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Tom Hiddleston to officially return as Loki in new Marvel series set for Disney+

Tom Hiddleston speaks about life as Loki during ACE Comic Con in Seattle.

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Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed Tom Hiddleston will officially return as Loki in a small screen series about the shapeshifter. The confirmation came as Disney also unveiled the name of 2019’s streaming service, Disney+, and a Star Wars prequel.

This is the first public confirmation of a Marvel series coming on a new network or streaming platform, and it comes as Netflix has ended both Luke Cage and Iron Fist. No word yet on whether this show will be directly related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, but with Hiddleston cast it seems increasingly likely (even if it turns out to be a prequel).

News of the Loki series began with a report from Variety in September that one was headed for Disney’s small screen along with potentially a Scarlet Witch series. At the time, Variety speculated that the series would be six to eight episodes, but no additional information was confirmed today. 

Marvel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Disney+ will also be the home of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but there’s no word yet on when we’ll see that series premiere. 

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