Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you’re ready for the Loki TV series. Indeed. After WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it’s time for Loki. And I can’t wait for it to be honest.
Why? Because first and foremost, Marvel is nailing it with the solo TV shows lately. Secondly, because it’s a solo TV about my all-time favorite, number one bae. The one and only Loki. Seriously, I’ve been a fan of Loki since I read The Trials of Loki, over a decade ago. And speaking of Thor, I believe I mentioned him a while back in one of my articles. But to be frank, Loki is a first for me here at IndieGala. Which is odd, since I adore that character. Heck, I even named my dog Loki.
But the fact that the character is embodied by one of the most talented British actors working today, doesn’t hurt, right? I’ll get to everything, in just a second. However, there’s something I need to mention first. The video games.
Loki TV Series VS Video Games
Well, since Loki The Series is a product of Marvel, I should probably mention that we have plenty of Marvel VS Capcom games to pick and choose from. Just click here. From Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 (available here) to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (available here). However, since Marvel is owned by Disney, you should also check out our Disney vault here at IndieGala. Because we guarantee you’ll be able to find games that are worthy of your attention there. Honestly, they’re too many to mention. Just click here and scroll down. You’ll just might enjoy every single one of them.
But What’s Loki TV Series All About You Might Ask?
Well, as the title suggests… The 6 episode series is about Loki. The God of Mischief and adopted brother of Thor. Also, it’s the first villain-centric project from Marvel. And at the same time, the series serves as a link to the upcoming movie from the MCU. Yes, I’m talking about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is expected to premiere next year. But let’s get back to Loki.
What’s exciting about the TV show? Well, first and foremost let’s break down the timeline of the first episode. Right after Tesseract’s theft (or the events of Avengers: Endgame), Loki has the biggest hurdle of his life. He’s brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA). And just what that is you might ask?
A bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space and monitors the timeline. But over there his boss is Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson). An analyst at the Time Variance Authority (TVA) who’s supposed to make his new assignment easier. Or rather an ultimatum? Loki needs to fix a timeline and help a bigger threat to humanity. Or else he’ll be erased from total existence.
And finally, this series follows the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019). Events where Loki was captured in the The Avengers (2012) New York battle, but escaped with the Space Stone during a time-travel heist by the Avengers. All in order to get all of the Infinity Stones. Thus there’s a new time-line in which Loki is not imprisoned in Asgard and the events of Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) actually did not happened.
Great Cast In It Too
Oh yes indeed. First and foremost the lovely and talented Tom Hiddleston in the titular role. In fact, he’s been playing the role of Loki for 10 years now, and he’s still the best. Yes, if you recall, Thor came out back in 2011, and since then Loki has become a true Marvel staple. A beacon of hope for the MCU, and one of the best anti-heroes in existence. No wonder Marvel gave him a solo project.
But I’ll explain the fascinating career of Tom Hiddlestone in a bit. I must also mention the presence of Owen Wilson in the TV series. Look, I’ve been a fan of Owen since I saw him in Bottle Rocket, and I am extremely happy that he’s in this series. Him and his mustache. But there are cool actors and actresses as well. Besides Tom and Owen, I mean. Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be playing Ravonna Lexus Renslayer. A member of the TVA who serves as one of its judges. And one of my favorite actors on this planet, Richard E. Grant is in the series as well. I can’t wait to see him in another comic book adaptation. Does anyone like him in Logan too? Or was it just me?
The Crew Is Not Too Shabby As Well
Yes, Tom, Owen, Gugu and Richard sound well, but did you noticed the crew of Loki? Well, Kate Herron is a designated director of all 6 episodes, while Michael Waldron has a dual role. He’s credited as a creator and producer of Loki. Who is Michael Waldron you might ask? Well, he’s a fantastic writer who already wrote for shows like Rick & Morty, and he’ll take care of the script for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Oh, and do me a favor. Watch out forh his next project- Heels. A promising TV show about WWE wrestling that should come out this summer.
And I could be wrong, but I think that the show got a renewal for a second season, because of the quality of the cast and crew of Loki. Loki’s first episode airs on June 9th and there’s big hype about it. Oh, and according to the director, the show’s main inspiration comes from the Teletubies. Here’s something to think about until June 9th.
But What About Tom?
I told ya, I’ll get to him. Oh, how I adore this man. Seriously he’s talented, Cambridge educated and a Shakespearean nut as well. My kind of a guy indeed. Sure his breakthrough was with Thor, but honestly he had a decent career before Thor as well. Not a stellar one, but a decent (albeit short) one. And I’m quite fond of his projects before Thor. Unrelated is an indie favorite from that era, and Archipelago is another one. But right before the premiere of Thor, Tom played F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris. And of course, he was great in it.
But if I have to choose favorite movies of Tom that are not from the MCU I’d have to go with Only Lovers Left Alive, Crimson Peak, High Rise and Kong: Skull Island. Horrors and adventure movies of course. The first three because they’re awesome, and the last one because it holds a special place in my heart. And yes, I’ve mentioned almost all of them in my previous articles here at IndieGala. Most notably Only Lovers Left Alive and Crimson Peak. Since my love for Guillermo Del Toro knows no bounds.
But Loki the TV series is not the last time we’ll see Tom on the small screen. Far from it. He’s currently filming The Essex Serpent in the UK, I’m excited about that TV show as well. Yes, he’ll star opposite Claire Danes and Clémence Poésy in the TV series, and yes. It’s another TV project that the fans are looking forward to. But are you?
Are You Looking Forward In Loki TV Series?
Let us know if you are. And feel free to share your favorite Loki moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What’s your favorite Loki moment? Let us know in the comment section.