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Loki: How to watch Marvel’s new series – plus everything we know about it so far

This upcoming Marvel series will focus on Thor’s badly-behaved yet charming brother. Here’s everything we know so far about Loki.

No new Marvel Cinematic Universe movies hit the screens in 2020, but the studio is making up for lost time with plenty of new superhero content this year. The one that’s surely excited fans the most is a series dedicated to the exploits of Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston as the loveable rogue.

When is Loki coming out?

The release date for Loki is 9 June, 2021 and each episode will stream on following Wednesdays.

Originally it had been intended to have a weekly Friday release… but I’ll let Tom Hiddleston explain:

This makes it the third MCU TV series to have been released this year, following on from WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Read more: Marvel – All the new TV series and movies announced by Disney

It won’t be the last either; we’ve still yet to see Hawkeye, What If…? and Ms Marvel, which are also due out this year. And that’s without even mentioning films such as Black Widow, Eternals, or Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Where can I watch Loki?

Loki will be streaming exclusively on Disney Plus, available via this link. The monthly subscription cost is £5.99, or else you can buy a year’s membership for £59.99.

If you’re a Marvel fan then this subscription fee is probably well worth your while, as it boasts all the movies and TV series featuring your favourite comic book characters. On top of that, you’ll have access to Star Wars, Pixar and 20th Century Fox properties.

What is Loki about?

Disney has given us a big taste of what to expect from this intriguing series. In the first trailer, Loki seems to be held captive by a mysterious organisation called the TVA, whose main agent is played by Owen Wilson (“Wooow“).

The second trailer (below) gives a bit more detail, seeming to depict a Kafkaesque bureaucracy led by “timekeepers” who seek to fix reality after it was broken by Loki’s theft of the tesseract. 

And then, in a move to pique your interest that little bit further, the entire opening scene of the first episode was released ahead of the series’ launch, and it’s free to watch via the embedded YouTube video below:

Once again it seems that Disney is keen to push the envelope with its TV series, as it most impressively showed with WandaVision, in a way that might have been deemed too radical for the cinema. We’re excited to see how it comes off.

 

 

 

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