Loki: Owen Wilson says his character felt “betrayed” after episode 2 ending
Marvel’s Loki series is off to a flying start. After a first episode of long, but interesting exposition, the plot is finally moving further with episode two. However, that episode had quite a surprising end, with an action by Loki which made Owen Wilson’s Mobius feel “betrayed”. The two lead actors of the show recently talked about the show and the episode in an interview.
Loki felt conflicted at the end of episode two, says Hiddleston
In an interview with TV Line, Owen Wilson and Tom Hiddleston talked about the series, in particular the second episode and what future episodes hold. Episode two ended with Loki deciding to go through the time portal, following the steps of the evil variant and abandoning his newly found Time Variance Authority (TVA) colleagues. And he did that, despite a somewhat trusting relationship with Mobius. Obviously, this decision by Loki left fans intrigued about what’s going to happen.
During the interview, Hiddleston highlighted that as Loki, he was conflicted about the decision, given the context. He said:
I think certainly there’s conflict. I think he—Mobius—is someone who perhaps for the first time in his life, he thinks he might be able to trust, and perhaps trusts him. And he doesn’t want to betray that trust, but at the same time, he has to go and see what’s going on. He has to. I think he can’t help himself but follow because it’s too strange, and to provoke so much curiosity in him. So there is a huge conflict there. He thinks, ‘I probably shouldn’t do this, maybe there can be repercussions down the line, but I have to see what that’s about.
Mobius felt betrayed, according to Wilson
On the other hand, Loki’s actions were not easy for Mobious to digest, says Owen Wilson. He believes it was tantamount to an act of betrayal, as the actor said:
I think he feels betrayed, and I mean, having studied his life and sort of knowing everything, you’d feel a little bit foolish, also. Because you can’t ever really be surprised that the god of mischief would be up to something. I think there’s a little bit of that, and sort of also maybe a, ‘Well, here we go.’
As far as future episodes of Loki are considered, both Wilson and Hiddleston said that the audience is in for a surprise. The two said that the audience can expect to see a different side of Loki, with Wilson saying:
What was kind of exciting for me and sort of listening to sort of the Loki lectures and seeing so much of that character was the idea that this is a character people have seen for 10 years, and that it’s hard to break ground sometimes with a character that you know so well. But I feel this show does, and there’s sort of some new colors that Loki’s going to play that are interesting for Mobius to see, and somewhat shocking.
And Hiddleston echoed those sentiments, saying:
I think I can confidently say that Loki has taken a step down a new path, and it’s a new adventure where I think his capacity to think on his feet will be seriously tested, and his desire to understand what is going on around him is at an all-time high.
Episode three of Loki will drop on Disney+ on Wednesday, 23rd of June.