating next week’s episode.
Similar to the first season, Loki season two doesn’t touch on the greater MCU much beyond Jonathan Majors returning as variants of Kang. The consequences of Loki’s actions can be seen almost immediately in season two, so you won’t have to wait years for the next Marvel movie to find out what happens. There may still be some lingering threads that come up in the last two episodes, but there’s plenty of payoff within the series itself.
The TVA is rumored to play a role in Deadpool 3 and Avengers: Secret Wars, so there will likely be some story points that won’t be resolved by the conclusion of season two. Still, from what we’ve watched in the first four episodes, everything about the second season is a step above what was already a solid season one.
Loki season two is reportedly the only Marvel Studios production to not need additional photography after principal photography was completed. That means Marvel got what they were looking for on the first run, and that shows through in how well the series plays out. The pacing is good, with only a few minor moments of inconsistency. It’s still possible Loki season two won’t stick the landing, but through the first four episodes, it’s shaping up to be one of the best Marvel Disney Plus shows.
About LOKI Season Two
Synopsis: The second season Loki, sees Loki working with Mobius M. Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other members of the Time Variance Authority to navigate the multiverse in order to find Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes.
Creator: Michael Waldron
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ke Huy Quan, Tara Strong
Episode Runtime: Approximately 1 Hour
Episodes: 6 (Episode 1 releases 10/05/23)
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