Marvel Studios and Disney+ announced release premieres for the second season of Loki and the Hawkeye spin-off series Echo during Disney Upfront on May 16.
The second season of the hit-series Loki will premiere on October 6 with Echo set to hit the stream service on November 29. With these two series releases comes a few firsts for Marvel Studios. Loki is Marvel’s first ever second season on Disney+ and Echo will release all episodes of the series at once, a first for a Marvel Studios Disney+ series.
During the announcement, Kevin Feige touted the return of Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Sophia DiMartino from the first season, as well as the appearance of Oscar-winning Ke Huy Quan. No mention was made about the return of Jonathan Majors, reprising his role as a Kang The Conqueror variant from the first season and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Eric Martin will return as the sole writer for all upcoming season two episodes, while Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will direct the show.
Echo will continue the story of Maya Lopez, played by Alaqua Cox, from the Hawkeye series. The cast also includes Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/King Pin and Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
This announcement solidifies Marvel’s plan to slow down the streaming series releases with only three debuting in 2023. Secret Invasion hits Disney+ this summer in addition the two new premieres. Originally Ironheart and Agatha: Coven of Chaos were set to debut in 2023, but both having been sense moved to 2024’s schedule.
All the series in 2023 take place as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5.
Next up in theaters is Marvel Studios’ The Marvels coming to a big screen near you on November 10. But first, a non-MCU film will hit theaters in the form of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on June 2.