Marvel’s ‘Loki’ Series Lands ‘Rick Morty’ Writer as Showrunner, Plot Sounds Like ‘Quantum Leap’

/Film | 2/15/2019 | Jacob Hall
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The god of mischief deserves a writer who knows a thing or two about crafting finely-honed chaos…and it sounds like Disney’s upcoming Loki TV series is in good hands. Michael Waldron, a writer for the anarchic and ambitious animated series Rick and Morty, has been hired to serve as showrunner on the new streaming series. Sounds like a match made in Asgard.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story, reporting that Waldron (who worked on the upcoming season of Rick and Morty) will write the pilot and act as showrunner. No other talent has been announced or revealed, but it’s expected that Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role that made him a star across three Thor movies and two Avengers adventures.

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If you’re wondering how he could do this when Loki was (spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War) killed by Thanos and left to explode on a ruined spaceship…well, it sounds like the new show will take place across time, seemingly before the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to THR:

Sources say the show will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as unlikely influencer on historical events.

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This is a very interesting approach, as it allows Loki to remain dead and for his demise to continue to carry weight and haunt Thor while also letting us enjoy Hiddleston...
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