It looks like Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is on a roll. The young actor has appeared in a couple of major movies after playing Mike Wheeler in Netflix’s hit science-fiction horror series, starring in It, It Chapter 2, and most recently in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Now, it looks like Wolfhard might make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. Screen Geek has the latest updates on the Marvel rumor mill and it looks like there’s a report going around saying that the young Stranger Things star might be set to play Kid Loki in Marvel Studio’s upcoming live-action series for Tom Hiddleston’s Asgardian God of Mischief.
According to the rumor, Wolfhard has been signed to appear in the final episode of Loki, possibly to set up a bigger role for Kid Loki in the second season of the series or to set him up for an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder.
To those who aren’t that familiar with the character, Kid Loki is another iteration of Loki, a rebirth of the character. In Marvel comics, the Asgardian God of Mischief finds himself reborn before dying in the Siege of Asgard after tricking Hela into removing his name from the book of Hel. As convenient as this is for the trickster, Loki has no memory of who he was now that he’s in a teenager’s body.
Having Kid Loki in Marvel’s Loki series makes sense seeing how the series is going to feature Loki jumping around different timelines. We have to wait and see though whether the rumors about Wolfhard playing the role has any truth to it.