Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.
We open the movie with a flashback to the OG avengers and the infamous no stairs incident with Hulk, which opened the briefcase for the escape of Loki.
Loki is in the middle of the desert and runs into the police, you could say of this land. Loki has an arrogance about him, and we showcase that early on with the stand-off with these guards. It is a moment that sets the tone for what’s ahead.
As Loki is forced to adapt to his new prison/land, he goes through the ol employee orientation, which is HILARIOUS. The introduction to Mobius is perfect, and the casting of Owen Wilson is PERFECT. Hiddleston/Wilson has a great scene with each other that sets up everything you want in the development of this pilot.
As I wasn’t much of a fan of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision was fun, but just okay for me, Loki brings Phase 4 back to life. The writing is carefully crafted in a way that highlights the true promise of Loki as a character. They emphasize the laughs and jokes but bring an actual emotional appeal to the show as well.