Following the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of Season 1’s conclusion, the second season of Loki is in the works. While there is no official release date for the upcoming season, cast and crew members have been slowly leaking information about the new set of episodes online.
Even though Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia DiMartino, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are expected to return to their Marvel roles in the upcoming film, there have been rumors that the production team will look quite different from the one from the first film.
The directors of Moon Knight, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, have reportedly been selected to direct the majority of Loki Season 2 episodes, replacing Season 1 director Kate Herron. Season 1 writer Michael Waldron and star Tom Hiddleston will both serve as executive producers of the popular Marvel Comics series.
Now that Waldron has confirmed who will be writing Loki’s upcoming season on Disney+, we know who will be taking the reins.
Michael Waldron, the head writer of Loki Season 1 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, discussed the Tom Hiddleston-led series and the upcoming second season.
Waldron first hinted at a connection between Loki and the Multiverse of Madness, saying “everything leads into everything, right?” He went on to confirm Eric Martin has “taken over” as the showrunner for Season 2.
“Well, I mean, look, everything leads into everything, right? We’ve hired a couple of great directors. [Justin] Benson and [Aaron] Moorhead [Loki season two directors] are brilliant. And Eric Martin has taken over as head writer for season 2. So the creative team is fantastic. As Tom [Hiddleston, who plays Loki] once said, there’s plenty more mischief to come.”
This is the first time Waldron has confirmed that Martin will serve as the show’s head writer, as previously reported by Deadline. Episodes 4 (“The Nexus Event”) and 6 (“For All Time. Always.”) of Loki Season 1 are credited to Martin as co-writers.
Eric Martin’s first-hand knowledge of emotionally charged and action-packed episodes from Season 1 should serve him well in his new role. After writing the Season 1 finale, it makes sense that Loki’s creator will now be the one in charge of the writers’ room.
That being said, Michael Waldron’s continued participation in Loki Seasons 1 and 2 is also good news since there will be a strong linkage between them. That the Disney+ series will have a strong MCU connection is further evidenced by the inclusion of The Multiverse of Madness’s writer, Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror.
Benson and Moorhead’s directing duties were previously shared by Waldron, who said he expected them to “elevate” the show and “make something even better” than Season 1 through their efforts. It’s fair to presume that Martin’s takeover is what’s driving this.
In any case, Martin has already shown that he is capable of crafting a fantastic episode during Season 1, so we can expect a thrilling fresh batch of episodes about the protagonist God of Mischief’s adventures in the Multiverse.