Disney Confirms Loki TV Show, Tom Hiddleston To Star


As excited as people are to see the first trailer for Avengers 4 – which may not even be arriving this month, after all – Marvel’s been generating a lot of buzz for some of their upcoming television efforts as well, with reports surfacing a few weeks back that told us Loki and Scarlet Witch will be getting their own shows on Disney’s planned streaming service. But that’s not all, as just the other week, we caught wind of a Bucky and Falcon team-up series for the platform, too.

Before today, none of that had actually been confirmed though, but now, the Mouse House has made the official announcement. Speaking during Disney’s Q3 Earnings Call this afternoon, CEO Bob Iger revealed that yes, a Loki TV series is coming to their new streaming service, which will be called Disney +. He didn’t comment on the other shows, but did confirm that Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role as the God of Mischief.

Unfortunately, he wouldn’t spill any plot details or say when it’ll be set, but given that Disney has now made things official, it seems that the Loki project will be the first one out of the gate, with the Scarlet Witch and Bucky and Falcon shows likely following shortly after.

Though some people have expressed concerns about quality suffering with these series like we’ve seen with so many of Marvel’s other small screen efforts, it’s also been confirmed that Kevin Feige will be taking a hands-on role in each project, as Marvel Studios is producing them for Disney.

That certainly bodes well for both the Loki show and all the others, and with reports saying that each one will have a sizable budget at its disposal, too, it seems as if the Mouse House is really going all-in on their new streaming service. In other words, Netflix should be pretty concerned right about now.