This coming Thursday evening, Disney is releasing the first episode of the second season of Marvel Studios “Loki” on Disney+ and just ahead of the premiere, Disney has held some special screenings across the US for fans and critics, plus some other selected critics have also been able to watch the first four episodes of “Loki” in advance.
The second season picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.
Here are some of the critic’s initial reaction to the second season of “Loki”:
The multiverse is still messy, but #LokiSeason2 has a clear idea of where it’s going, and the cast is better than ever. It’s so incredibly obvious how much Tom Hiddleston adores this character, and the life he continues to breathe into him is so rewarding to watch. #Lokipic.twitter.com/hqdn9UFHfn
I've seen four episodes of #LokiSeason2, and it's outstanding! It goes much deeper into the importance of the TVA, introduces terrific new characters (Ke Huy Quan is PERFECT as O.B.), and takes S1 characters down wild avenues. I screamed at the conclusion of Ep. 4. Huge recommend pic.twitter.com/8cblDLLGgg
Loki season two cements the series as the best of the Disney+ Marvel shows. It's about as self-contained as they get. For those that have checked out, check back in for this show. It's dark, dreary, and has that impending sense of doom that only Kang can bring #LokiSeason2#Lokipic.twitter.com/2pI7jvjTaK
What I really appreciate about #LokiSeason2 is that it feels like an MCU story that needs to be told. I've enjoyed the TV shows and movies of the Multiverse Saga to varying degrees thus far. However, this series just has a true sense of urgency that some of its peers don't have. pic.twitter.com/L61iAoLgQt
#LokiSeason2 is an intense, intimate deep dive on the nuance of free will vs pre-determinism. Whacky sci-fi ideas engross the terrifying world of the TVA but the integrity of the epic story is the emotional depths granted to its remarkable ensemble. 4 Eps in it's MCU in top form. pic.twitter.com/c2VdypyRtD
#LokiSeason2 is lightning fast-paced, high stakes, unfiltered chaos, and frankly, it's incredible. Story moves quick but with good flow, bromance and the supporting cast (especially Quan) are amazing, score is euphoric, and the cinematography is breathtaking. #LOKI IS BACK! pic.twitter.com/Z3ZMJpoGgb
Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season 2 stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan DeLeeuw and Kasra Farahani are the directors for the six-episode series. Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kevin R. Wright, Tom Hiddleston, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Eric Martin and Michael Waldron are the executive producers, and Trevor Waterson serves as co-executive producer. Eric Martin is the head writer.
The first episode of Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season 2 launches exclusively on Disney+ at 6:00 P.M. PT / 9:00 P.M. ET on Thursday, 5th October 2023. The entire first season of “Loki” is also available to stream now on Disney+.
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