The villain of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Variety reports that Grant will be joining the series alongside Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Sophia Di Martino who make up the main cast. As is always the case with these announcements, the size of Grant’s role is unknown … those pesky NDA’s and all that, but the notion of Grant joining the MCU is an enticing prospect.
Grant recently made his presence felt with a noteworthy performance as General Pryde in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and has been rewarded for his efforts with an invitation to join the MCU. Loki, meanwhile, has seen its release window change somewhat from Spring 2021 to “early 2021” as per outgoing Disney CEO Bob Iger.
The synopsis for the show is as follows:
LOKI – In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer.
So, what do you guys think? Are you excited by Richard E. Grant’s addition to the series? Sound off in the comments section below.
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