Michael Waldron Talks Loki’s Issues And Struggles In Upcoming Disney+ Series

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The upcoming Disney+ series about the all time favorite villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets more plot details. As CBR reported, the Loki series showrunner Michael Waldron talked about Loki’s issues and struggles in the 2021 series.

In November 2018, it was officially confirmed that Loki will get his own series, in which a new timeline that was created as a result of the time travel shenanigans in Avengers: Endgame. As a consequence of this, Loki has not gone through the events of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.

The showrunner of the series, Michael Waldron, spoke to Forever Dogs Podcast about how Thor’s adoptive brother has to face some existential questions about his identity. According to Waldron “it’s the struggle with identity, who you are, who you want to be” and this seems to be connected to Loki’s control issues.

“I’m really drawn to characters who are fighting for control. Certainly you see that with Loki over the first ten years of movies, he’s out of control at pivotal parts of his life, he was adopted and everything and that manifests itself through anger and spite towards his family,” said Waldron.

Plot details forĀ Loki have largely been under wraps, but through his time time-traveling journey Loki will cross paths with the Time Variance Authority. It is an organization dedicated to protecting the fabric of time and space.

Along Tom Hiddleston, who is set to reprise his role, Loki will also star Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. So far it is unknown which characters they will portray.

Loki will consist of six episodes and is expected to be released in early 2021. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the production had to be shutdown, along with other Marvel Disney+ Series WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.