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Richard E Grant to star in Disney+’s Loki series with Tom Hiddleston

September 26th, 2020 by Marc Comments

While we know very little about the upcoming Marvel/Disney+ Loki series, we do know a few things.

We know that Tom Hiddleston is back as the titular god of mischief after escaping during the time-travel segment of Avengers: Endgame.

We know too that word has it we will see a female Loki in the series (here) and we know that Owen Wilson will appear as an as yet unconfirmed character and now we have really exciting news too… the legend that is Richard E Grant has joined the series too, confirming the news in a tweet (below)!

Grant previously appeared in a Marvel project when he played Dr Rice in Logan a couple of years ago and no he is set for an MCU role to compliment it.

As for who he’s playing, well, that’s not been confirmed yet, but, given how the MCU is now set to introduce alternate realities – and we know Loki will take place in a new timeline given that the timeline from which he disappeared in Endgame was already an alternate timeline to the main MCU one – I’d be prepared to put money on it that Grant is an alternate version of Loki or an older version; if so, it’s inspired casting. I’d bet this is why/how we’ll meet a female Loki too.

Anyway, Richared E Grant is now part of the MCU – let’s hope he gets treated with respect.

Let me know all your thoughts, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….