When we last saw Tom Hiddleston’s Loki on the big screen, the shapeshifting villain was disguising himself as his father Odin at the end of “Thor: The Dark World”.
Fans of the trickster god better have their fingers crossed that the next movie will knock it out of the park, because according to a recent interview with The Daily Beast, the actor said that “Ragnarok” will probably be his last go at portraying Loki.
“Thor 3 will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris (Hemsworth). This will be my last time out of the gate,” said Hiddleston.
We say “probably” because when asked if that meant Loki won’t be returning for the 2-part “Avengers: Infinity War”, Hiddleston backtracked a little: “I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.”
It comes as no surprise that the actors are kept in the dark about potential returns, both to avoid spoilers from leaking out and as a tactic for negotiating salaries. To quote Screen Rant, if Hiddleston knew that there was, for instance, a vital plot point involving Loki in “Infinity War Part 2” but his contract is only through “Thor 3”, then that puts him in a much better bargaining position than he would have otherwise.
Loki was arguably the breakout character who made more of a mark in the 1st Avengers movie. With the sly charm that Hiddleston brought to the role, the God of Mischief is possibly the only likeable villain that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has delivered to date, giving fans a villain who is fun to watch.
The latest news does seem to suggest that “Thor: Ragnarok” will bring the crux of Thor and Loki’s journey to an end. We’ll find out if this is the case when the movie comes to cinema on 3rd November 2017.