First time Marvel director Kate Herron is out of time Loki. Episode 6 of the Marvel Studios series ended with post-credits the unveiling of a season 2 production Loki the first of Marvel’s Disney + series to have an official second season – but Herron had her own announcement to make on Friday: she’s not returning to the director’s chair next season. After traveling in mystery with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in six episodes of the groundbreaking series that created upcoming Phase 4 projects such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Herron explains why she’s moving on from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – not forever, but for now.
“I wanted to say that when I joined Loki, it should always be the six episodes. We treated it like a movie and we ran it like a movie. We did not do it in the showrunner system, ”said the director Five by Five and Sex Education THR. “So it was a lot to control these six episodes, and I gave it all my energy and everything I had in my soul and in my heart. I threw everything I loved about Marvel on it. So I always intended just to do these six. “
It was only later in production that Disney-owned Marvel decided to continue the temporal misadventures of Loki, his many variants, Sylvie, Time Variance Authority agent Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Miss Minutes (voice of Tara Strong).
“It was such a huge compliment and a joy that when we came into production much later, Marvel and Disney were like ‘Ah, man. This is excellent and we will continue.’ So I just want my part done, but I’m really excited to see where it’s going next, “said Herron.” So I gave it all I have and it came from somewhere with love. I really enjoyed working on it and I hope to work with Marvel again in the future. They changed my life and I just love Marvel as much as I’m sure people can tell from the amount of Easter eggs and references I made throughout. “
“But I just want to have done my part Loki, at least for now and I’m excited to see where it goes as a fan, ”Herron added.
Loki lead author Michael Waldron may also be leaving this position ahead of season 2. Waldron has previously signed a joint deal with Disney pointing to projects such as the Sam Raimi-directed Doctor Strange 2 and untitled producer Kevin Feige Star wars movie.
Marvel has not announced a release date for Loki Season 2. All six episodes of Loki Season 1 is now streaming on Disney +.
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