Owen Wilson is making his Marvel debut as he joins the cast for Disney Plus’ “Loki” series headlined by Tom Hiddleston.
In accordance with Marvel Studios’ reputation for secrecy, information about the actor’s role has yet been revealed. However, multiple news outlets have confirmed that Wilson was offered a major role in the upcoming show. He will star opposite Hiddleston who will be reprising his role as the titular Asgardian deity of mischief. In November last year, reports surfaced that Sophia Di Martino will also be starring in the series. “Loki” will be available for streaming on Disney Plus.
Wilson’s casting is no surprise to those familiar with his ties to Disney. The actor famously lent his voice to Lightning McQueen from Pixar’s “Cars” franchise. He is a frequent collaborator of the acclaimed director, Wes Anderson. The actor has starred in the Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Their work on “The Royal Tenenbaums” earned an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay
So far, Marvel is still keeping details about its Disney Plus shows under wraps and no official confirmation has been made regarding the “Loki” cast. A lineup of shows from the studio is expected to land on the streaming platform including the highly-anticipated “WandaVision” and “Falcon and Winter Soldier.” Other upcoming projects include “Ms. Marvel,” “Hawkeye,” “She-Hulk,” and “Moon Knight.”
Loki is executive produced/written by Michael Waldron. Episodes of the limited series will all be directed by Kate Herron who will also executive produce.
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