While Disney today confirmed that the Loki series will begin airing in on Disney+ in early 2021, it looks like we might be getting a new casting announcement soon.
DiscussingFilm claims that Oscar-nominated actor Richard E. Grant has closed a deal to appear in the series, however, failed to mention what his role will be.
UPDATE: Variety confirms the story and adds that Grant is expected to only appear in a single episode.
The legendary British actor is joining the cast of the “Loki” series in the works at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. The exact details of Grant’s role are being kept under wraps, however, a source with knowledge of the production says that he will only appear in a single episode of the series.
Grant recently was seen in a supporting role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker playing the First Order/Final Order villain Allegiant General Enric Pryde.
His other credits include James Mangold’s final Wolverine flick Logan and Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula.
Grant wouldn’t be the first Wolverine franchise actor to join the MCU as The Wolverine’s Hiroyuki Sanada played a Yakuza Boss in Avengers: Endgame.
Filming on Loki is currently taking place in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title of The Architect.
Richard’s role is unknown.
Interesting enough, there is an elder of the universe character called The Architect and previous rumors that Kang The Conqueror could be showing up.
SOURCE: DISCUSSING FILM