Disney has announced the release dates for a whole slew of upcoming and highly-anticipated projects for Disney+. Amongst dates for new reboots and series, Disney also announced that Loki, the new Marvel series starring Tom Hiddleston, will be debuting on June 11th.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will be the third series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe after WandaVision, and the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Loki was created and written by Michael Waldron, who has previously worked on shows like Community, Rick and Morty, and co-wrote the screenplay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Loki‘s first season will be comprised of six episodes, which will be directed by Kate Herron, who previously directed several episodes of Netflix’s Sex Education.
In addition to Tom Hiddleston, Loki’s first season will also star Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, and will include A Wrinkle in Time’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Into the Badlands’ Sophia Di Martino, American Honey’s Sasha Lane, and Lovecraft Country’s Wunmi Mosaku. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Richard E. Grant will also be appearing in a guest role.
While shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier were supposedly developed as single-season shows, Loki already has a second season in development. This first season takes follows a version of Loki that created a new timeline in Avengers: Endgame which begins in 2012, which means the events of several of the films have not happened to the character. Season One has Tom Hiddleston’s Loki being taken to the Time Variance Authority after stealing the Tesseract, and now he travels through time altering history. This jumping through realities and times sounds like a perfect creation for someone who worked on Rick and Morty and Doctor Strange.
Not only did Disney announce that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would be debuting on June 11th, but they also announced a huge chunk of their lineup for the first half of the year. March 19th will see the debut of Marvel’s second Disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, followed the next week by the Disney+ reboot/sequel, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. April will see the debut of John Stamos’ Big Shot, while in May, Disney+ will get the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and the second season of the exhaustively-titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
After Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki in June, other major projects include Monsters at Work on July 2nd, a series set in the Monsters Inc. universe, Disney’s reboot of Turner & Hooch on July 16th, and a new animated series, Chip ’N’ Dale: Park Life on July 23.
While it’s not clear when Marvel’s other Disney+ shows will be released, the tentative calendar, for now, includes the first season of What If…?, Mrs. Marvel, and Hawkeye all scheduled for the rest of the year. But considering Tom Hiddleston as Loki has been a fan favorite for years now, maybe no other Marvel show this year is as anticipated as Loki, which will finally come to Disney+ on June 11th.