Loki season 2 has received a new release date on Disney Plus, and it’s good news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – well, unless you’re a UK-based moviegoer, anyway.
Revealed in a tweet on Marvel Studios’ official X account (formerly Twitter), Loki season 2 will officially launch a day earlier than expected in the United States. The wildly popular Disney Plus series will now debut Thursday in the US, with the first episode arriving at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on October 5.
The extraordinary Loki is back. Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ #Loki, an original series, is sliding to a new date, streaming October 5 at 6pm PT, only on @DisneyPlus. (previously recorded) pic.twitter.com/aKBPWKQY2fSeptember 18, 2023
While it’s great to see Loki’s misadventures continue sooner than expected, the show’s new release date and time is bad news for UK audiences. British fans will have to wake up early in the morning – that’s 2am BST on Friday, for anyone wondering – to stream every new episode of Loki as it comes to one of the best streaming services.
Alternatively, viewers will have to stay off social media until they can watch the show after work or school, with major story spoilers set to dominate the landscape with the arrival of each new episode.
However, Australian fans will face a similar spoiler issue Loki season 2 will air at 11am AEST on Friday, so Marvel fans in Australia should be able to catch new episodes on their lunch break.
Loki’s next outing in the MCU follows in the footsteps of Star Wars: AhsokaLoki’s next MCU outing follows in the footsteps of Star Wars: Ahsoka, which debuted at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Tuesday, August 22 in the US, which was 2am BST / 11am AEST next day.
The latest Star Wars TV show was the first Disney Plus program to be released in a similar time frame (new episode nights were dubbed Tano Tuesdays in the US), with Disney TV Originals launching at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST before then.
And lo and behold, all the UK-based journalists were holding their heads in their hands at the prospect of waking up to cover #Loki season 2 in the ungodliest hour https://t.co/yCPmfWuXLDSeptember 18, 2023
It is not yet clear whether Loki season 2 will receive a two-episode premiere like its predecessor did, or whether it will arrive on Disney Plus with a single entry on launch day. While waiting for an official confirmation on this front, industry insiders, reliable runtime leakers Cryptic HD qualitythey have already stated it Loki The first two episodes of the second season will last approximately 40-45 minutes each. Expect all six episodes of the evil god’s latest multiversal journey to be as long (or short, depending on your point of view) as previous MCU TV shows, like WandaVision, Knight of the MoonAND Secret invasion.
This isn’t the only new information we’ve learned in recent weeks about the upcoming Marvel Phase 5 project. On September 5, a new Loki The season two trailer seemed to spoil one of the show’s major plots, while its first official trailer broke a long-standing record for Marvel TV series upon arriving in late July. Let’s hope it lives up to expectations and solidifies its place on our list of the best Disney Plus shows when Loki season 2 magically makes its way onto the platform.