British-South African actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to star as the female lead alongside Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming Marvel series.
According to Deadline, the British-South African actress will join the cast of Loki, the Marvel series which is set to air on Disney+.
Mbatha-Raw jumps straight into the Marvel series not long after her role in Apple TV‘s The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and several other high-profile actors.
Mbatha-Raw had a spectacular year in 2019. Not only was she a part of the casts of several successful drama series, she also landed roles in significant titles including Misbehavior, a dramedy about the Miss World beauty pageant in the 70s, and Seacole, a historical film about pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole.
Marvel’s Loki will focus on the Asgardian trickster who has played a major role in the evolution of Marvel’s so-called “movieverse”. While the details of Mbatha-Raw’s character have not yet been revealed, save that she’ll be a female lead, the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and Sophia Di Martino are all set to be a part of the star-studded cast.
Filming of Loki is currently underway and the series is set to debut on Disney+ in 2021.