Marvel Studios taps Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to helm Loki season 2

By Stephen Ippolito | February 17th, 2022

Earlier today, Deadline was the first to report that Marvel Studios has chosen Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to direct the “majority” of episodes for the second season of Loki. The duo replace Kate Herron, who announced shortly after season one that she would not return. 

This is not the first MCU show that the two have directed before as they helmed a couple of episodes of the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight. According to Deadline, the studio was so impressed with their work on the Oscar Isaac-led series that they immediately began to look for other projects for them to work on. Others shows that the two have been involved with during their careers include Archive 81 and The Twilight Zone.

Shortly after news broke of their hiring, Moorhead posted his reaction on his Twitter account. 

Loki is the first live-action Marvel Studios series to be given a second season. Filming for it is expected to begin in the UK sometime this summer. Michael Waldron, who wrote and served as the showrunner in the first season, will executive produce. Eric Martin will step in as writer for all six episodes. 

Of course, the series will once again see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the God of Mischief. Joining him will be Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie), Owen Wilson (Mobius), and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer). If filming starts this summer, I imagine it will arrive on the Disney streaming service sometime in 2023.

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