The Disney+ Marvel series’ runtimes have always been an issue to fans. Runtimes typically range from 30 to 50 minutes an episode. If a given episode clocks in at under 40 minutes, this is where the complaints start.
The upcoming anticipated Marvel series Loki second season is set to hit the popular streaming site this week and the runtimes for the first four episodes have been revealed!
According to X user @Cryptic4KQual, who is known to reveal runtime info, these are the first four episode runtimes. The longest runtime is at 53 minutes (48 minutes without credits) and the shortest is 45 minutes (39 minutes without credits). Check out the tweet below:
Now that we now have the runtimes, all we can do is patiently wait for the new season to premiere later this week. So let’s take a look back and get a refresher on what happened in season one of Loki.
A LOKI SEASON ONE RECAP
In season one of Loki, we once again meet the character during the aftermath of the 2012 battle of New York from Avengers. In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark and the Avengers execute a time heist to gather the Infinity stones before Thanos wipes half of all living beings in existence.
Stark travels back in time to 2012 to retrieve the Tesseract, but loses it. This leads to Loki taking it and escaping New York City. This ultimately changes his future and this is where the Loki pilot begins. The character ends up in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert where four people in black military suits quickly arrest him and take him back to the Time Variance Authority (TVA) headquarters.
This is where the character is shown different montages of his life, including his experience during the Battle of New York, his hit and misses and his shocking death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
THE TVA: THE GROUP THAT KEEPS THE SACRED TIMELINE IN ORDER
The TVA is a group that exists outside of time and space and it was created by all-powerful beings called Time Keepers to keep the sacred timeline in order. They look for nexus events which happen when someone changes their path on the timeline, just like Loki. When this happens, the TVA interferes to make sure things are back to normal by using reset charge devices.
They use all sorts of devices like the Tempads that allow them to traverse the multiverse and batons to disintegrate people. This is called pruning and even though it looks like the people are getting killed, in reality, they are being transported to a place called the Void, which is located at the end of time. In the TVA, Loki meets countless different characters like the TVA mascot Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong), a female variant of Loki named Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), TVA Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson), and more.
He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) was revealed at the end of Loki season one, which shocked many fans.
MEETING HE WHO REMAINS
When we meet this character, we find out that everything we have known about the TVA was a lie. The Time Keepers didn’t create organization, it was actually secretely created by He Who Remains. When Sylvie and Loki meet this character, he tells them about a version of himself in the 31st century where he discovered multiple universes other than his own. Other variants of himself discovered this idea at the same time and they all made contact, sharing knowledge and technology to improve their respective worlds.
A war erupts when some variants want to conquer and destroy other universes. He Who Remains claims that he weaponized Alioth, the giant cloud monster that roams around at the end of time, and ended a multiversal war. This is where he created the Time Keepers and TVA to keep his dangerous variants at bay. The TVA workers are also variants who were unknowingly ripped from their own timelines.
He Who Remains has been waiting for a worthy successor to take his place and watch over the timeline. He gives both Sylvie and Loki two options: take over his place and run the TVA or kill him and unleash his variants, which would ultimately lead to another multiversal war. He warns them that his variants are more evil than him. Sylvie is skeptical, but Loki believes that in what he is saying. She ends up killing He Who Remains, fully unleashing his variants.
Loki Season 2 is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ on October 5 at pm PST. The series will consist of six episodes and the episodes will be released weekly. You can check out the official trailer below:
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