Tom Hiddleston Thinks Loki Is Redeemed in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
In a shared entertainment universe such as Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, it allows characters time to develop movie after movie over the course of years. In the case of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the character’s story arc took upwards of five movies spanning a decade to finally come full circle until the cahracter earned his redemption.
That is, of course, according to Hiddleston himself. In an appearance at ACE Comic Con Phoenix, Arizona earlier this afternoon (13 January 2019), Hiddle spoke to Loki’s motivation in the MCU and eventually revealed he thought the character was eventually redeemed.
“It goes back to that first film,” Hiddleston mentioned in response to a fan question. “He finds out too late that he was adopted and that his real father was his father’s mortal sworn enemy and that is incredibley, emotionally destabilizing.”
Hiddleston makes sure to mention that Loki’s most certainly a broken character and he feels the masses can at least see where the God of Mischeif is coming from when he does the things he does.
“It is a great scene to play and I think people always understand that Loki is a troubled soul and that he is evacuating his pain onto other people,” continued Hiddleston. “But they understand where the pain is coming from so there’s empathy there.”
“I think the first film really humanizes him and I think makes the rest of the journey interesting,” the actor finally revealed. “It makes you always think that he could be pulled back and redeemed. And in my opinion, he is redeemed in Infinity War.”
All in all, Hiddleston has appeared as the Asgardian trickster in a total five MCU movies – all three Thor films, The Avengers, and Avengers: Infinity War – and the actor is set to reprise the role in a limited series for Disney’s brand new Disney+ streaming service. Coincidentally enough, Hiddleston also dished on the new Loki show a little bit in the same panel (see below).
Tom Hiddleston Speaks Out Marvel’s Loki Series for Disney+
Ever since Disney revealed Marvel Studios would be working on a live-action Loki series for their upcoming streaming service, fans have been eager to learn any and all details pertaining to the show. Especially give the fact that, y’know, Loki just died in Avengers: Infinity War.
“I think I posted something about this. It’s very exciting. I cannot say much about it, I’m afraid,” said Hiddleston. “Time will tell.”
That last phrase might be letting on more that it seems, especially given the latest rumors. A new rumor from That Hashtag Show indicates that the series will shift the focus away from Hiddleston’s version of the character, and take a page out of the popular Journey Into Mystery and Young Avengers comic books and put the focus on Kid Loki.
While Disney Chairman Bob Iger confirmed Hiddleston’s involvement, the actor has been more coy about the upcoming project – as is typical of the Marvel Studios veterans and their ability to keep secrets.
Hiddleston wrote on social media after the project was announced, “Loki. More stories to tell. More mischief to make. More to come.”
But despite his secrecy, the actor recognizes how fans are keen to pick apart the details of his character’s appearances in hopes of uncovering some clues.
“Listen… I’ve heard some amazing theories about this,” Hiddleston explained at a convention appearance. “I was in a park in London a couple of weeks ago, and some guys came and said hi, and they asked me the same question. They said, ‘Hey listen, we need an answer to this question. All the other times Loki’s died’ – there’s been a few – ‘he stabs with his right hand. And now he’s stabbing with his left hand.’ I was like, ‘That’s incredible attention to detail.'”
Regardless of Hiddleston’s role in the series moving forward, it seems like Marvel Studios has big plans for Disney+ in the future. Producer Kevin Feige spoke about this while appearing on Variety’s Playback podcast.
“Disney+, yes,” said Feige. “Which is another exciting avenue and another exciting thing about being at this place at this time and goes back to the amount of characters we have and the amount of stories we could tell… When we announced ten movies and people asked “Well what about these other things?’ the previous stance would be ‘We only have a certain number of slots to make movies per year.’ That’s still true but we have another outlet that I think will be very unique and very special.”
There’s no word yet on when the Loki series will premiere or when Disney+ will finally launch for the public. Hiddleston can next be seen as Loki in Avengers: Endgame, premiering on April 26th.
Original articles at Comic Book