There are just a few days until Loki season 2 premieres on Disney Plus, with Tom Hiddleston continuing his role as the God of Mischief.
Before the return of the well-loved Marvel series, there has been much debate among fans concerning Jonathan Majors’ role following his incarceration.
The New York Police Department said in March that the actor had been detained after being accused of beating a lady in a domestic quarrel, which he disputed.
At the time, his representative stated that he had “done nothing wrong” and that they were looking forward to “clearing his name.” He was no longer in police custody, it was learned.
Executive producer Kevin Wright addressed Majors’ arrest in a new interview, when asked if the allegations forced any changes to Loki.
In the current season, Majors portrays Victor Timely, a version of He Who Remains, a mystery character revealed at the conclusion of season one as the man who had been secretly administering the Time Variance Authority (TVA).
The actor returned as Kang the Conqueror, another form of He Who Remains, in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania, with Kang also expected to feature in the next flicks Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
While Loki season two finished filming in 2022, Wright was asked whether Majors’ arrest in March 2023 led to any changes being made to any of the episodes.
‘No. This is maybe — not maybe — this is the first Marvel series to never have any additional photography,’ he told Variety.
‘The story that is on screen is the story we set out to make. We went out there with a very specific idea of what we wanted this to be, and we found a way to tell it in that production period. It’s very much what’s on screen on Disney Plus.’
The interviewer pressed Wright on the matter further, asking if there was ever any conversation about making adjustments, given that other Marvel projects had done extra photography in the past.
‘No. And that mainly came from – I know as much as you do at the moment. It felt hasty to do anything without knowing how all of this plays out,’ he stated in response.
Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, an Asgardian variation, and Owen Wilson as trust TVA agent Mobius M Mobius are among the returning cast members for Loki’s second season.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw returns as Ravonna Renslayer, a formidable TVA judge, and Wunmi Mosaku returns as Hunter B-15, who crosses sides to join Loki after discovering that everyone who works at the TVA has true lives on the Sacred Timeline.
Ke Huy Quan, who starred in Everything Everywhere All At Once, enters as newbie Ouroboros, also known as OB, another TVA agent who’s extraordinarily handy with repairs.
In addition to heading the cast, Tom, who originally appeared as Loki in the 2011 film Thor, is an executive producer on the film.
Loki premieres on Thursday October 5 on Disney Plus.