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The highly anticipated Season 2 of Disney+’s “Loki” is arriving earlier than previously announced. While fans eagerly await the continuation of Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of the God of Mischief, the press tour for the show is notably missing its stars due to ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).
Marvel Studios shared via X (formerly Twitter) that Season 2 of “Loki” will now premiere on Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT). This is a shift from the show’s previous release date of Friday, October 6.
Additionally, the new release time marks a departure from the typical 3:00 a.m. ET release format that previous MCU Disney+ shows followed. According to the official press release, all subsequent episodes of Season 2 will also be released on Thursday evenings at 9:00 p.m. ET.
If Marvel Studios opts for a one-episode premiere for Season 2, Episode 2 will be released on October 12, Episode 3 on October 19, Episode 4 on October 26, Episode 5 on November 2, and the season finale (Episode 6) on November 9.
Notably, if Marvel Studios chooses to release only one episode on Thursday, October 6 for the Season 2 premiere of “Loki,” the season finale will debut on Disney+ just one day before the official theatrical release date of “The Marvels.”
However, most films typically become available in theaters on Thursday nights at the same time as the “Loki” finale’s streaming release. Given the significance of both “Loki” and “The Marvels,” it seems unusual for Marvel Studios to drop two major projects on the same day and at similar times.
One possible solution to avoid this overlap would be for Marvel Studios to opt for a two-episode premiere for “Loki” Season 2. This would ensure that the season finale airs on Thursday, November 2, one week before “The Marvels” hits theaters. Other Disney+ shows, like Star Wars’ “Ahsoka,” have employed this strategy in the past.
As of now, it remains uncertain whether “Loki” will indeed have a two-episode premiere, but it could be a practical way to avoid scheduling conflicts with the release of “The Marvels.” Fans of the MCU can look forward to an earlier-than-expected return of the mischievous Loki on October 5, 2023.