Loki episode 2 runtime is even longer than the premiere

Loki episode 2 runtime
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Are you ready for even more mayhem from the God of Mischief? The Loki episode 2 runtime has been revealed – and it’s even longer than the first episode.

Discussing Film’s Diego Andaluz says the second episode runs for a whopping 54 minutes. That makes it the joint second longest MCU series episode yet, beating all of WandaVision’s runtimes and being topped only by Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s 61-minute penultimate episode.

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With how much Loki already crammed into its premiere, the episode 2 runtime hints at a show that is going to be comfortably hovering around the hour mark every single week across June and July on Disney Plus. At the current rate, it’ll have the longest combined runtime of any Marvel series to date.

It already has a lot to answer, too. The Loki episode 1 ending has the TVA chasing after an unknown Loki variant, with everyone from Lady Loki to King Loki being mooted as possible suspects. The premiere was also packed with everything from a potential Secret Wars set-up to a Kang the Conqueror Easter egg, and even a fan theory that everything we’ve been told is already a lie.

The show’s director Kate Herron, meanwhile, told GamesRadar+ of the scope and ambition of Loki – something we now know is matched by the pair of opening runtimes.

"We're getting to set up this whole new part of the MCU," Herron said. “And across the show, I think, honestly, that it was always like, go weirder or be very ambitious with the story. I mean, they just wanted us to tell the best story we could for Loki."

If you’ve caught the Loki bug and want to know more about upcoming MCU adventures, check out our guide to Marvel Phase 4 as well as a look at the new Marvel TV shows coming your way very soon. And if you’re running behind – no TVA-style judgement here, don’t worry – catch up with the complete rundown of how to watch the Marvel movies in order.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.