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Loki Season 2 - What We Know So Far

Contains spoilers for "Loki" Season 1

Marvel is bringing "Loki" back for a second season. The studio's latest Disney+ original series concluded its six-episode debut season with the release of its Season 1 finale, titled "For All Time. Always." The episode packs a lot into its relatively short 47-minute runtime, bringing a major new character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time while simultaneously laying the groundwork for some major, multiversal stories to be told in future Marvel films and TV shows. The finale firmly cements "Loki" as the most impactful Disney+ series that Marvel has released up to this point, and it introduces a number of key plot points that could prove central to Marvel's Phase Four plans.

It's for that reason, among others, that Marvel fans were so excited to learn that the studio is already moving forward with a second season of "Loki." While very little is known about "Loki" Season 2 right now, it already has the potential to be one of the craziest and most ambitious projects that Marvel has ever released — and that's based solely on what transpires in its Season 1 finale. With all that in mind, here's what we know so far about "Loki" Season 2.

When is the Loki Season 2 release date?

No release date for "Loki" Season 2 has been announced yet. Marvel only recently confirmed that the Disney+ series would be returning for a second season, so it's unlikely that a release date will be announced any time soon.

That being said, it was reported late last year (via CBR) that "Loki" Season 2 would begin filming in January 2022. Assuming that report is accurate, that means there's a chance that the season could premiere sometime in 2022, depending on how long it takes to complete filming on it. There was only a six-month gap between when principal photography finished on "Loki" Season 1 (via TheDirect) and when it made its premiere, so if the season does begin shooting this year or in the early months of 2022, then it's very possible it could premiere next year.

That's based largely on what the turnaround time was for "Loki" Season 1, and it's possible that the post-production process for Season 2 could take longer. The season's release date also depends on how far along Marvel is into the writing process, and as of right now, this is unknown. Marvel may want to release "Loki" Season 2 after or before one of its other upcoming films or shows, which could greatly affect its release schedule.

Who is in the cast of Loki Season 2?

Thanks to the "Loki will return in Season 2" message shown at the end of the show's Season 1 finale, it seems safe to say that Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role as the God of Mischief. There's no reason to believe that a number of the series' other core cast members won't also return in "Loki" Season 2, including Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Wunmi Mosaku.

All of those actors' characters were still alive at the end of "Loki" Season 1, which means the door's still open for them to return in future "Loki" episodes. In the case of Hiddleston's Loki, Di Martino's Sylvie, and Mbatha-Raw's Ravonna Renslayer, the "Loki" Season 1 finale went out of its way to set up new adventures for each of them in the future. Therefore, it seems very likely, though not guaranteed, that those three actors will all return in "Loki" Season 2. The season will undoubtedly feature a number of new faces as well, but there's no telling who those characters and actors might be right now.

What is the plot of Loki Season 2?

No plot details for "Loki" Season 2 have been released yet, but that doesn't mean fans have no idea what to expect. The show's first season provides a number of clues about what's to come in its next season.

"Loki" Season 1 ends with Loki stranded in an alternate(?) timeline, where the Time Variance Authority is ruled by Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), and not even Mobius (Owen Wilson) knows who he is. Loki's time in this reality, and attempts to escape from it, will no doubt provide the foundation of a major storyline in "Loki" Season 2, considering it's where the show's first season concludes. Elsewhere, Sylvie's loss of purpose after killing He Who Remains and destroying the TVA will also, presumably, be something that "Loki" Season 2 explores. In an interview with Marvel.com, Di Martino teased how Sylvie's current emotional state will inform her journey moving forward, saying, "What she does with [that sadness] is yet to be seen. It's an interesting place to start another chapter."

Sylvie and Loki aren't the only characters that the Season 1 finale sets up to be major players. There's also Ravonna Renslayer, who ends her Season 1 arc by walking through a time portal in search of, according to her, "free will." Speaking with Marvel.com, "Loki" head writer Michael Waldron teased the character's future in "Loki" and the MCU-at-large, saying, "She wants to [find] who pulled the wool over her eyes. That's what she's going to go out in search of. She is a scary customer to be out there in the Multiverse. So we'll see what happens."

There are plenty of leftover story threads for "Loki" Season 2 to pick up and continue exploring. It's the directions that the Marvel series decides to take those different storylines in, however, that remains a mystery for the time being.