Does anybody else have déjà vu? No, I’m not referring to the recent shifting of Ahsoka’s premiere date, but to the fact that for the second season in a row, Disney has announced one premiere date for Loki, then—a few weeks before the show’s supposed debut—moved the date.
Maybe it’s supposed to be a cutesy little reference to time slippage and timelines and oh hey did you remember that there’s a lot of time hijinks on this show? But mostly it just makes us sigh and update our calendars.
The date change comes with a little featurette in which executive producer Kevin R. Wright makes the debatable statement, “Loki has always been a villain.” He continues, “What we want to explore is also Loki finding what heroicism really looks like.”
Most of the actual show footage here is stuff we’ve seen in trailers, interspersed with a few little cast interviews and some behind-the-scenes action which mostly consists of people hugging each other. It’s very sweet! It also tells us very little about what the second season has in store.
But you haven’t got that long to wait. Loki now returns on October 5th, which is also the date Our Flag Means Death (and Lupin) return for our viewing pleasure. Plan your sofa time accordingly.
This post was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the series being covered here wouldn’t exist.