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As the highly anticipated return of “Loki” Season 2 approaches on Disney+, new information has surfaced regarding the series’ substantial budget.
After a triumphant run in the summer of 2021, Tom Hiddleston’s mischievous deity is back for more captivating streaming escapades. This time, he’s joined by an array of vibrant supporting characters, delving into the intricate complexities of time within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The recent trailer for the mind-bending series unveiled glimpses of breathtaking sci-fi action, diverse iterations of Jonathan Majors’ Kang, and even a colossal Miss Minutes, adding to the intrigue.
“Loki” Season 2 arrives amidst a period of streaming uncertainty at Disney, as the company endeavors to exercise financial prudence after years of expansive investments.
Loki Season 2's Grandiose Price Tag
A recent report from Forbes reveals that “Loki” Season 2 comes with a substantial price tag for Disney. The forthcoming Disney+ series is reported to have amassed a total budget of $141.3 million across its six episodes, translating to approximately $23.5 million per episode for the Tom Hiddleston-led show.
Marvel Studios’ recent streaming endeavor, “Secret Invasion,” carried a staggering budget of $212 million. This sum was likely attributed to the show’s extensive four-month-long reshoot schedule.
Back in 2019, coinciding with the launch of Disney+, it was disclosed that these super-powered streaming series (then including “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” and “Hawkeye”) could command budgets of up to $25 million per episode. However, in light of Disney’s recent efforts to streamline expenses, this figure appears to have been adjusted.
Comparatively, Lucasfilm’s “Andor” claims the pinnacle of Disney+’s production budget rankings, reportedly amounting to $250 million for its twelve-episode inaugural season ($20.8 million per episode).
In terms of Disney’s streaming endeavors, “Loki” Season 2 aligns closely with the budget for “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which purportedly cost $150 million at a rate of $25 million per episode.
These budgets substantially surpass the reported costs of the first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” on the platform, as well as its spin-off “The Book of Boba Fett.” The budget for “The Mandalorian” Season 1 was confirmed to be around $100 million, averaging $12.5 million per episode.
While the exact budgets of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 and “Boba Fett” have not been disclosed, they are believed to hover around $12.5 million per episode.
Disney's Streaming Budget Landscape
The downward trend in streaming budgets for Disney projects, encompassing both Marvel and Star Wars ventures, has been widely discussed. However, the tangible outcomes of this strategy are yet to be fully realized or, at least, significantly visible.
“Secret Invasion” continues to outspend numerous major cinematic releases, while “Loki” Season 2 aligns its budget closely with past MCU shows from Disney’s prior administration.
Even upcoming endeavors like the “Skeleton Crew” and “Acolyte” Star Wars series come with substantial price tags. Notably, “Acolyte” has reportedly accrued $49.2 million in pre-production costs alone, surpassing the amount spent on theatrically released “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” during a similar phase of development.
When can these changes be expected? The likely progression will involve seeing previously announced Disney+ projects, already well into production or development, begin to launch, leading to a discernible dip in production expenditure.
As fans eagerly anticipate the release of “Loki” Season 2 on October 6 on Disney+, the remarkable budget allocation underscores the grand scale of this thrilling streaming saga.
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