Regarding speculation about Loki Season 2, Tom Hiddleston along with other cast members on the D23 Expo stage revealed that when Loki returned to TVA, no one recognized who he was.
Is he in a different timeline? Or a different plane of the multiverse? The question of how Loki got there will be the one answered in the explanation below.
Tom Hiddleston Says About Loki Season 2
Revealed via The Direct, as part of Loki’s second season and a small amount of footage seen by fans shows Loki returning to the TVA offices after the end of the first season. But everything is different. The offices are dirty and run down.
Loki slowly explored the building and then hit a wall with a staff that opened to reveal a statue of Kang.
He begins to work with Mobius (played by Owen Wilson) who no longer recognizes him to find out what happened and try to stop them before it’s too late. And don’t worry, you also get a glimpse of Sophie DiMartino’s Sylvie, who seems to be going through a rough patch after choosing to let chaos reign in the multiverse.
Sylvie looks like she’s in a record shop in London and a bunch of Loki variants teaming up in London. Loki and Mobius are then seen joking around over coffee.
Next up is Ke Huy Quan, who joins as a new character, who is seen in the footage as the owner of some kind of futuristic shop.
The cast also appeared on stage to discuss more about what to expect from Loki’s second season.
“Season two continues from season one,” said Tom Hiddleston.
“Loki is back with TVA. He has a very difficult confrontation with Sylvie. And Mobius and Hunter B13 have no idea who he is. There are many new and returning characters to explore an ever-expanding and far more dangerous multiverse,” he added.
When Loki Season 2 Will Be Released?
After Hollywood was threatened with a writers’ strike earlier this month, NPR newly reported that Writers and production companies are grappling with how to reconcile drastically different ideas of how the media business should handle streaming platforms. It’s a new version of their perennial disagreement over residual payments — the money that writers get when their material is reused. And compared to the last big strike, which lasted from 2007 to 2008, new players are involved.
With a potential writers’ strike getting serious, Marvel Studios’ business could very possibly be impacted by its upcoming MCU movies. If a strike were to happen, no Hollywood writer would be permitted to do their job until a new contract was signed with the studios.
With many MCU films (and series) currently in the works, a strike would throw Marvel Studios and Disney for a major loop, as writers often rework scripts even while a movie is in production. This is obviously including Loki Season 2.
About Loki And Sylvie’s Relationship
A romantic fling between Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and a Loki variant (Sophia Di Martino). Aka a female version of Loki, their relationship of sorts is labeled by some as “incest.”
Technically, Loki and Sylvie aren’t brother and sister, but different versions of the same person. Some have labeled this “self-cest” (just check Twitter). Thankfully, quoted from C Net, Kate Herron as the director of all six episodes of the first season has stepped in to clear the air.
“My interpretation of it is that they’re both Lokis, but they aren’t the same person,” Herron said in a recent interview with Polygon. “I don’t see them as being like brother and sister. They have completely different backgrounds … and I think that’s really important to her character. They sort of have the same role in terms of the universe and destiny, but they won’t make the same decisions.”
Herron added that the relationship symbolizes “self-love.”
“[The show is] looking at the self and asking ‘What makes us?'” Herron said. “I mean, look at all the Lokis across the show, they’re all completely different. I think there’s something beautiful about his romantic relationship with Sylvie, but they’re not interchangeable.”
Here’s what series creator Michael Waldron — who’s also the co-writer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — had to say about the romantic relationship.
“That was one of the cruxes of my pitch [for the series], that there was going to be a love story,” Waldron said in an interview published on Marvel.com. “We went back and forth for a little bit about, like do we really want to have this guy fall in love with another version of himself? Is that too crazy? But in a series that, to me, is ultimately about self-love, self-reflection, and forgiving yourself, it just felt right that that would be Loki’s first real love story.”
Herron added that there’s no better match for Loki than himself.
“Who’s a better match for Loki than himself? The whole show is about identity. It’s about him and he is on a very different path, and he is on a different journey. He sees things in Sylvie that he is like, ‘Oh, I’ve been there. I know what you feel.’ But she’s like, ‘Well, I don’t feel that way.'”
“And I think that was the kind of fun thing about it. She is him, but she’s not him. They’ve had such different life experiences. So just from an identity perspective, it was interesting to dig into that.”