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In addition to a new season on Disney+, Loki also gets a new family.
In the course of the Infinity Saga, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was a bad guy whose domestic problems frequently put Earth and the Avengers in danger.
But when the MCU’s God of Mischief crashed in the TVA and was forced to face his demons, everything changed in Loki on Disney+, where he discovered a new beautiful purpose and a newfound family.
Tom Hiddleston Talks Loki's "New Family"
Before the SAG-AFTRA strike, Tom Hiddleston claimed in an interview with Marvel that Loki sees his TVA coworkers as “a new family.”
The first episode of Season 2 continued up where Season 1 left off, with Loki returning to the TVA and juggling a growing list of time-related issues.
In addition to being threatened by multiple Kangs, Loki is also suffering from “Time Slipping,” in which he is abruptly transported to various times and places while still in the same place.
The Temporal Loom overloaded as a result of Sylvie’s Season 1 actions, putting Casey, Mobius, Hunter B-15, and now Ke Huy Quan’s O.B. in jeopardy as well as reality.
The Season 2 motivations of Tom Hiddleston’s character were best expressed when he said, “Reality is going to be destroyed including everyone in it and everyone he loves:”
“The stakes are higher, the clock is running down, and reality is going to be destroyed including everyone in it and everyone he loves, so Loki is propelled by this momentum and this urgency to try to put the brakes on the dissolution and destruction of reality.”
Additionally, Hiddleston noted that his God of Mischief had previously “struggled with family,” including with his father Odin and his brother Thor, but that his “new family,” which is “Mobius and his colleagues at the TVA,” had changed that:
“Loki always struggled with family in the MCU, but he’s found a new family in the TVA. In the breakdown of understanding himself and having his sense of self opened up, broken down, and rebuilt by Mobius and his colleagues at the TVA, there’s a new awareness and a capacity to connect with other people.”
This is a significant change for Loki because, up until this point in the MCU, he has consistently been “looking for meaning in the wrong places:”
“He’s a character who, as long as I’ve played him has been searching for meaning. Even when he wasn’t aware of it, he was full of grievance and anger and emotional destabilization because he didn’t feel he had purpose or meaning. He was looking for meaning in the wrong places and now I think he’s found a way of giving himself purpose, which is to try to reorganize, to help Mobius and Hunter B-15 and the TVA.”
However, Hiddleston observed that “there’s more burden and less glory” this time around, despite the fact that Loki has found meaning with his new family:
“If Season 1 was about self-awareness and self-acceptance, Season 2 is about taking responsibility and trying to find a new purpose. Maybe there’s more burden and less glory in the purpose this time.”
Loki's Other MCU Family
Marvel fans are still waiting for Loki to reconcile with Thor, despite the possibility that he has found a new family at the TVA.
Not only is the God of Thunder unaware that a Variant of his brother exists, but Thor: Love and Thunder made it clear that the OG Avenger has likewise craved kinship, purpose, and connection.
It is unclear if Marvel intends to have the Odinson family reunite on Disney+ or in a Multiverse Saga movie.
Tom Hiddleston’s statements regarding Loki’s loyalty to Mobius and his adopted family are vital in the meantime.
One character arc, which started with Thor in 2011 and culminated with Loki Season 1, has now fully concluded, while a new one has just started.
What will happen if Loki can’t preserve his new family and how will he respond when his new, less noble goal is threatened?
Up until November 9, Loki Season 2 will release brand-new episodes every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET.