(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, Marvel Studios takes a closer look at the many sides of Loki with the cast and crew of the new series. Plus, Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis sits down for a wonderful interview with WandaVision villain Kathryn Hahn. Finally, Disney+’s The Deets take a look back at the animated classic Beauty and the Beast with some facts you may not have known. Read More »
(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)
In this edition, of Superhero Bits:
- Kevin Feige makes a cameo at the X-Men‘s Hellfire Gala in Marvel Comics.
- Tom Hiddleston addresses the possibility of Loki appearing in Thor: Love & Thunder.
- Harley Quinn is getting a comic book series spin-off.
- Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump created a cool theme for Spidey and His Amazing Friends.
- Batwing is coming to the second season of Batwoman.
- The origins of Comic-Con will be told in a new podcast
- All that and more.
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Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki has been one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since his first appearance back in 2010’s Thor, so it should come as no surprise that audiences were eager to stream the first episode of Loki when it debuted on Disney+ yesterday. It turns out they were so eager that Loki ended up having the most watched Marvel premiere on Disney+ thus far, topping WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
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Marvel’s new Loki series begins with the sequence in Avengers: Endgame where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) struggle to get their hands on two of the three Infinity Stones that happen to be in New York at the same tie in 2012. In their mishandling of the time heist, the Tesseract falls into the hands of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), allowing him to make a quick escape and leading us into his own series on Disney+.
But did you happen to notice the sequence didn’t play exactly as it does in the movie itself? That was done intentionally by director Kate Herron. Read More »
Just because we’re waiting for the arrival of another feature-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of new Marvel stories to tell from Disney. This week marks the arrival of Loki, the new limited series on Disney+ that brings back everyone’s favorite God of Mischief (I won’t tell you his name, but I encourage you to look at the show’s title for a hint).
And the Disneyland Resort is getting in on the fun, with a new meet-and-greet opportunity with Loki and his newest frenemies.
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Marvel Studios released the first episode of their new series Loki on Disney+ today, sending the God of Mischief into a complex temporal preservation agency known as the Time Variance Authority. The fantastic new series teams Thor’s manipulative brother (Tom Hiddleston with TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), an unlikely partner on the hunt for a criminal who is taking down their units in various time periods and finds Loki’s unique set of skills perfect to help him. Now you can bring the time traveling detective team home as a pair of Loki Funko POPs and Marvel Legends action figures. Read More »
We have a low-key Loki teasers round-up for you, with the premiere of the highly anticipated Marvel Disney+ series fast approaching and Disney kicking its marketing into high gear. There are revelations galore in these teasers, such as the confirmation that the God of Mischief is gender fluid, while in one teaser, Owen Wilson battles audio editing. See the Loki teasers below.
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Marvel’s new series Loki debuts on Disney+ tomorrow and it’s terrific. Who knew that one of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe villains would still be going strong 10 years later, and that the actor playing him would be as fun to watch as ever?
Leading up to the series, we had a chat with star Tom Hiddleston to talk about how he’s constantly finding new ways to play Loki without simply repeating the same performance from the previous movie. The actor also talks about what he learned about Loki through writer Michael Waldron and director Kate Herron, even after playing the character for 10 years, as well as the pleasure of working with Richard E. Grant. And does the first season of Loki have an…ending? Well, we have an answer to that. Read More »
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Loki is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe villain with a tenure that stretches back to the early days of the franchise. When the character, always played by the very game Tom Hiddleston, met his maker at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, fans believed he was finally gone for good despite cheating death many times before. Little did we know Loki still had more tricks up his sleeve.
Marvel’s new Disney+ series Loki effectively reboots the comic book villain by picking up his story after he made a surprise escape during the Avengers: Endgame time travel heist that took us back to the events of The Avengers in 2012. However, Loki hasn’t made a clean getaway. Instead, he finds himself caught up in the hilariously mundane, bureaucratic world of the Time Variance Authority, an agency tasked with upholding “The Sacred Timeline.” Suddenly, Loki gets a new perspective on life, a curious new power to covet, an unlikely partner to keep him in check, and a time-hopping criminal to chase. The result is a complex, peculiar, sharp, and wryly hilarious time-traveling mystery that is nothing short of spectacular. Read More »
It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since Avengers: Endgame, but when Loki hits Disney+ on Wednesday, it will mark the long-awaited return of Tom Hiddleston‘s character, who teleported out of the movie with the Tesseract in April 2019. Since then, the world has undergone a pandemic and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has pivoted to the small screen, with WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and now, Loki, luring Marvelites to Disney’s streaming service, even as Black Widow revs up to finally lure them back to theaters this summer.
First, Loki died. Then, his past self — a 2012 Avengers-era “variant” — got ahold of said Tesseract, escaping the clutches of SHIELD and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Now, he’s headlining his own TV series. In Loki, he’s traded one set of jailers for another, with a shadowy temporal organization called the TVA scooping him up. Even Loki’s a bit confused about what their name means. “You’ll catch up,” promises Owen Wilson’s character.
And so you shall, as we look to the comics to see what mighty Marvel history can tell us about the TVA and their so-called “Timekeepers,” who could be major power players in the MCU going forward.
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