Disney+ Releases New Loki Featurette Ahead of its June 9 Release
Our favourite God of Mischief, Loki, is officially returning to our screens on June 9 with a new series by Marvel that will be premiering on Disney+. In anticipation of its release, Disney and Marvel have been ramping up their advertising efforts intensely for the show.
Their newest publicity release is a featurette in which Tom Hiddleston uses Loki's time tricks to catch audiences up on Loki's story thus far and to prepare them for the series.
In the featurette, Hiddleston attempts to tell Loki's story and journey through the Marvel universe in just 30 seconds.
He speeds through his role in the events of Thor, Marvel's The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
However, by the time he gets to Avengers: Endgame, he very nearly is out of time. He then waves his hand to freeze time and finishes telling his story.
The new series, which will pick up after Loki's role in Avengers: Endgame, will star Hiddleston as well as Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant.
It will also see Michael Waldron as the head writer and Kate Herron as the director.
In an interview, Hiddleson said: "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. 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."
He continues by saying: "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. 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?"
If you are just as excited as we are for the new Marvel series, catch Loki's premiere exclusively on Disney+ on June 9.