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Tom Hiddleston confirms his return as Loki, promises 'more mischief' in Disney+ series

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Mar 26, 2020, 10:50 PM EDT (Updated)

The God of Mischief will officially live again on Disney+, and Tom Hiddleston is celebrating his return. 

Disney announced Thursday that its much-anticipated new streaming service will be officially named "Disney+," and rolled out some new original content announcements while they were at it. In addition to the already-announced The Mandalorian, the service will feature another Star Wars series starring Diego Luna as Rogue One's Cassian Andor, and the small-screen Marvel Cinematic Universe will officially roll on with a series starring Hiddleston as Loki. 

The Loki rumor was first reported weeks ago along with a developing series focused on Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch (which Disney notably did not confirm in its press release), but now it's official. After three Thor films, two Avengers films, and a million NSFW Tumblr posts, Loki will be back no matter what Thanos has to say about it. 

For Hiddleston, the news marked the end of months of playing coy about his MCU future, or lack thereof following the character's apparent death in Avengers: Infinity war. In some interviews he seemed to be bidding an outright farewell to Loki, while in others he left the door opened for the God of Mischief's eventual return in some form. On Friday, he celebrated the revelation with a brief post on Twitter that's sure to get Loki fans the world over excited.

We still don't know exactly what Loki's next story is, when it's set in the MCU timeline, who else might show up in it, or when it will be released, but we do know at last that Hiddleston is on board for more. For now, that's enough. 

Disney+ launches late next year.