In a strange turn of events, Owen Wilson has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series, Loki, in which Tom Hiddleston will reprise his MCU role.
As is common with Marvel projects, there’s no word on who the Zoolander and Wedding Crashers actor will play, but it certainly seems an interesting choice.
Loki, like all of Marvel’s announced show for Disney+, will be executive produced by Kevin Feige, but in this instance, he will be joined by fellow executive producers Michael Waldron and Kate Herron. Waldron is writing the series, with Herron set to direct.
According to Deadline, Marvel Studios insiders have said that the Disney+ series will directly tie-in to the May 2021 sequel Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen in their MCU roles. This is perhaps due to the fact that in the Super Bowl teaser Disney+ released, we see that Loki is in the custody of the TVA or Time Variance Authority, who are responsible for monitoring the multiverse and can cut off timelines that are deemed to be too dangerous.
Perhaps Wilson’s character will be a part of the TVA, maybe Mr. Alternity, who appeared in the Fantastic Four comics as a senior member of the authority’s upper management. It’s anyone’s guess at this point.
Filming is currently underway on Loki, and the series is expected to premiere in Spring 2021.