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Loki, the Disney+ TV series which brings back Tom Hiddleston‘s god of mischief, is probably coming our way early next year. And while we all have a pretty good idea what to expect – Loki back on his bullshit – specific details remain locked away. But showrunner Michael Waldron has some hot goss he’s ready to spill on what’s in store. Specifically: how the sometimes villain/sometimes hero Loki will deal with his ever-changing identity.
The timeline of Loki as a character is a little wonky at the moment. He was killed off in Avengers: Infinity War, but he got a second lease on life in Endgame because the Loki from the past was able to snatch the Tesseract and boogie on out of there to safety. But here’s the thing: the Loki who escaped, and, presumably, the Loki we’re going to see on Loki is the Loki from the first Avengers. Which means all the character growth that happened over the course of all the movies that came after Avengers is…gone? I guess? If that’s true, Loki is still in full-blown bad guy mode, isn’t he?
Nonetheless, the Loki show is going to have the character grappling with himself. During an interview with Forever Dogs Podcast via CBM, Loki showrunner Michael Waldron offered some words of what we can expect from Loki as a character:
“I think it’s the struggle with identity, who you are, who you want to be. I’m really drawn to characters who are fighting for control. Certainly you see that with Loki over the first 10 years of movies, he’s out of control at pivotal parts of his life, he was adopted and everything and that manifest itself through anger and spite towards his family.”
My guess is that as the show goes on, the villainous Loki will slowly turn back into a somewhat more heroic Loki. He’ll grow as the show progresses, and by the time the series ends, he’ll be somewhat similar to the guy we saw in Thor: Ragnarok. And then it’ll be time for Thor: Love and Thunder. Or I’m completely wrong! We’ll see!
There’s no release date yet, but the show is expected to arrive early 2021. In addition to Hiddleston, the cast includes Richard E. Grant, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Owen Wilson oh, wow, and Sophia Di Martino.Source: Slashfilm.com
Last Updated: March 26th
In the world established by Joss Whedon's famously canceled Firefly television series which is sadly no longer available on Netflix, the word “shiny” shares a connotation with the word “cool.” So the co-opted adjective is all too perfect for assessing the 15 best sci-fi shows on Netflix streaming right now.
Anything ascribed to the genre of science fiction typically includes elements like imagined futures, advanced technologies, and life on faraway planets whose constellations are unrecognizable to our own, but not everything there is straight sci-fi. Nevertheless, here are the “shiniest” shows that are must watch viewings on Netflix.
Related: The Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right NowNetflix Sense8
2 seasons, 22 episodes + 1 Christmas special | IMDb: 8.3/10
The Wachowskis' Sense8 is about a group of people around the world who are suddenly linked mentally. Like Cloud Atlas, the disparate stories about love and relationships weave in and out of each other. For all its sci-fi flourishes, however, Sense8 is about big, sloppy profound love, and as unwieldy as the series can often be, there's at least one moment in every episode so powerful that viewers can't help but to feel moved by the affection the characters feel for one another. It is sometimes cheesy, and occasionally illogical, but it is also one of the most diverse, multi-cultural, romantic, life-affirming sci-fi series ever. It may require some patience from viewers, but for idealists and romantics, it's a truly special series.Netflix Altered Carbon
2 seasons, 20 episodes | IMDb: 8.1/10
Based on the 2002 science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon mixes a few great, new ideas with a lot of derivative ones and delivers a series that alternates between frustrating and brilliant. The show is set in a future where everyone's consciences have been downloaded into stacks, which can be transferred into different “sleeves,” or bodies. Theoretically, a person can live forever, unless his or her stack is destroyed; however, in practice, only the wealthy can afford to buy the necessary sleeves to live indefinitely. In this world, Joel Kinnaman stars as Takeshi Kovacs, a former U.N. elite soldier who returns in a different sleeve to work as a private investigator hired by a wealthy man to solve the murder of his own sleeve. The premise itself is fascinating, but the show gets bogged down in world-building before it can establish its characters. There are also a few fascinating wrinkles clones, backed-up consciences, Blade Runner-like androids, but it's a show that, for better or worse, requires viewers' close attention. Unfortunately, the characters themselves are often not worth the attention required. It's a better show on paper than onscreen, but there are...