Now that Disney+ and its extremely large library of films and television is out and in the world, news of its original programming is sprouting up fairly frequently. Today it sounds like the Loki TV show has found an actress to play the female version of God of Mischief.
Deadline reports Sophia Di Martino, know most recently for her work in Yesterday, the movie about only one dude knowing who The Beatles were from earlier this year, has officially signed on to join longtime Loki actor Tom Hiddleston in the role as the shapeshifter.
Loki has taken on a female appearance a few times in the comics, specifically by taking on the forms of characters like Lady Sif and Scarlett Witch. Considering both characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and neither are played by Di Martino, the show may be taking on a different angle with the character.
If for some reason you stopped watching the Marvel movies after Avengers: Infinity War, you might be wondering how Loki is starring in his own series after Thanos put him down. As it turns out, the six-episode series, set to air exclusively on Disney+ in 2021, will follow the version of Loki seen in Avengers: Endgame, who through that movie’s time travel shenanigans managed to escape his imprisonment after the events of the original Avengers film. Yeah, there’s a multiverse for the MCU to contend with now, but if you want to be able to follow where all these movies are going you probably won’t have to watch the handful of shows coming to Disney+.
Loki is but one of the (currently confirmed) eight TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will stream exclusively through Disney’s new streaming service. The first of these shows will be The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which follows both heroes after the events of Avengers: Endgame, that will air its pilot in fall of next year. Next up will be WandaVision, which will begin in spring of 2021 and act as a prequel to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Then will come Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, then finally She-Hulk will wrap up the first wave of Disney+ Marvel shows.
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Outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the superhero company is out there keeping all its various characters and stories alive in other media, including the video game world. While last year saw a pretty successful standalone adventure for Spider-Man on the PS4, the whole lot of the heroes, from The Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Fantastic Four were all part of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 back in July. Somehow it was exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, which is pretty surprising considering how huge Marvel is as a property. But if you missed out on that, every other system besides the Switch will be getting the new Avengers game from Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC this coming May.