Fans of the Disney+ original show Loki, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), don’t have to wait much longer for the premiere of season two.
Following the release of a new trailer, Marvel Studios announced that the show would be airing on Thursday, October 5, at 9 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and each episode after the premiere would also be released Thursday nights. This is a change from the 3 A.M. EST release schedule on Fridays that previous MCU Disney+ shows have all followed. Whether this is a good or bad thing for Marvel and their audience is yet to be determined.
As with most things, season one of Loki elicited many different reactions from the audience.
There are a lot of people who loved the show, being fans of the character Loki – played by Tom Hiddleston – and who are happy to see him finally get his own show.
“Loki’s a character worth cheering on, because there is goodness in that heart of his. It was a good series, with an interesting and in-depth story, which was well delivered and directed, with a well-selected cast,” one reviewer of the show on IMDb said.
But there are also people who, despite loving the character, thought the show didn’t do a good job with him. There were complaints about lack of character development, confusing storyline, unnecessary romance, etc.
“After the second episode Loki’s character faded away. You can’t just erase [all his] trauma, family issues and self-hatred on a whim and call that ‘character development’. Loki has become a vague sidekick character in his OWN show. All Loki fans want to see his redemption arc but not like this,” another IMDb reviewer stated.
Season two of Loki is definitely something that many people will be tuning into, whether to see their favorite character in action again or to judge whether or not the show has stepped up from the previous season in their eyes.
But what else is left for the MCU this year on top of Loki?
Following the finale of Loki season two, the new movie entitled The Marvels will be released in theaters. Premiering on November 10, this Captain Marvel sequel will feature Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. It will explore a storyline in which all three of their characters have light-based powers that become intertwined, forcing them to work together to save the universe.
Lastly on the MCU’s 2023 agenda will be the Disney+ show Echo. This series will star Alaqua Cox as the character Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, who was seen in the Hawkeye Disney+ miniseries. It will premiere on November 29.
Overall, MCU fans have a lot to look forward to this fall so make sure to tune in!
Freshman Emily Myers is a Contributing Writer. Her email is email@example.com.