It's no secret that Marvel is in a bit of a rut right now. So who better to restore the MCU than the God of Mischief?
On Monday, following the dismal series finale to the poorly reviewed Secret Invasion series on Disney+, Marvel dropped a trailer for the second season of Loki. And although superhero fatigue has set it in for many, it seems that Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief just might be the savior that Marvel so desperately needs.
The trailer picks up in the aftermath of the shocking Season 1 finale, with Loki and and Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) investigating the origins of the Multiverse, which was unleashed when variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killed He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), the creator of the Time Variance Authority. While trying to make sense of it all, Loki is also suffering something that is known as "time slipping."
The nearly three-minute trailer is chock full of intrigue, mystery and action. We meet a few characters, including Ke Huy Quan's TVA repairman, OB. We also see fellow MCU newcomer Rafael Casal although we aren't quite sure who he will be playing in the series.
It's worth noting that there is a bit of a shadow looming over the trailer as it does feature the return of Jonathan Majors, who played He Who Remains in Loki Season 1 and Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Majors faces trial in August on domestic violence charges, and Marvel seems to be waiting for that to unfold before making any decisions regarding the actor's future.
The trailer for the series is a breath of fresh air for what has otherwise been a rather stale MCU. Since the ending of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has pumped out movies and Disney Plus television series at breakneck speed. While some of it has been good, especially toward the beginning with WandaVision and Loki, most of it has been a miss with audiences.
Marvel is no longer the box office behemoth it once was -- when almost any superhero movie could make close to or more than a billion bucks -- and its television series have received a poor reception from fans and critics alike. Loki is set to debut on October 6, 2023, on Disney+. It will be followed by the theatrical release of The Marvels on November 10, 2023.