The devil works hard, but Marvel works harder! Only a couple of days after Samuel L. Jackson’s Secret Invasion show ended, Marvel took to social media to announce the highly anticipated Loki season two. It’s no secret that Secret Invasion was not a successful MCU project, and fans were pretty disappointed by it. But Marvel is trying to make it up by releasing Loki season two sooner rather than later.
Loki season two will be gracing our Disney+ screens this October. The trickster god of Asgard will be starting our Halloween season with a second season of his amazing show that started in 2021. Loki was the third Marvel show to come out on Disney+ in 2021, and MCU fans very much loved it and have been looking forward to the next season since.
A lot is hanging on the second season of Loki because the MCU hasn’t been fairing very well in shows lately. Their shows on Disney+ are always getting mixed reviews, and fans are always starting to expect the worst. However, with Loki, excitement is in the air, and expectations are high!
But it is hard to be excited if you don’t remember everything that happened up to the upcoming season’s events, right? Well, don’t worry about it at all! We will catch you up on every single MCU event that is relevant to Loki season two so that when October comes, you are set and ready!
Everything that Led to Loki Season Two
The MCU is a tangle of events that are all somehow related to each other. There is around 15 years’ worth of content for you to digest to catch every single reference said in every single movie or show. Even if you are a die-hard MCU fan, you are bound to forget some details here and there, and nothing is worse than missing references! (at least for MCU fans).
But don’t worry! We will never let that happen to you! We know you’re probably too busy to go back and watch -god knows how many- movies and shows (again) before Loki season two comes out, so we did it for you. Just keep reading as we summarise for you every event you need to remember to make the most out of the upcoming season of Loki!
Avengers Endgame (2018)
Loki is a story about the Multiverse, and the first time we glimpse this is during Avenger Endgame. During the events of Avengers Endgame, our superheroes travel to the past to get their hand on the Infinity Stones. They are told that any event they change in the past will result in the opening of a new branch of time in the Multiverse. In simple words, nothing might change in their own timeline. However, the change will create a new timeline with the consequences of whatever change they made. Not super simple, but that’s the simplest way to explain this whole Multiverse thing!
Despite their best efforts, events are slightly altered when the Avengers travel to 2012 to get the Space Stone. While Tony Stark (Iron Man), Scott Lang (Ant-Man), and the Hulk cause havoc to get their hands on the Tesseract, Loki is left unsupervised for just a couple of seconds. Those seconds were more than enough for him to grab the Tesseract and use his teleporting powers to disappear!
And with this, whatever we know happens to our Loki after Avengers (2012) does NOT happen to this Loki! No dying and coming back after Thor: The Drak World. No making up with Thor and helping save Asgard during Thor: Ragnarok. And subsequently, no dying at the hands of Thanos during Avengers: Infinity War. So what happens to this Loki? That’s what we see in Loki season 1.
Loki Season 1
Loki starts immediately after the events of Avengers Endgame. The second Loki disappears with the Tesseract; he is arrested by the Time Variance Authority, aka the TVA. The TVA is responsible for managing the sacred timeline. Loki, who escaped his own timeline, has created a new branch of time, which is -you guessed it- against the law. Loki is interrogated by Agent Mobius, who shows him his intended future, including his role in Frigga’s death. Shocked and emotional over his “future”, Loki stops trying to escape the TVA and instead helps Agent Mobius with a mission.
Another Loki Variant
The mission Mobius recruits Loki for is to catch another Loki variant which has been attacking TVA agents throughout various timelines. Loki and Mobius follow the variant’s trail to 1985 but fail to capture them. Loki then theories that the variant is probably hiding in apocalypses throughout time, and that’s where they should look. After several failed attempts and fights, they finally find the variant who reveals herself as a female Loki.
Female Loki uses a bunch of Reset Charges to create a distraction by bombing the timeline and creating multiple branches to keep the TVA busy. She then travels to the TVA headquarters to kill the Time-Keepers (The TVA founders) but is tailed by Loki, who tries to convince her to work with him. Loki fails in his attempt to persuade her. But when Renslayer arrives to capture female Loki, Loki uses his TemPad to travel in time with female Loki.
Two Loki-s are Better Than One
Loki and female Loki, who is revealed to be called Sylvie Laufeydottir, find themselves at 2077 Lamentis-1, a moon that is about to be destroyed. In order to avoid certain death, Sylvie finally agrees to work with Loki to get out of this moon before its demise. Their first plan to find a power source to charge the TemPad fails, so they decide to get on the Ark, a spacecraft with enough power to get out of Lamentis-1.
Travelling on foot to the launch base, Loki and Sylvie bond as Sylvie reveals more about her past to Loki. More importantly, Sylvie tells Loki that while she was enchanting TVA agents, she discovered they were all variants who had been abducted from their old lives. Arriving at the Ark, Loki and Sylvie fight to get on but still fail, and just before Lamantis explodes, TVA agents arrive and arrest both Loki and Sylvie taking them back to the headquarters.
At the TVA, Loki informs Mobius of the fact that everyone in the TVA is a variant. Renslayer takes Loki and Sylvie to the Time Keepers to meet their judgement. While in the Time Keepers’ chambers, Sylvie reveals that the Time Keepers are only puppets to the real founder of the TVA. In the chaos, Renslayers pruned both Mobius and Loki sending them to the Void.
He Who Remains
The Void is a place where every pruned variant ends up in. Loki meets other versions of himself, who have previously been pruned and sent to the Void to die and forms an alliance. The other Loki variants inform Loki of Alioth, a storm-like creature that attempts to kill them. Thinking that Alioth must be the TVA founder, Loki and his variants plan to kill it somehow.
On the other hand, Mobius and Sylvie find each other in the Void and start looking for Loki. They eventually find him and share their theory that Alioth is only a gatekeeper to the real TVA founder. They all work together to get rid of the storm and succeed, allowing Mobius to return to the TVA. Loki and Sylvie remain in the Void and decide to face the real founder of the TVA.
Entering the Citadel of Time, Loki and Sylvie finally come face to face with He Who Remains, the creator of the TVA. He sits them down for a chat looking all cool and collected. He tells them that he has created the TVA to avoid another Multiverse War with his other variants and that killing him or getting rid of the TVA can create unimaginable chaos. He then gives Loki and Sylvie two choices: kill him and risk war or take over the TVA themselves and run it however they see fit.
Sylvie being hot-blooded and angry over her family’s death at the TVA’s hands, decides to kill He Who Remains. When Loki tries to stop her, she kisses him and uses a TemPad to return him to the TVA. With Loki gone, she attacks He Who Remains -with no resistance from him- and kills him.
Back at the TVA, Loki rushes to warn Mobius of what happened. He finds him at the library, but when he attempts to talk to him, he finds out that Mobius doesn’t know who he is. He looks over at the hall of the TVA to find a giant statue of “He Who Remains”, signifying a change in authority and time.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we finally meet the real Kang the Conqueror. We find out that He Who Remains was only another Kang variant and that Kang the Conqueror (the original one) is still out there with big plans of his own. Kang means to be the only Kang out there; to do that, he travels through the multiverse, conquering and destroying timelines as he goes.
The Ant family fights Kang and seemingly succeeds in killing him and preventing the destruction of the multiverse. However, in the post-credit scene, we get to see the counsel of cross-time Kangs. This group of Kang variants from all multiverses decide to stop our superheroes from messing with their system of the multiverse. In simple words, now we will have to deal with all Kangs at once, just like “He Who Remains” warned Loki and Sylvie.
Everything We Know About Loki Season Two
Marvel announced that Loki season two would be coming to Disney+ on October 6 all around the world. As we all know, Marvel is super tight-lipped about their plots and upcoming projects, so they haven’t said much about what to expect. However, they did release a teaser trailer!
The trailer gives us a glimpse into all our previous cast making a comeback, including our Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, Mobius, played by Owen Wilson, and Sylvie, played by Sophia Di Martino, with the new addition of Hollywood’s current darling Ke Huy Quan as a TVA employee.
In the trailer, we see Loki and Mobius back at the TVA. Loki is apparently facing a technical issue of sorts where he is time slipping (probably a side effect of messing with time and space, you know? Just guessing) and trying to find a solution for it. In another scene, we see Loki and Mobius travelling through time, maybe looking for the Kang variants.
Frequently asked questions
We know you still have a lot of questions about Loki season two! Even though we don’t have all the answers yet, we will still try to answer some of the most asked questions on the web. But other than that, we’ll have to wait for season 2 to drop in October or for the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike to attend soon so that the cast can do interviews and maybe give us a glimpse into what to expect.
How many episodes will Loki season two have?
Loki season two has been announced to have six episodes. All Marvel shows are pretty short, and Loki season two will follow the same pattern as the first season. Episodes will be released weekly on Disney+, so make sure you’re there to see them all!
Who will play Loki in Loki Season two?
As we all know by now, there are many Lokis! However, the one and only Tom Hiddleston will play our main beloved Loki and Sylvie, who is a Loki variant, will be played by Sophia Di Martino. If we get any more Loki variants (fingers crossed!), they will probably be played by other actors, so keep your mind open.
Will Loki be with Sylvie in Loki season two?
If you mean romantically, we can’t know that for sure, but we can keep our hopes up. But according to the trailer, Loki and Sylvie reunite and work together again. We can just hope that they are able to get past the whole “I destroyed the multiverse because I was angry” thing and move on with their relationship.
We might not know much about what to expect from Loki season two. But we know that by comparing it to the first season, Loki season two will be an exciting and mind-blowing experience! According to an interview with Tom Hiddleston, he said that the show continues to excite ad challenge him and that the story is not over yet!