Tom Hiddleston Dishes On Disney+ Loki Series
Disney+ is continuously in the news these days. And why not? We’re getting shows like Marvel’s Loki.
This past week, Tom Holland spoke to MTV News and dished details on his maniacal character and the upcoming series.
Tom Hiddleston on Loki
Yahoo News picked up the story from there. Again, spoilers ahead.
Hiddleston Dishes Details
Tom Butler wrote:
In a new interview with MTV Hiddleston, 38, says he found out that Loki would be getting his own spin-off TV series on Disney+ “about six weeks before the worldwide release of Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018, which means he managed to keep shtum for around 6 or 7 months.
He also found out that Loki would be killed in Infinity War “three years ago” when directors Joe and Anthony Russo pitched the opening scene of the third Avengers film to him after he met with producer Kevin Feige to talk about Thor: Ragnarok.
At that point, he says his character’s death was considered final, and Loki’s subsequent return in Avengers: Endgame and the forthcoming Disney+ series had not been mapped out.
What’s Past Isn’t
But now, we know there’s a roadmap for the master of mischief.
“I don’t think [the Russos] had that figured out at that point,” Hiddleston explains to MTV’s Josh Horowitz while promoting his new Broadway play Betrayal.
However, he says Loki’s journey in the MCU definitively ends when Thanos kills him in Infinity War, and that everything that comes after that will be set in the past.
“I knew about the Endgame [cameo when I filmed Infinity War], but in terms of Loki’s journey, the arc was complete at the beginning of Infinity War, and it was very emotional.”
Hiddleston Knows Loki
Despite his character’s death, there’s still plenty to do for Hiddleston.
“I know this character now… I feel that the audience knows him. And playing him truthfully, but presenting him with new challenges, when then I’d have to change him in different ways, is the most exciting aspect of it.
“You’ve got his very specific gifts: his intelligence, treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents, the like of which he has never seen or known,” he told MTV.
I’m in. Hopefully, a whole lot of MCU characters are, too.
Will you be watching Loki? Let us know in the comments.