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Tom Hiddleston confirmed to star in Loki TV series

Den of Geek logoDen of Geek 09/11/2018 Kirsten Howard
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Disney has finally put out a press release confirming its plans for a Loki TV series...

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Disney has revealed this week that it's planning to develop another in the middle of the press release detailing this new show was finally some confirmation that a Loki TV series is also in development for the Disney streaming service, which is now officially called Disney+. Furthermore, we were assured that the Loki we know and love, Tom Hiddleston, is attached to it.

a person wearing a uniform: Tom Hiddleston confirmed to star in Loki TV series © Den of Geek Tom Hiddleston confirmed to star in Loki TV series

"Disney+ is also assembling a live-action series centred around a fan-favourite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. [Disney Chairman and CEO Bob] Iger today confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston."

Well, butter our butts and call us biscuits! A Loki TV series is massively intriguing. Putting aside what this means for the plot of Avengers 4 for now (honestly, who knows), the character of Thor's mischievous brother ("he's adopted") doesn't have to be just a one-note villain for the MCU, and could work really well in some long-form storytelling. His powers of misdirection and appearing as different people to taunt or manipulate others creates a myriad of narrative opportunities for an ongoing series. Twists, turns and fluid allegiances are all but assured.

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However, a Loki TV project also strengthens rumours that Marvel is dialling back its Netflix series commitment in the wake of both have been reports that Daredevil season 3 has also floundered in its recent ratings, so even that flagship Marvel series might not be safe at the streaming giant.

Disney+ now boasts two Star Wars live-action series for definite, with a Winter Solider and Falcon series in the works, and a Scarlet Witch show also being lined up. So, this may all be worth a monthly subscription, yes.

Related: How 12 movie villains look compared to their comic-book counterparts [Insider]


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