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Loki premieres in three weeks on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar, and Marvel Studios has released a new one-minute teaser trailer that highlights Miss Minutes, a talking animated clock that seemingly serves as the mascot for the Time Variance Authority (TVA), whose job is to ensure that no one plays fast and loose with the timeline. Enter Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief Loki. Remember, this is not the Loki who died in Avengers: Endgame. Instead, this is the Loki from 2012's The Avengers, whom we were briefly reunited with in Endgame when the Avengers went back in time to get the Tesseract, but only ended up pushing it into the hands of the captured Loki who promptly disappeared with it.
“Welcome to the Time Variance Authority,” Miss Minutes says at the start of the new Loki trailer, as The Avengers-era Loki is pushed through a portal of sorts. “I'm Miss Minutes, and it's my job to catch you up before you stand trial for your crimes. As Loki is thrown into a room and undressed by a robot, Miss Minutes adds: “Now settle in, and we'll get you in front of a judge in no time.” Loki, now dressed in TVA garb and wearing a neck collar, laughs and shouts: “Who actually believes this c---?” Cut to another TVA prisoner refusing to cooperate with a guard and getting incinerated in return. Loki is, as you can expect, taken aback.
The second half of the new Loki trailer is more far-reaching, with Loki asking Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) what they want from him. Mobius replies: “You put our timeline in chaos. I want you to help us fix it.” Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) warns Mobius that trusting Loki is not a good idea — even he remarks rhetorically, “What could possibly go wrong?” — and the Loki trailer shows Thor's brother slipping through a time portal, naturally on his way to cause further chaos across the timeline. The Loki trailer ends with Mobius handing Loki his knives, just as TVA guard Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) walks by, snatches them and says: “Absolutely not.”
In addition to Hiddleston, Wilson, Mbatha-Raw, and Mosaku, Loki also stars Sophia Di Martino (Flowers), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Erika Coleman (Twisted Mines), and Eugene Cordero (Tacoma FD) who is briefly spotted in the new Loki trailer. Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty) is the creator, head writer, and showrunner on Loki, with Kate Herron (Sex Education) directing all six episodes of Loki season 1. Waldron and Herron are also executive producers alongside Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, and Tom Hiddleston.