Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic forced multiple films and series to shutdown, drastically changing the entertainment business going forward. Marvel Studios had multiple projects in production shutdown including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Loki.
Both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Shang-Chi recently resumed production. Other projects from the studio are set to start soon, and thanks to a recent interview with one of the stars of Loki, we now know the status of the Disney+ series.
While speaking with our friend Simon Thompson with Forbes, series star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the Beast) revealed what she has been up to, and that she is back in Atlanta as production has resumed on the series:
“I was in the middle of filming when the pandemic happened, so I had a real break, I’ve been painting and reading. Like so many others, I was at home for a long time, Not to make light of the suffering going on, but in some ways, it has been an opportunity for me to get a fresh perspective on things. It is downtime that perhaps I might not have had, and now I’m thankful to be back to work. It’s been a journey for everyone, but it’s all for a greater reason and the greater good.”
Mbatha-Raw also said that Disney+ was a huge part of downtown during the quarantine, but had already binged the pre-existing Marvel films before signing on to Loki:
“I’d already watched a lot of them. I got Disney+ when I got the job, so I binged a lot of it then.”
Disney+’s Loki sees the return of Hiddleston as the titular character, also set to star are Sophie Di Martino (Yesterday), Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), all in unknown roles. Kate Herron (Daybreak) will direct the series. Michael Waldron (Rick & Morty) wrote and will serve as the showrunner on the series.
As of now, there is no official premier date set for the six episode series, however, Disney+ previously announced a 2021 debut. We will have to wait and see if the studio is able to stick with that year.
Be sure to check out the rest of Simon Thompson’s interview with Gugu Mbatha-Raw over at Forbes.