The British-South African actress is set to star as the female lead alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel series.
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.
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.
Digital Trends explains where exactly Loki will fit in the Marvel Universe in the following excerpt:
"Loki evolved as a character quite a bit over the course of the MCU's evolution, beginning as the wonderfully entertaining, charismatic villain introduced in 2011's Thor, only to realize his heroic potential in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. However, Marvel turned back the clock on the trickster in Avengers: Endgame, which had Loki acquire an Infinity Stone just after the events of 2012's The Avengers and teleport himself to parts unknown. The Loki series picks up after that point in the MCU timeline, with the title character hopping from one place to another with the powerful artifact—the Infinity Stone known as "The Tesseract"—and engaging in what's likely to be all manner of schemes."
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.