What’s up with the future of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Just a few days ago saw Tom Hiddleston mention he isn’t sure when he is going to play Loki again, and now while speaking with MTV in the above video questions whether or not people actually want to see him return as the Asgardian Trickster.
Here’s the blurb:
I never quite know. I don’t quite know whether people want to see him again or whether people want to move on. I don’t know. I really can’t take the temperature on it. It’s so difficult because it feels like if it ever happened again, I would try not to repeat myself. I would try to do something new. I never want to feel like I am sort of retreading the same steps. I guess it’s like any actor who plays a character over and over again. I wonder what it’s like for the guys who play the Avengers. I think they feel the same thing. They want to… each time they want to take it on, take it in a new direction.
From my own point of view, this seems rather odd as Loki (and Hiddleston) is easily one of the most popular characters in the MCU. Loki starred in the Thor movies and The Avengers and even took Comic-Con by storm when he made a surprise appearance staying in character. A while back there was also lots of talk (at least amongst fans) about a potential Loki solo movie. Hiddleston also has a pretty big fan base that calls themselves “Loki’s Army” as they petitioned Marvel for a Loki movie that netted over 37,000 signatures.
I’m not exactly sure when things went sour(?) with Hiddleston and Marvel, but something seemed off during Avengers 2 as Whedon wanted to include Hiddleston, but Marvel told Whedon that Hiddleston wasn’t available. Well, Whedon went out a got a hold of Hiddleston himself, who said he would be happy to do Avengers 2. But guess what? Marvel brass cut Hiddleston, anyway.
Something else that is pretty odd is that Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige already confirmed Tom Hiddleston for Thor: Ragnarok. Feige remarked that of course Hiddleston would be returning for Thor 3 when Marvel announced their Phase 3 slate last year.
Is the problem Marvel or Hiddleston? As the above video questions, is Tom Hiddleston tired of playing Loki?
I say bring on more Loki. I never get tired of watching Hiddleston on screen.