Loki season 2 has wrapped up — but is there more to Loki’s story in the MCU? Marvel hasn’t revealed much about plans for a new season, and the fact that the studio’s projects roll out in phases means it might be a bit before we see what’s next in store for Hiddleston’s Norse god.
But Loki season 2 really upped the ante for our one-time god of mischief, as he, Mobius (Owen Wilson), O.B. (Ke Huy Quan), Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), and the team tried to stop the collapse of the Loom while also saving all the timelines. Whether or not that was the season Marvel envisioned for Kang or his next MCU chapter, we got a bit more of a glimpse to some variation of him and his genius, which could be important for the next phase of the MCU.
Aside from that, here’s everything you should know about a (for now) possible Loki season 3.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for the end of Loki season 2.]
Is Loki season 3 happening?
Not officially — yet. Loki was the first show in this MCU era to get a second season, so we’re already in a bit of uncharted territory.
The end of season 2 brought some clarity to Loki’s powers (and place in the ongoing multiverse narrative of the MCU’s Phases 5 and 6), which seems like the sort of thing that would feed directly into another season of Loki. Then again, Marvel is reportedly taking steps to reevaluate its TV commitments. And there’s nothing keeping Loki from returning in cinematic form — maybe this variant could even meet up again with a post-Love and Thunder Thor.
When would Loki season 3 be released?
Probably a while from now. Loki season 1 premiered in June 2021 and season 2 didn’t go live until Oct. 2023. That gap is pretty standard for turning around any Marvel project, particularly one that might rely more on VFX than other MCU offerings like Falcon and Winter Soldier. So we can probably expect a long wait, even after a possible renewal.
What will season 3 be about?
With Loki holding all of the multiverses together with the help of nothing but a throne, godly pecs, and divine power, it’s hard to know exactly where Loki would pick up with him. The TVA is largely saved — with the focus now on growing together and not on pruning errant branches — and everyone got some version of a satisfying ending.
That said, there’s still an open-ended air to most of them: Mobius is jealous of his in-timeline life; Rennslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is banished to the End of Time; and, again, Loki is in a tree (specifically the Norse tree of life, Yggdrasil). The show could certainly do something with this!
Technically Loki is a TV show, so one would expect season 3 to more or less directly follow the events of the season 2 finale. But being an MCU show, Loki might end up being tasked with a lot more groundwork if the show returns.
Between Loki season 1 and season 2, we got Hawkeye (which lightly ties back into the end of The Marvels, and directly leads into Echo), Ms. Marvel (which tied a lot into The Marvels), She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (which maybe sets up the Daredevil show, should that actually happen), Shang-Chi (which sets up something about the origins of the 10 rings, but we don’t know what yet), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (which decidedly ended hopes for WandaVision season 2 and explored the multiverse more), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (which continued the multiverse thing and built up Kang more).
Which is all to say a lot happened in the Marvel Universe — and that’s before we take in other major (relatively) non-impactful movies like Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, or all the TV shows that have fed into MCU canon but not directly impacted plot (yet). As things get more multiversal and the timelines potentially become more entangled, Loki season 3 could be dealing with a whole new set of problems beyond just management of the TVA.
So if Loki returns, season 3 might have a lot of MCU baggage to deal with beyond season 2 shenanigans. Only time (however Loki is controlling it) will tell.
When will we next see Mobius on a jet ski?
Is it enough that Mobius got a bit of jet ski and salesmanship action? No! Give us the Jet Ski Cut!
But in the meantime, there are some great Owen Wilson movies available to stream that you can watch and go Wow! over including: The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander, Marry Me, and The French Dispatch. Wilson doesn’t ride a jetski in any of these but, hey, you never know. Given all the timeline shenanigans of the TVA’s pruning tactics, you might canonically be watching Mobius’ acting career.