Owen Wilson will join the upcoming “Loki” series starring Tom Hiddleston that’s headed to Disney+ next year.
Wow. Owen Wilson is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The veteran actor best known for roles in comedies such as “Wedding Crashers” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” has been added to the cast of the upcoming “Loki” series on Disney+.
Wilson is expected to play a major role in the series opposite Tom Hiddleston, who will reprise his role as the mischievous Loki after playing that part in several films including the original “Avengers” as well as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
There’s no word on the role that Wilson will play but he’s expected to another lead on the series along with Hiddleston.
“Loki” takes place in an alternate universe that split apart from main Marvel storyline after the Avengers traveled back in time to collect the Infinity Stones in order to undo the damage that Thanos did when he snapped his fingers and wiped out half of life in the universe. When Tony Stark failed to take back the Tesseract in the alternate timeline, Loki grabbed the stone and made his escape after initially losing the battle to the Avengers in the plot from the first “Avengers” film.
The new “Loki” series will find out what happened to the character after he made his escape with the Infinity Stone. It’s also expected that Loki will tie back into the upcoming feature film “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which — as the title suggests — will introduce the multiverse into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Loki” is currently underway with production with the series expected to debut on the Disney+ streaming service next year. The first two Disney+ Marvel series — “Falcon and Winter Soldier” as well as “WandaVision” — will debut in 2020. Stay tuned for more details on exact premiere dates when they are revealed.