Prepare to be wowed because Owen Wilson is joining the MCU.
Originally reported by Comicbook.com and confirmed by Variety and Deadline, Wilson is set to join Tom Hiddleston as part of the cast of the upcoming “Loki” series on Disney+. While the report claims the role is being “kept under wraps” at the moment, it does state that it will be a “major role.”
Wilson, known for his quippy roles in Wes Anderson‘s “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Cars,” and more, seems like a perfect fit. His charm, likeability, and charisma are sure to mesh well with Hiddleston’s signature snark and sarcasm as one can only imagine the hysterical banter that’s sure to ensue.
Not much is known regarding the “Loki” series, but we do know that it is following the God of Mischief on a time-traveling adventure through history after he comes into possession of the Tesseract following the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” What exactly this means for Wilson’s character remains to be seen.
While the Disney owned studio is dialing back on their feature films with only “Black Widow” and “The Eternals” slated for 2020 releases, they are confidently diving headfirst into the world of television. With Paul Bettany‘s recent comments about “WandaVision” being “Fucking bonkers,” exciting set photos from “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and plans for a “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” and “Ms. Marvel” already in place, the future of the MCU on Disney+ is looking promising.
“Loki” is being written and produced by Michael Waldron with Kate Herron set to direct the entire series. There’s currently no release date, but it is expected to arrive on Disney+ at some point in 2021.