Season 2 of Loki is only a few days away, days People! And yet, something dull the excitement – because no one can stop the hype that only the God of Mischief can conjure up – is the upcoming assault trial against series star Jonathan Majors. Under the oppressive shadow of controversy, speculation as to why season one showrunner Michael Waldron and director Kate Herron decided to step down from their respective roles when it was time for season two raises the question of whether it was Marvel series has managed to escape the effects at all.
While the stranded God of Mischief’s life hasn’t changed much since the Season 1 finale – Season 2 will pick up almost exactly where we left him – a lot has obviously changed behind the camera. The coming season got Moon KnightJustin Benson and Aaron Moorhead take over for Herron as lead directors, while Eric Martin (one of the first season’s writers) replaces Waldron as lead writer. Why were these changes necessary? Contrary to speculation, it has nothing to do with the trial against Majors.
Why did Kate Herron and Michael Waldron cancel their respective first seasons? Loki Roll?
First of all, Waldron has only stepped down from one of the roles, as he is still one of the producers on the Marvel series. Since writing the script for the first season, Waldron has been writing Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madnesswas tied to the pen Secret wars (2027), and is reportedly working on one war of stars also a film. That’s a lot for one guy.
As for Herron, she has made it clear time and time again (long before the Majors debacle occurred) that her plan was always to limit herself to just bringing the first season to life.
“I was on the show for about three years in total. It just felt like I put everything into it. It’s almost like a campfire story, with each filmmaker contributing their opinion and perspective. I just felt like I gave so much to it. I thought, “You know what, I feel like that was my effort.” Loki. I felt like I had someone new and with a fresh perspective – that’s what makes a good season for me.”
But unlike Waldron, Herron is not tied to any MCU projects at the time of writing, but Marvel does have a penchant for bringing back its most brilliant visionaries, based on the former’s exceptional debut season Loki The director is at the top of this list.
Loki Season 2 is scheduled to arrive on Disney Plus on October 5th, with weekly releases on Thursday.