Marvel’s god of mischief series has a showrunner.
THR is reporting that Michael Waldon, a writer for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, has been named showrunner for Marvel Studios’ Loki series. The show will act as one of the first Marvel projects for Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
Tom Hiddleston is expected to star in the series, reprising the fan favorite character he first played in 2011’s Thor.
The character met his demise in Avengers: Infinity War at the hands of Thanos. But insiders are stating that the show will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as unlikely influencer on historical events.
This contradicts another rumor that stated that the show would actually follow Hiddleston’s Loki narrating his childhood, which would feature a young Thor, Rene Russo returning as their mother Frigga and would see how Loki turned into the villain we saw in the MCU.
That being said, both descriptions could happen as both have the series taking place in the past. Regardless, Marvel has not responded to our request for comment at this time, so we’ll have to wait and see what Feige and co. have up their sleeve.
Marvel is working on several series that will debut on Disney+. Other known series are The Vision and Scarlet Witch, being run by Captain Marvel writer Jac Schaeffer, while another will focus on a a team-up of Falcon and Winter Soldier, the heroes played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, respectively. Malcolm Spellman (Empire) has been hired to write the latter project.
Waldron hails from Atlanta and began his screenwriting career under Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos at Starburns Industries. In 2017 he served as creator and showrunner for writers’ room on Heels, Starz’ pilot that centered on two rival brothers. Currently he is developing Florida Man with Steven Soderbergh for Paramount TV. Heis writing-producing on the upcoming season of Cartoon Network’s acclaimed Rick & Morty.