Fans praise Loki season 2 as MCU’s return to form on Disney+

“Loki” season two leaves fans thrilled and critics divided

The much-anticipated second season of “Loki” has received rave early reactions from those fortunate enough to have an early preview. Labeled an “exceptionally worthy & entertaining successor” and a “major return to form for Marvel’s shows,” it seems that Marvel fans have another treat in store. Scroll on for some of these eye-opening early reactions.

Comparisons with “Doctor Who”

Many have even compared “Loki” season two to the likes of “Doctor Who.” The series picks up where the first season left off, with praise being generously given to the cast. Lead actor Tom Hiddleston is once again commended for his performance, alongside his time-traveling partner Owen Wilson, and Ke Huy Quan, an Academy award winner who joins the MCU as a TVA agent.

Some criticisms amidst the applause

However, the fanfare isn’t universal. Despite the widespread positivity, some critics and viewers have expressed dissatisfaction with what they describe as a “messy” plot. Some even suggest that the second season fails to match the excellence of the first.

Tom Hiddleston, a unifying force

Tom Hiddleston in Disney+'s Loki (2021)
Image: Disney+

In “Loki” season two, Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the fans’ favorite MCU character, Loki. But unlike the Loki we’ve journeyed with before, Hiddleston takes on an alternate, “time variant” version of the god of mischief, grappling with his existence between universes.

Underscoring the “Loki” plot, the second season unfolds in the wake of the jaw-dropping season finale, positioning Loki in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Alongside familiar faces and new characters, Loki navigates an expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse, in a quest to unearth the truth about free will and a glorious purpose.

The cast

The audience will once again enjoy the witty exchanges between Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, reprising his role as Mobius M. Mobius. The cast also boasts Sophia Di Martino as Loki variant Sylvie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the Time Variance Authority judge Ravonna Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and more. “Loki” season two will debut on Disney+ on October 5, 2023.

This release forms part of Phase Five of the MCU, marking an exciting time for fans with “The Marvels,” “Deadpool 3,” “Captain America: Brave New World,” and others ready to hit the big screens. On the small screen, viewers will get to see “Echo,” “Ironheart,” and many more.

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