Loki Season 2 Director Delves Into Who Inspired Kang Variant Victor Timely

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The second season of Marvel StudiosLoki features Jonathan Majors as a Kang the Conqueror variant named Victor Timely — a role that was inspired by a real-life man.

Speaking to Variety, Loki Season 2, Episode 3 writer and director Kasra Farahani revealed that the character of Victor Timely — an inventor in the year 1893 who is also a variant of Kang — is heavily inspired by real-life figure Granville Woods.

“We took a lot of inspiration from a figure that that I had come across and I talked to Jonathan about named Granville Woods,” said Farahani. “He was a Black inventor from exactly the era Timely would have lived, who invented so many amazing things. He was constantly having his patents challenged by other prominent inventors. Edison tried to claim two of his patents; lost in court both times; ended up offering Woods a job. Woods turned it down.

“So we wanted to get some of that element in there, that this is a person who’s under duress. I mean, the very nature that he’s making this presentation in the Hofbräu of the Midway, instead of the machine room in the White City, where everybody else is presenting their big inventions, is part of, I think, this dynamic,” Farahani continued.

What is Loki Season 2 about?

“The next season picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority,” reads the new season’s synopsis. “Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous Multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes, and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.”

Season 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series hails from head writer and executive producer Eric Martin. The new installment will be executive produced by Martin, Tom Hiddleston, and Season 1 head writer Michael Waldron.

Loki Season 2 is currently streaming on Disney+.