Loki may or may not be dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the god of mischief is getting himself a home on television thanks to Disney’s new streaming service. Disney+ seems to be big into bringing back characters who seemed to have met their end on the silver screen and Loki is no exception.
As the actual release of Disney+ nears, the service will need some exclusive content to offer people wary of adding yet another streaming subscription to their monthly bills. And Disney is hoping to alleviate those fears by giving some of its most beloved characters from its recent acquisitions — Marvel and Star Wars — a bit more attention.
On Thursday, Disney announced that Disney+ would have at least two new shows airing exclusively on the streaming service. The first would revive Diego Luna’s Andor character from Rogue One for a swashbuckling Star Wars show. The other, meanwhile, also revives a character who perished in the last film in which he appeared.
Buried in the news about a Rogue One-inspired live action TV show was a paragraph about a Marvel series staring Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
Disney+ is also assembling a live-action series centered around a fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iger today confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston.
Disney’s announcement about Disney+ focuses a lot on its Star Wars news, and that they were able to keep Hiddleston in his role as Loki is big here. There are a lot of fans clamoring for Loki to get more attention, and this certainly seems like a strong place to start. Few details about the show, the service, and its price are out there, but if Marvel fans truly get what they want, it’s hard to put a price on satisfaction here.