Owen Wilson is reportedly in final talks to join Tom Hiddleston in the Loki series from Disney+.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was meant to be a tragic villain in the Thor series of films, but has gone on to become one of the most popular characters in among the MCU’s pantheon of characters.
That popularity has lead Marvel Studios to grant the trickster god his own solo show on its Disney+ streaming platform, with star Tom Hiddleston making the leap with the character from the big screen to the small screen.
Though Loki died at the hands of Thanos in Infinity War, the Disney+ show is set to follow the alternate version of Loki who escaped New York City in the MCU’s 2012 during a time traveling scene in Avengers: Endgame.
Now, it looks like Tom Hiddleston won’t be the only major star making the leap from the silver screen to the small screen for Disney+, as Comicbook.com exclusively reported today that Owen Wilson is in talks to join the cast in what’s being described as a major role.
It’s currently unknown what the major role will be. However, the casting news is exciting given that Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige confirmed that any actors making in an appearance in a Marvel Disney+ series likewise makes those actors eligible to appear in future films and other shows.
This means that while whoever Wilson is playing might have his Marvel debut in the Loki series, he might then go on to make his big screen MCU debut in a later film. It’s already been confirmed that the Loki series will tie directly to the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so it’s not too out of the blue to hope that Wilson could join the rest of the Marvel superheroes on the big screen.
Owen Wilson is best known for his roles in movies such as The Royal Tenanbaums, Wedding Crashers and Shanghai Noon. This will mark the first time the actor will be working with Marvel Studios.