2. "With the premise it does seem easier for this show..." In response to Reply # 1
...to extend into an additional season(s), at least from what we know about it right now. Wandavision and (probably) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seem more interwoven with the overarching MCU story arc while this one looks like it will have much more freedom to do whatever it wants.
On the other hand, it hasn't started airing yet but they do green light sequel movies before the original opens sometimes.
3. "As previously stated: Marvel's changing the game..." In response to Reply # 2
..for film and tv.
The contracts for these recent series are a lot different than their predecessors. Netflix leveled the playing field and Disney/Marvel took things a step further. Now you have major actors/directors/producers/writers signing multi-year contracts for tv AND film, reprising roles in each area.
Marvel's switching gears and they're not slowing down.
5. "All that, plus Loki was a lynchpin of the enture MCU " In response to Reply # 3
-Key antagonist and ally of Thor, the central villain of Avengers 1 -Murdered by Thanos, and a key motivation for Thor's power increase -Snatched the Tesseract in Endgame, setting off this series
Not to mention he's arguably the GOAT comic book movie villain (turned part-time anti-hero), and I only say arguably to be diplomatic. I don't think we've seen another villain this well executed over so many films.
Winter Soldier would be a very close second, but he's been a full blown hero outside of TWS.
He's one of the most significant figures in their entire film universe, and giving him his own show with a second season on deck before the first hits is a no-brainer.
7. "RE: All that, plus Loki was a lynchpin of the enture MCU " In response to Reply # 5
>-Key antagonist and ally of Thor, the central villain of >Avengers 1 >-Murdered by Thanos, and a key motivation for Thor's power >increase
It's interesting that this Loki only has one MCU movie's worth of experience in his past(Avengers). I'm curious to see how/if that affects the portrayal of the character. I'm sure it will but I'm very curious to see how.
10. "Yeah I think that's very interesting element" In response to Reply # 7
What I'll say is, since what we're getting is the exact same Loki, we'll likely see him find at least a similar measure of (anti)heroism that he'd eventually display going forward.
The Thor/Loki dynamic is one of the more special and endearing aspects of the MCU IMO, and I'm curious to see if Thor's ability to drag Loki's latent- suppressed?- quasi-goodness to the surface is unique to their bond, or if that well is able to be tapped by anyone Loki sufficiently respects and/or fears.
My guess is he's a genuine antihero.
I'd recommend Emergency Awesome's videos on the show, because he does a great job setting the table for it going in.
4. "Oh no, they greenlight a second season of a tv show" In response to Reply # 1
dang it, why would they go and green light a second season of a show that stars one of the best, most engaging, and most important characters in their entire cinematic universe, before a single episode of season one airs?
This is definitely a head scratcher, with no obvious answers in sight.
Hopefully someone can shed some light on this mystery.