Marvel's Loki Series Adds Star Wars Actor To Cast

Richard E. Grant has joined the upcoming Disney+ MCU show.

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The Disney+ Marvel show Loki has signed another big name. Following the news that Owen Wilson has joined the cast of the upcoming series, it has been reported that Richard E. Grant will also co-star.

According to Variety, Grant will appear in one episode of Loki. Details about his character are unknown, he is likely to have a prominent role if he has only been signed for a single episode. The veteran actor most recently appeared as Allegiant General Enric Pryde in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and is also known for movies such as Logan, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Withnail & I, and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Loki will star Tom Hiddleston as Thor's villainous half-brother, a role he has played in numerous Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Wilson was announced in January, and the cast will also include Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Motherless Brooklyn) and Sophia Di Martino (Yesterday). Loki's showrunner is Kate Herron (Sex Education), and Rick and Morty's Michael Waldron is one of the writers. The series is scheduled to hit Disney+ in Spring 2021, and Hiddelston previously revealed that the runtime of first season will be "six hours."

Richard E. Grant in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Richard E. Grant in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Other Disney+ Marvel shows on the way include WandaVision, She-Hulk, and Falcon and Winter Soldier. WandaVision will focus on Vision and Wanda Maximoff, and in a recent interview, star Paul Bettany described the series as "f***ing bonkers." Both WandaVision and Falcon and Winter Soldier are set to hit Disney+ this year.

As for the MCU on the big screen, Black Widow releases in May. Check out the latest trailer, which was released this week.

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