Marvel Studios has moved its Disney+ original series Loki from a Friday, June 11th premiere to a Wednesday, June 9th release.
The announcement was made in a short video posted to Marvel Studios’ social media channels featuring none other than Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 5, 2021
New episodes of the show will release every following Wednesday. It’s unclear exactly why this change has been made, given that most Disney+ content — like Loki‘s fellow Marvel shows WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — follows a Friday release format. That said, if anyone was to shake things up with his own unique release format, it’s Marvel’s trickster god.
It’s worth noting that the six-episode series was originally set to debut in May before being delayed by one month in February.
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Loki follows an alternate version of Hiddleston’s eponymous God of Mischief as he’s forced to work with a mysterious bureaucratic organization to fix the damage he’s caused to the timeline. The series also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wunmi Mosaku.
In addition to Loki, Marvel has three other series set to drop on Disney+ this year. The summer will see the release of Quebec-animated What If?, while Ms. Marvel (starring Markham, Ontario newcomer Iman Vellani) and the Jeremy Renner-led Hawkeye will premiere in the fall.
Further, Marvel is bringing its thrice-delayed Black Widow — originally set to release exclusively in theatres last May — to Disney+ and cinemas simultaneously in Canada this July.
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