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'Loki' showrunner won't confirm whether he's coming back for season 2: 'It remains to be seen'

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"Loki" creator Michael Waldron. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty
  • "Loki" showrunner Michael Waldron would not confirm to Insider whether he is returning for season 2.

  • "It remains to be seen," Waldron said. "Time will tell."

  • Disney declined to comment for this story.

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Kate Herron, the director of season 1 of Disney+'s "Loki," recently announced that she won't be returning to direct the second season of the series. And there may be another behind-the-scenes shake-up in store as well - showrunner Michael Waldron, who also served as the head writer for season 1, won't confirm yet whether he's returning either.

In an interview with Insider on Tuesday to talk about the first season of his show, Waldron was hesitant to talk about his future telling tales of the TVA and the God of Mischief.

"You know, it remains to be seen," Waldron told Insider. "Time will tell."

Disney declined to comment for this story.

Soon after the final episode of "Loki" aired on Disney+, Herron told Deadline that she only intended to do the first season. In fact, back when Waldron and Herron signed on, there were no plans to go beyond the first season.

There were already rumblings that Waldron might be departing. Some fans surmised he was exiting the show following a recent cryptic tweet which showed a screen grab of the series in which Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is looking at a screen that says "end of file."

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But Waldron had an explanation for that tweet when Insider brought it up, and it's not that deep.

"That was a classic case of me not tweeting much before the show," he said. "And with the show being over I was going on vacation so I thought: 'End of file.'"

Back in January, when Deadline reported that Waldron was signed on to write the script for Marvel head Kevin Feige's "Star Wars" project, it stated that Waldron was expected to return to season 2 of "Loki" in "some capacity." But that was long before the series became a sensation.

It's possible Waldron might be looking to leave on a high note and put all his focus on penning Feige's "Star Wars" (or this might be a clever tactic to renegotiate his "Loki" contract).

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Tom Hiddleston stars in "Loki." Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Regardless, Waldron, who also wrote the script for the coming "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," told Insider he's just enjoying the ride of heading a Marvel hit.

"I've felt so fortunate," he said. "The reaction to the show has been incredibly positive and people have been so gracious. I have enjoyed just listening and reading discussions about it. Positive and negative. That's why we create art."

"I'm so inspired when I see people creating their own art based on this stuff: Drawing. Writing. That's why we do it," he continued. "We're so fortunate to have made something that people care about so much. You can go your whole career and never strike gold like that. I just hope we did justice to a great character and a great performer in Tom."

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