Avenger Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is more of an anti-hero than a villain. While fans found him as an untrustworthy and self-motivated brat at times, they could not completely ignore the good side of him. He indeed cares for his brother Thor.
Unfortunately, the massively successful Avengers: Infinity War featured Thanos killing Loki after acquiring the Space Stone.
Appearing at a panel presentation for Seattle’s Ace Comic-Con this weekend, Tom Hiddleston said that he thinks his character Loki is a fascinating antagonist. He added that Loki’s chaotic nature had the potential even for good.
“What I’ve loved about it, and it has felt like a gift, is because he is such a fascinating antagonist,” Hiddleston told ACE Comic-Con panel attendees, reported Comicbook.com. “Anyone will tell you, any actor who’s played a villain or an antagonist will tell you they are fascinating because the challenge is to present the exterior and the interior. And so the exterior, because you’re the villain, it means there’s something in you that is motivated by things we all feel but try to hide and suppress, like jealousy, or pain, or isolation, or loneliness. These things can convert themselves into egomania or narcissism, all of which is a part of him.”
Rather than finding truly evil, Tom Hiddleston thinks that his character is a kind of a prankster.
“I also don’t think he’s truly evil. He never was, even in the Norse mythology, in the pantheon,” Hiddleston explained. “Loki’s a very important, fascinating character, the trickster. He’s somebody that the gods needed at particular times.”
While fans are still hoping that Loki along with other dead Marvel characters might resurrect in Avengers 4, Hiddleston himself confirmed that that the God of Mischief is indeed dead and the character’s story has ultimately come to a close.
The actor revealed that he learned of Loki’s fate two years ago in 2016 when the Russo brothers told him about how Infinity War’s storyline will take shape. So, basically, Hiddleston knew everything about Loki’s end while he was filming Thor: Ragnarok.
He said that the God of Mischief’s death was important to Infinity War to portray how dangerous and powerful the Mad Titan is.
“It [Loki’s death] set the stakes up emotionally,” Tom Hiddleston said, according to We Got This Covered. “It takes the stakes up dramatically. You know that Thanos is someone who’s more dangerous than anyone we’ve seen before.”
Thought the God of Mischief has passed away, it still looks like we’ll get to see the character make an appearance in Avengers 4, as a flashback sequence.
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