‘Loki’ Series: Marvel Hires ‘Rick & Morty’ Comedy Showrunner

The Playlist | 2/15/2019 | Rodrigo Perez
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Disney‘s Disney+ streaming service to challenge Netflix and make Disney I.P. the pinnacle of pop culture is moving full steam ahead. And one of their main avenues of content will be Marvel Studios. Now, the god of mischief, “Loki,” has a showrunner for his show.

READ MORE: Did Marvel Just Conveniently Retcon Loki Into Being A Sympathetic Character Manipulated By Thanos?

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THR reports that Marvel Studios has appointed comedy writer Michael Waldon as its point person and he will write the pilot, act as show creator and exec produce the series. Waldron is known as a writer on Dan Harmon‘s “HarmonQuest,” a producer on “Good Game,” another Harmon related project and has worked on “Community” and “Ricky and Morty.” Clearly, he is part of the Harmon-verse and “Loki” hiring a comedy guy should be a telling eye-opener. Maybe we should be expecting something more in the vein of “Thor: Ragnarok” which sounds refreshing frankly.

Tom Hiddleston is expected to reprise his role as Asgard’s least favorite son, and while the character met his demise in last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” before Thanos’ reality-altering snap, Marvel has found a way around this by making the show a prequel. THR writes, ” Sources say the show will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as an unlikely...
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