Loki is a known trickster, but what happens when the trickster’s tricks have all been documented? That’s what the new Disney+ series Loki will explore.
The Loki we spent the most time with in the Marvel Cinematic Universe died in Avengers: Infinity War, killed by Thanos before the Snap. However, the show stars a Loki from a different timeline, from right after he’s arrested for stealing the Tesseract at the end of the first Avengers movie.
He escapes and finds himself encountering the Time Variance Authority, which needs his help them putting the timeline back together. Naturally, Loki sees this as an opportunity to get into even more trouble, but as Owen Wilson’s Mobius points out, they know every one of his tricks, so they’re watching him carefully. For Loki, this just presents a fun new challenge.
Watch the new trailer for Marvel’s Loki on Disney+
The TVA seems to think they can keep Loki in line long enough to fix the corrupted timeline, but can you really contain the trickster god?
The fancy collar around Loki’s neck is meant to keep him in line, which will likely only make things worse for the TVA. If there was ever a master of loopholes, it’s Loki. He will find the way to get around these limits and hijinks will ensue.
It’s too early to tell whether Loki can be labeled a comedy, but the interplay between Hiddleston and Wilson is bound to lead to some comedic back and forth. Loki can’t help but do what he does best while Mobius tries to keep him under control. The more the TVA tries to hold him back, the harder he’s going to try to be himself.
Loki debuts June 11 on Disney+.