During this year’s Super Bowl, Disney+ dropped a surprise trailer for their upcoming Marvel shows. It debuted the first looks at Falcon & The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and surprisingly, Loki. The latter is slated for a 2021 release and the most mysterious of the three projects. As first reported by Deadline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined the series in an unknown role.
The British actress last appeared in the first season of AppleTV+’s The Morning Show. The show featured a bevy of impactful storylines and Mbatha-Raw proved she had incredible dramatic range. This will come in handy as she stars opposite Tom Hiddleston, who is also known for his ability to steal any scene he is in. Additionally, the actress can be seen in Doctor Who, Black Mirror, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Per the initial report, Mbatha-Raw is likely to play a prominent role in the series. While Hiddleston is a lock for the male lead, she is likely to serve as the show’s female lead. Recently, rumors of another Valkyrie showing up in the MCU surfaced, which could also come into play with this casting.
What do you think about this addition to Disney+’s Loki? Which Marvel hero/villain would you like to see Gugu Mbatha-Raw play? Let us know in the comments below!
Loki hits the Disney+ streaming service in the spring of 2021.
The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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