December 7, 2023

The sequence hasn’t received me over but, however I applauded Disney’s choice to maneuver the premiere of Ahsoka up a couple of hours final month. Beforehand, Disney+ originals have been streaming at 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET, so we had to decide on between post-midnight viewings or risking being spoiled the subsequent day. Ahsoka solved that drawback by transferring the debut of latest episodes to Thursdays at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. On Monday, the streamer revealed that Loki season 2 will observe go well with.

“Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season 2 launches completely on Disney+ at 6:00 P.M. PT on Thursday, October 5,” Disney introduced in a press launch on Monday morning. “All subsequent episodes may also be accessible beginning Thursdays at 6:00 P.M. PT.”

That is precisely what I used to be asking and hoping for final month. When Disney+ introduced the brand new launch timing for Ahsoka, I famous that I’d be “baffled and annoyed if Disney+ doesn’t stick with this new schedule.” I respect that Bob Iger didn’t need to frustrate me.

The extra seemingly rationalization is that the transfer has been a hit for Ahsoka, and Disney needs to duplicate it with Loki. There’s been extra sustained buzz round Ahsoka than I ever keep in mind seeing for The Mandalorian season 3. A part of that’s definitely as a consequence of the truth that that is an occasion sequence that includes the return of Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, together with the live-action debuts of a number of beloved animated characters, however the extra conventional launch schedule additionally lends itself higher to water cooler conversations the subsequent day.

We’ll see if Loki can sustain the momentum when it premieres on October 5.

Along with asserting the season’s new launch timing, Disney additionally shared a brand new featurette with behind-the-scenes footage from Loki season 2 and forged interviews:

Loki season 2 picks up within the aftermath of the surprising season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority,” reads Marvel’s synopsis. “Together with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a staff of latest and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and more and more harmful multiverse seeking Sylvie, Choose Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the reality of what it means to own free will and wonderful function.”