Marvel's ‘Loki’ Early Reactions Are In

The show, which finally kicks off on Disney+ on June 9, is earning rave reviews from those who have seen the hugely anticipated show's first two episodes.

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Early reactions to Marvel’s new “Loki” series are in, and those who’ve gotten a first look are pretty impressed.

The show, which kicks off on June 9, is directed by Kate Herron of Sex Education and stars Tom Hiddleston as the cosmic antihero. And based on the early buzz, Marvel has another hit on its hands after the success of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Hiddleston, of course, reprises his role as the titular character, following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Starring alongside Hiddleston are Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, and a string of others. 

As some early reactions put it, this may be the best Marvel series yet, at least in the eyes of critics. Steven Weintraub, editor-in-chief of Collider, is one of the series’ many fans and says the show pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a “new direction.” 

“First two episodes of Loki are fantastic,” Weintraub tweeted. “Obviously [Tom Hiddleston] is still perfect in the role but I love how the series is expanding the MCU in a new direction and we’re watching Loki try and figure out what’s going on rather than having him in control.”

Others, like Erik Davis, say the series is “laying groundwork for the MCU multiverse.” Check out what critics had to say below.

first two episodes of #Loki are fantastic. Obviously @twhiddleston is still perfect in the role but I love how the series is expanding the MCU in a new direction and we're watching Loki try and figure out what's going on rather than having him in control.

— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 6, 2021

No spoilers and full review to come. But so far I’m extraordinarily happy to report that #LOKI is exactly what I wanted it to be: funny, weird, and exciting television.

— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) June 6, 2021

I've seen the first 2 episodes of #Loki & I'm LOVING it so far. It's a time-traveling detective show that's laying groundwork for the MCU multiverse while also being about identity & confronting ugly truths about ourselves. The Tom Hiddleston/Owen Wilson bromance is my favorite

— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 6, 2021

Here's my review of the first two episodes of #Loki: It rules.

— Rachel Leishman (@RachelLeishman) June 6, 2021

#Loki is an absolute blast. Tom Hiddleston is back as the God of Mischief and gives his best performance to date. The connectivity of this show is evident and fans will appreciate every detail - Marvel has found a way to expand the MCU and do so in such a clever and unique way.

— Brad R Lambert (@bradrlambert) June 6, 2021

A big ol' YAY for the Beetlejuice vibes of the TVA! After two episodes, #Loki looks like it's VERY much my thing. Fascinated by the TVA and the timeline rules I'll no doubt obsess over. And love how the story is challenging Loki to assess/reassess his actions.

— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 6, 2021

The first 2 eps of #Loki are catnip for Marvel fans. Dense on world-building, callbacks & mystery. Hiddleston is on fire. The new characters rule & there's A TON to unpack & unravel.

It's a little light on action (so far) but I didn't care. I fell hard for this new Marvel world.

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 6, 2021

#Loki has hands down my favorite first TV episode for Marvel Studios yet.

Tom Hiddleston is just too good in the role, picking up 2012’s Loki instantly. He’s brilliant.

Early exposition comes with awesome details for MCU fans. I really like the start. Lots of potential here!

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) June 6, 2021

WandaVision was meant to be a mystery box of sorts, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier made statements on race and legacy. I think #Loki is designed to be the most purely entertaining Marvel series thus far, at least based on the first two episodes. It’s a cheeky action comedy...

— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) June 6, 2021

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