‘Loki’ Escapes To June; ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch” For May On Disney+

by Erik Amaya

That trickster Loki (Tom Hiddleston) got us again.

Despite months of Disney+ touting the upcoming Loki series as a May release, the streamer announced on Wednesday a new June 11th start date. The series sees Loki joining the Time Variance Authority to track down known time criminal Loki, who is using the Tesseract he recovered during Avengers: Endgame to upend human history. Yeah, we’re not entire sure how Loki is chasing himself since the other Loki is still dead. But it is an interesting premise nonetheless.

Previously, Disney+ and Marvel planned to debut the series shortly after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but it seems a one-month break is now part of the schedule to give Black Widow a chance to shine. Whether or not this means the long-delayed film will be available on Disney+ via its Premiere Access service is anyone’s guess. At the very least, holding Loki back is the first indication the film will really arrive in May.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will debut on May the Fourth. Following the the elite and experimental clones squad from the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the series finds them dealing with the rapidly changing galaxy after the Clone Wars end. Will their unique talents become valuable Imperial assets or will they be purged from the ranks like the rest of the clones? The special May 4th premiere will be followed by regular episodes debuting every Friday starting May 7th.

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