Exclusive: Loki season two is set to take the Marvel Cinematic Universe deeper into its massive blockbuster-scale Multiverse Saga through screens at home via Disney’s streaming platform. It sees the return of Tom Hiddleston as the titular Asgardian, Owen Wilson as the fan-favourite Mobius, Sophia Di Martino as the Loki variant Sylvie, MCU villain Kang played by Jonathan Majors, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna, among others.
Joining the universe for the first time includes Goonies and Indiana Jones star Ke Huy Quan who stars as a TVA employee called Ouroboros or OB for short, along with other new joins to the series. While attending this year’s BFI London Film Festival, CoveredGeekly was lucky to catch a bit of time with series producer Kevin R. Wright who had plenty to tease about season two surprises and focusing more on character building this time around.
See below or watch above for everything Wright had to tell CoveredGeekly at BFI LFF 2023.
Kevin R. Wright Talks Loki Season 2
CoveredGeekly: A lot of MCU fans would say that Loki season one is one of their favourite Disney+ shows, how would you say season two is different to season one, and how do you tackle the multiverse in that sense compared to say Ant-Man or how Loki season one tackled it?
Wright: Well, one that’s very nice of you to say so thank you, and we knew how much fans really liked that first season and so going into this we thought that it was important not just to try to do the same thing again because that could be kind of disappointing.
So, I think the idea was all those rules that we set up in that first season, just trying to take them even further. So, as far as season one, it was a lot of time travel, we’re unleashing the multiverse, and now we had to start kind of building those rules of how to understand the multiverse. But the most important part of that was just making sure that that story was driving through our characters.
So, all these big concepts could be fun but they will get boring quickly if you’re not making it led by your character drama, so it was really that, just building on Loki and everyone at the TVA that the fans have kind of come to love.
CoveredGeekly: On the topic of the multiverse, in season one we got to see a few different Loki variants in a few different shots and when he went to go face Alioth we got to see Kid Loki, Alligator Loki, can we expect to see more Loki variants in season two?
Wright: Well, I wouldn’t want to spoil anything too far down the road in the series, but what I would say is I think so much of the fun of that was how surprising it was when these Loki variants all showed up in that episode five of season one, so this season we wanted to build in more surprises.
I don’t think it’ll be exactly maybe what you’re asking but we knew how fun it was to kind of be able to ‘the audience will be expecting one thing and we kind of go another way’, and show them something kind of exciting and weird, there’s a LOT of weirdness in season two.
Loki Season 2 is now streaming on Disney+ with new episodes releasing weekly.