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Loki hits Disney Plus on June 9, will air on Wednesdays

Marvel gives us Loki a couple days early

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Loki’s previously announced release date was merely an illusion. Marvel Studios announced Wednesday that the new Disney Plus series starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki will now premiere on June 9 (two days early). That means new episodes of Loki will stream every Wednesday, instead of Friday.

Marvel’s previous Disney Plus shows (WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier) dropped new episodes on Fridays. But with Marvel Studios movies coming back to theaters, starting with Black Widow on July 9, it seems Marvel and Disney want to free up Fridays for major theatrical releases.

“Wednesdays are the new Fridays,” Tom says, and who are we to argue?

Marvel later released a new look at Loki, which shows Thor’s adopted baby brother getting up to some time-travel shenanigans — including what appears to be a trip to Pompeii to witness Mount Vesuvius erupt ... ?

Loki will see Hiddleston reprise his role as the Asgardian trickster in a six-episode series set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Despite dying (aka “dying”) in Avengers: Infinity War, Loki will live on, thanks to an alternate timeline spawned by Loki’s yoinking of the Tesseract, otherwise known as the Space Stone.

Co-starring alongside Hiddleston in Loki is Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, a representative of the Time Variance Authority, who seems more than displeased with Loki’s timeline meddling. Loki also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant in unspecified roles.

Update: We’ve added Marvel’s new “Doing Great” trailer for Loki.