After experiencing the multiverse in the absurd drama, Loki season 2 chose Ke Huy Quan for another dimensional adventure. The series is breathing rarefied air as it is one of the only Marvel Cinematic Universe shows on Disney + to receive an order for a second season alongside What If …?, Which recently took a posthumous Emmy win for the latest performance of T’Challa by Chadwick Boseman. The events of Loki’s first season found Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief at the Time Variance Authority, but in a separate timeline from the one he started in, where Kang the Conqueror is the ruler. New footage from this month’s D23 Expo showed the first glimpses of Loki leaping through the multiverse and trying to correct his fractured timeline.
Multiverse stories have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, none perhaps better (or certainly more surprising) than A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once. Exploring the intergenerational conflict of a Chinese immigrant family and an insanely surreal plethora of other versions of the main characters, all grappling with an endless bagel, the film became the studio’s biggest box office hit, surpassing $ 100 million. against its $ 25 million budget. While serving as a great vehicle for the film’s star Michelle Yeoh, she also offered many other actors an Oscar-worthy showcase, including Quan, in a stunning performance. Playing Waymond Wang, the patriarch of the family who fights with kindness and, occasionally, a pouch filled with aquarium gravel, Quan garnered widespread acclaim for his blend of humor, heart and skill in action in his first major action movie. from the time of The Goonies. Now, Quan appears to be continuing his resurgence as an actor with one of the biggest franchises in the world.
Now, less than a year after its release in theaters, the rising star of Everything Everywhere All at Once Ke Huy Quan has joined the cast of the second season of Loki. The announcement was made at the Marvel D23 Expo panel in Anaheim, which was attended by Screen Rant, although her character details have been kept under wraps. When Quan joined the stage for the Marvel presentation to euphoric applause, the actor joked: “I’m very confused: isn’t this the Indiana Jones panel?”
Loki’s casting will continue a series of comebacks for Quan, who began his career as a child actor in the 1980s. Playing Data in The Goonies and Short Round in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Quan has largely disappeared from acting all the way to Everything Everywhere All at Once, citing a difficulty in getting adult acting jobs in the United States. He joins returning confirmed cast members for Loki Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Eugene Cordero and Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Loki’s love of life. Production on the show began in the UK earlier this summer, with first season writer Eric Martin writing each episode and Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead leading most of the second.
Although he began his career with what some believe to be one-dimensional and comic characters, many agree that Everything Everywhere All at Once has finally given Ke Huy Quan a role of substance and dimension, while utilizing his comedic talents and his single item. With Loki season 1 already providing audiences with a wide range of unique characters including Sylvie, Hunter B-15, and a smattering of Loki variants, the odds that Quan’s character will be a worthy addition to the multiverse seem high. Only time will tell when Loki’s second season premieres on Disney + in mid-2023.
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