By the time the dust settled on the second episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studios' Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki, the streaming service found a way to double the mischief by introducing our variant of the Asgardian prince to another- except that would be Asgardian princess with Sophia Di Martino entering the scene as a Lady Loki variant. But as much as Hiddleston's Loki sees her as the key to taking down the TVA, this Loki has her sights set n doing as much damage to the Sacred Timeline as possible. And it's because of that and so much more that Di Martino's Loki earns this week's character profile key art high honor:
Here's a look behind the scenes at how all the mischief came together, with the cast and director & executive producer Kate Herron (Sex Education) offer some background intel on who you need to know and why while also explaining why Loki is unlike anything Marvel Studios has done before.
For a look back at some of The God of Mischief's more memorable moments (though there might be some he would prefer to forget) as well as a brief timeline to just how screwed up things have gotten, check out the clip below:
Now here's a look back at the preview released during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards:
In an interview with Empire, Hiddleston teased that there is a lot that viewers could learn about the series by taking a close look at the series logo. "I want to preserve the freshness of the show for when it emerges, but something to think about is the [show's] logo, which seems to refresh and restore," Hiddleston teased. "The font of how Loki is spelled out seems to keep changing shape. Loki is the quintessential shapeshifter. His mercurial nature is that you don't know whether, across the MCU, he's a hero or a villain or an anti-hero. You don't know whether you can trust him. He literally and physically changes shape into an Asgardian guard, or into Captain America repeatedly. Thor talks about how he could change into a snake."
For Hiddleston, that logo speaks to the heart of one of the show's main themes. "I think that shapeshifting logo might give you an idea that Loki, the show, is about identity, and about integrating the disparate fragments of the many selves that he can be, and perhaps the many selves that we are," Hiddleston explained. "I thought it was very exciting because I've always found Loki a very complex construct. Who is this character who can wear so many masks, and changes shape, and seems to change his external feeling on a sixpence?"
Premiering on June 9 with Waldron leading the writing team and executive-producing, Kate Herron (Sex Education) directing and executive producing, and Michael Waldron (Heels, Rick and Morty) serving as head writer and executive producer, the series finds Hiddleston's God of Mischief on the run and on a mission during his unexpected, time-traveling walkabout. Joining Hiddleston is Owen Wilson as TVA Agent Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tara Strong as the voice of Miss Minutes, Sophia Di Martino as Female Loki Variant, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, Erika Coleman, and Eugene Cordero.
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