Owen Wilson Joins Loki Series Cast

Written by: Rachel Goodman – February 2, 2020 2:45pm pst

Could the Loki series end up taking on a more humorous slant? The addition of Owen Wilson to the cast seems to suggest so!

Variety confirmed Wilson will be joining the upcoming series. His character role has been kept under wraps.

Wilson, who has been in such hits as Wedding Crashers, The Royal Tenanbaums, and The Internship, certainly shines in comedic movies, but he’s also no stranger to more serious roles, making his involvement with Loki even more interesting.

In the Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris, Wilson portrayed a contemplative writer stuck in the middle of a major life crisis. Despite having its humorous moments, Wilson played it straight as Gil, traveling back and forth between 1920’s Paris and the present time.

Funnily enough, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, leading some fans on Twitter to joke about the Loki series simply being a remake of the movie.

Based on Wilson’s ability to carry roles with character depth, it will be interesting to see how he plays against (or with) Hiddleston who is set to reprise the titular character.

The series will follow the version of Loki who did not die. As we know from Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos initially killed Loki. However, in Endgame, we watched a different version of Loki escape New York in the 2012 MCU timeline, therefore setting us up to see the character return once more.

We don’t know much more about Wilson’s involvement with the project or how his character will fit in, but we do know that Loki is set to air sometime in the spring of 2021 and will connect directly with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (which releases May 7th, 2021).

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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