Has Loki Season 2 Already Filmed? Missing Scenes Theory Explained

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Loki episode 6.

The end of Loki reveals the series will return for season 2, and a theory about missing scenes may show it’s already been filmed. Throughout Loki season 1, the series has been scant on credits scenes. Ahead of the finale, the most significant credits moment came in Loki episode 4, with an additional scene showing alternate versions of Loki living in the Void at the end of time. However, the Loki finale changes that. In a surprise credits moment in the finale, the series reveals an image of the Time Variance Authority’s Loki Laufeyson file. This is promptly stamped with a message saying, “Loki will return in season 2.”


The Loki finale perfectly sets up the second season of the show. In the episode, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Sophia Di Martino’s Lady Loki infiltrate the Citadel at the End of Time, discovering a Kang the Conqueror variant called He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) is secretly behind the TVA. According to the character, the TVA keeps the Sacred Timeline from falling into a Multiversal war, and killing him will unleash countless Kang variants and plunge things into chaos. Lady Loki thinks his story is a lie and kills the Kang the Conqueror variant at the end of the Loki finale. And with that, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Multiverse begins.

Though it may be a while before season 2, a fan theory (via Twitter) states it’s already been filmed. The theory points to an interview (via Variety) with MCU actor Clark Gregg from 2020. According to Gregg, Hiddleston told him there would be “10 episodes or 12 episodes” of Loki. However, Loki season 1 has only six episodes. Additionally, a few scenes from the Loki trailer showing King Loki never made it into the show. With the missing scenes and Gregg’s interview, it seems Marvel may have already filmed season 2 in secret.

There’s significant evidence that Loki season 2 was already filmed. With King Loki moments appearing in the first trailer for the series, it seems likely that the footage will be used at some point in the show. Additionally, Hiddleston revealed in an interview (via Jimmy Kimmel Live) that he was on set playing Loki during his 40th birthday, which happened on February 9, 2021. However, Loki season 1 supposedly wrapped filming closer to the end of 2020. While Hiddleston could’ve been on set for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it’s also possible that he was filming Loki season 2.

Unless Marvel makes a statement, there’s no way to confirm season 2 is done filming. MCU movies and shows regularly leave footage on the cutting room floor. Though it seems unlikely, it’s possible that King Loki was cut from the show. After all, producer Eric Martin already revealed another cut Loki scene. The MCU also plays around with its trailers, constantly altering scenes before they appear in the final show. With King Loki, Marvel could simply be up to some more of its usual trickery.

Loki releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.

Key Release Dates
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
  • Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
  • The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Jul 28, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
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