Okay, it’s one thing for us viewers to idly speculate about the future of “Loki,” but what about the actual filmmakers in charge of this season? Thankfully, the writers and other members of the creative team have been surprisingly forthright about their original plans for how this series would unfold. Their comments may, in fact, surprise you.
We previously covered comments by executive producer Kevin Wright, who said, “We always conceived of seasons 1 and 2 as a whole. That these are two chapters of the same book, and that season 2 is finishing that book.” Sounds pretty definitive! Of course, that doesn’t necessarily rule out the idea of simply adding more chapters to keep the good times rolling. In an interview with CinemaBlend, head writer Eric Martin added even more fuel to the fire that season 2 of “Loki” might be all that’s in the cards. As he explained using the exact same metaphor, “We approached this as like two halves of a book. Season one, first half. Season two, we close the book on Loki and the TVA. Where it goes beyond that, I don’t know. I just wanted to tell a full and complete story across those two seasons.”
In all honesty, I’d say they succeeded in telling what felt like a mostly self-contained adventure. Impressively, “Loki” kept its own main characters as the primary focus at all times, as opposed to forcing crossover teases and distracting cameos to lay breadcrumbs for future installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — even though Kang is obviously meant to play a bigger role in things to come. So the question naturally becomes: Do we even need a “Loki” season 3?