Tom Hiddleston Will Return For Thor 2; Talks About The Villany Of Loki In The Avengers
With the release of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor on DVD and Blu-Ray this month (September 13), talking to MTV, Tom Hiddleston confirmed that he will be back to portray Loki in the upcoming sequel, and that the story will continue where The Avengers ends. Also, he says that as far as Thor 2 director goes, nothing is confirmed.
On whether or not he’s talked to Brian Kirk (rumored Thor 2 director) about the sequel and where will the story go:
“I haven’t. I also don’t know that that’s actually confirmed. That’s not me being coy. I spoke to Kevin Feige last week on [The Avengers] set and he said, ‘Oh no, we haven’t got anyone yet. We’re thinking about people. I think probably next spring is the idea because the release date is locked down,” he said, adding that the storyline for the film will still likely pick-up from where The Avengers leaves off.”
On the villany of Loki in The Avengers and how different the character is:
“In The Avengers he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic, or maybe even psychopathic is the word, in a deluded way. Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him, it still comes from that lost place, but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in Thor 2 his previous actions will, he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done. The great thing about Loki is there is potential in him for greatness and awfulness, for great heroism and great villainy. There are still, even within The Avengers, there are moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption. It makes it fun to play and it makes it fun for the audience. Nobody is black and white, there are shades of grey in all of us. We all have potential for greatness and we all have flaws.
“I for one am championing the redemption,” he added hopefully, along with a wish for a future Thor and Loki action scene: “This isn’t definitely going to happen, but I think there would be nothing more awesome than seeing Loki and Thor fight somebody side by side.”