It goes without saying that one of the most anticipated Marvel releases is Thor:Ragnarok, which is slated to be released in 2017. The movie will again bring together the cinematic magic of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as warring brothers Thor and Loki. We also anticipate seeing a glimpse of Hiddleston in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This week we saw Hiddleston cutting a dashing figure on the red carpet at the BAFTAs, where he discussed the sequels along with the future of Loki. When we say discussed, we mean vague references as it is well known that the cast and crew are under strict non-disclosure contracts with trained snipers ready to take them out.
In his red carpet interview with Zoe Ball, Hiddleston discussed Thor: Ragnarok and his return to Asgard. “Thor 3 is happening at some point, and the last time we saw Loki, he was on the throne,” Hiddleston said, and confirmed that “there are some questions to be answered”.
Ball pointed out something that a lot of fans agree with; the character of Loki is marvellous and we could see him go on and on for years to come. Hiddleston laughed and said “I don’t know if I could. If I keep dying my hair black, it’s going to fall out!” on a more serious note he added “But no, I love the character. It’s a great, great character and it’s amazing how the Marvel world has been embraced by people who love films. It’s fun!” .
We have almost 2 years before Thor: Ragnarok is on our screens, and it must be remembered that a director has yet to be announced, although we do know that Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are writing the script. Will the production have a new face in the chair or will Thor The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor resume his duties?
As we reported earlier, Thor himself has stated that the whole production is going to be “pretty big”. Ragnarök itself, which is a key story in Norse mythology, is a series of future events, which includes a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major Norse Gods including Odin, Thor, Heimdall and Loki.
Without a doubt Loki has been great to Hiddleston, and he has said before that “Loki freed me from a particular casting type”. However the double edged sword is that he, like his Marvel co-stars, has a pretty full dance card as a result. Last year saw Hiddleston wrap on no less than three films that will come to our screens this year.
Ben Wheatley’s High Rise is the first to come, in which Hiddleston plays Dr Robert Laing, and then there is the hugely anticipated goth-horror flick from legendary Guillermo Del Toro, Crimson Peak . As well as those, he is tackling the role of tragic star Hank Williams Jnr in I Saw The Light. This year he is also set to headline with Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons in Skull Island, and alongside that great British stalwart Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. Hiddleston’s name has also been raised in conjunction with the planned production of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. He is definitely heading to the stratosphere with many studios seeing if they can entice him to their films.
For the time being though, fans only have to wait until April to see a glimpse of the God of Mischief Loki.
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