The first two episodes of new Marvel show Loki are now streaming on Disney+, and while we’re not halfway through the series yet, some of the characters may cause some confusion as Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is the only character we’ve seen before.
Loki has caused some chaos within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), to say the least, and his exploits have landed him with his own series; which is only fair as he is one of the MCU’s most interesting characters.
Hiddleston has been playing Loki since his debut into the MCU with Thor (2011), and since then we’ve seen the God of Mischief rattle a few cages. Loki has also had more than one experience with death, and Hiddleston’s beloved anti-hero has been killed off quite a few times.
Loki follows on from the events of Avengers: Endgame, where Loki creates an alternate timeline by stealing the Tesseract and escaping the clutches of the Avengers. Now, Loki has been captured by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and is needed to fix the timeline and help catch a very important variant...
Check out the main cast members and their characters below!
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Of course, Loki wouldn’t be the iconic character he is today without the British actor’s adoration for the role. Hiddleston has been playing the God of Mischief since 2011 as the villain of Thor, leading to his troublesome ways in other MCU storylines.
The incredible character was brought to life by Hiddleston, and audiences wanted more and more of the anti-hero; while the series’ version of Loki isn’t the same well-balanced and rounded character we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, there is still a lot of space to see this version grow. The way the show has essentially wiped Loki’s slate clean to create a blank version of the character is genius, as it allows us to see Loki in a different light.
Loki is the star of the show, there is no doubt about that, and this series will definitely work wonders in showcasing this character’s iconic mischievous attitude and egotistical demeanour in a way we’ve never seen before.
Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius
Mobius M. Mobius (yes, that's his real name) is a character we’ve not seen in the MCU before, which actually works out pretty well as his witty personality is so well-suited to Loki.
Mobius’ job within the series is to keep Loki in check once he’s been arrested, and even pleads for him to assist the TVA in fixing the timeline he broke in the first place.
The wonderfully-written character is almost like a detective, as he attends missions in order to find out what has caused the sacred timeline to splinter, so he can try to put it to rights.
Wilson has nailed this character, and his banter with Hiddleston’s Loki is definitely bringing a comical feel to the show.
Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15
Every show needs a no-nonsense character who will quell the wit created by other characters to ground the episodes, and Wunmi Mosaku’s character, Hunter B-15, is the best woman for the job.
Mosaku has been seen in films such as His House and Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but her role in Loki could be her standout performance. Hunter B-15 is a high-ranking TVA soldier who isn’t too fond of our titular character; it seems Loki must work hard if he wants to win her over.
Hunter B-15’s role is that of a soldier, but TVA style. She often leads missions and calls the shots, all the while showcasing that she knows how to throw a punch; this character is not one to be trifled with.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer
If anyone is caught messing with the sacred timeline, Mbatha-Raw’s character Renslayer is who they have to deal with, including Loki.
The character has existed within the Marvel comics since 1965, and was reimagined to be a Judge for the TVA in Loki. The character, not unlike Hunter B-15, has an initial dislike for Loki, but thanks to Mobius and his charming ways, the Judge seems to allow him to take Loki along on his missions.
Renslayer is quite simply the boss, and her decisions made so far have led to some brilliant first episodes so far, and it seems that what she says, goes.
Eugene Cordero as Casey
In the first episode of the series, we see Loki try to make a run for it and, as he does so, runs into Casey, played by Eugene Cordero.
Casey is perhaps the friendliest face Loki encounters within the TVA, and while his role has been minimal thus far, there is nothing to say that there isn’t a little more mystery to the character.
The character’s friendliness had led fans to believe that there is more than meets the eye with Casey; will he have a secret side to him, or will he simply be a friendly face within the TVA?
Tara Strong as Miss Minutes
Tara Strong is known for playing DC baddie Harley Quinn in many Batman animated adventures, and now it seems she’s lent her voice to Marvel to play the cartoon clock, Miss Minutes.
To put it plainly, Miss Minutes’ purpose is to explain to new variants (aka criminals) what the TVA is, why a breach in the sacred timeline is a bad thing, and what the TVA and the variant can do to turn the timeline away from chaos.
The animated character is a brilliant addition to the series, as she serves to un-complicate things and explain to audiences the purpose and history of the TVA; hopefully we’ll be seeing more of her in the coming episodes!
New episodes of Loki are streaming every Wednesday on Disney+!
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is a character we all know and love; we’ve followed his exploits in Thor (2011), Avengers: Assemble (2012), and other movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Now, with his very own series simply titled Loki (the third Marvel series to hit Disney+), the God of Mischief is thrown into something completely new...