The first season of Loki may have ended its run on Disney+, but that doesn’t mean the God of Mischief will no longer be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As the series prepares for a second season renewal, actor Tom Hiddleston has expressed his delight at the news, which was first confirmed via a mid-credits scene in the finale episode.
In an interview with Marvel.com, the man shared that he’s currently working the details out with the team on the project. “I am so grateful that we got to do Season 1, I still am not quite able to process that we get to have another go at this. I am so excited by the possibilities,” he said. “We are already in discussions. Deep, deep, deep discussions. I can’t wait to get started.”
Showing his gratitude to the fans and weekly audience, he added, “I want to say thank you to the audience because without the audience, we wouldn’t be able to make a Season 2. I hope Season 1 was full of surprises. And I think Season 2 will be full of even more.”
The enthusiasm was echoed by show director Kate Herron, who unfortunately won’t be returning for the ride. Speaking to Deadline, she revealed that she had always planned to hop onboard for just one season, hinting that this second season might not have been in the cards from the start.
“I’m not returning,” Herron affirmed. “I always planned to be just on for this, and to be honest, Season 2 wasn’t in the – that’s something that just came out, and I’m so excited.”
“I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all,” she explained. “I’m working on some other stuff yet to be announced.” Still, she remains excited about the upcoming season, and will be looking forward to it as a Marvel fan.
As of yet, there are no details on what the Loki sequel could entail, but the continuation doesn’t really come as a surprise. Now that the identity of the man who’s been pulling all the strings has been revealed in grand fashion, the series only leaves behind more questions than answers, especially with its cliffhanger ending.
Loki won’t just be returning for the second season, however. With the final episode establishing a good stage setup for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans can expect the trickster god to make yet another appearance on the silver screen in the near future, as Marvel once again demonstrates its prowess in navigating between television and film seamlessly.
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John Wick originally started out as revenge movie about a retired hitman, by the way of Keanu Reeves, who reawakened his killer instincts after the murder of his dog, but it has since grown into a separate universe built on tons of world-building content. Unveiled earlier this year as one of the projects on the list, The Continental is now gearing up for a reworked format with director Albert Hughes at the helm.
Originally planned as a spin-off series that focuses on the fictional chain of hotels for assassins within the Wick universe, the title will instead be redeveloped into a three-night limited event series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news, The Continental spans three, 90-minute specials with an approximate total budget of US$20 million.
Hughes, whose past stints include The Book of Eli, has been tapped to direct the first and third episode, and will serve as executive producer of all three entries. The second episode, meanwhile, has yet to find its director.
Set 40 years before the events of the Wick series, the prequel series follows the story of deuteragonist and major John Wick – Chapter 3: Parabellum antagonist Winston in his younger days as a hitman hotelier, as well as the founding of The Continental chain in 1970s New York. The character would later become the familiar face played by Ian McShane in the mainline movies.
The upcoming work should help to tide over the wait for the fourth and fifth John Wick films, both of which are already in development. A potential movie spinoff based on Chapter 3‘s mysterious ballet troupe Ballerina is also currently in the works, though details remain scarce on this front.
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According to HISSTANK, a credible platform for all things G.I. Joe, Marcelo Masotti, Head of Licensing for Hasbro Brazil, has announced during the Licensing Con Brazil event that the toy company will be officially debuting a brand-new G.I Joe animated series.
While no streaming platform has been confirmed for the title, a brief clip was apparently shown to the audience during the announcement and it included iconic characters Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fighting a bunch of enemies. The animation is already set for two seasons.
It has been quite some time since we got ourselves a G.I. Joe animated series, the last being G.I. Joes: Renegades, which was released back in 2010.
Now that there’s hype over the upcoming Snake Eyes movie and G.I Joe live-action series, there’s no doubt Hasbro would finally get back on pushing out new animations for the franchise. With animations, there’s definitely a possibility of new toys and we’re looking forward to that.
The new G.I. Joe series is set to release in 2022, with the next to follow in 2023.