Another Game Of Thrones Star Officially Joining The MCU
Katie Dickie, the actress behind the memorably insane Lisa Arryn on Game Of Thrones, has joined the cast of Loki season 2. Deadline reports that the Westeros alumnus will be playing a villain during the upcoming season of the hit Disney+ series. Given the strange circumstances Loki found himself in at the end of the first season, comic fans could pull a name out a hat and there is a chance Dickie will be portraying them.
The time-bending and straight up time-shattering shenanigans that Kate Dickie will soon herself a part of, alongside Loki, is just par for the course during Marvel’s Phase 4. One of the earliest MCU streaming shows, Loki found the God of Mischief a fugitive from his own, pre-Infinity Wars timeline. Fleeing from the Time Variance Authority, making out with a variant of himself, reaching the End of Time, and possibly rearranging the entire MCU kept Tom Hiddleston’s Loki busy for the entire season.
The plot, like Kate Dickie’s character, is currently under wraps for season 2 of Loki. Most of the cast, including Owen Wilson, Tara Strong, Sophia Di Martino, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be returning. Jonathan Majors, who played a variant of Kang the Conqueror, will be reprising his role as the despotic time tyrant in all of his glory, now that his true nature will be revealed in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Loki, as have many of the Phase 4 Disney+ shows, did a lot of table setting for later films and planted seeds for large-scale cross-overs. The potential created by the introduction of the Scared Timeline in Loki is what could allow Kate Dickie to play nearly anyone during season 2. Possible characters include a gender-bent Krovac, Squirrel Girl, or even a strange time-lost variant of Emma Frost, technically, she could be anyone in Marvel history.
Kate Dickie should be capable of handling the time-twisting nature of Loki based off of her scene-stealing portrayal as Lisa Arryn from Game of Thrones. The widow of John Arryn, the man who was murdered and started the whole plot of the show, Lisa Arryn was focused on keeping her child, Robyn, safe inside the walls of the Eyrie. The first trial by combat, and the first time seeing a man fall to his death on the show, came about due to her character’s bizarre fascination with her son.
Kate Dickie’s foray into Loki follows years of guest roles on various BBC shows and other period dramas. Some of the Scottish actress’ recent appearances include Peaky Blinders, The Alienist, The English Game, and Inside Man. On the big screen, moviegoers caught her as Queen Guinevere in The Green Knight and Halldora in The Northman.
Production on season 2 has already wrapped, meaning Kate Dickie has filmed all of her scenes for Loki already. Fan anxious to see where the show goes from the infinite possible plots just have to wait until next Summer. Until then, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania releases on February 17th, and that film will have major repercussions for whatever is next in the MCU.