It’s been almost 10 years since Tom Hiddleston appeared on screen for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Loki, the villianous and misunderstood adopted brother of the titular hero in the movie, Thor.
The RADA trained actor’s fan base grew rapidly when he reappeared in The Avengers and continued through both Thor: The Dark World and, most recently, in Thor: Ragnarok.
We are are now headed to Infinity War, and Hiddleston appeared last week on Empire Magazine‘s podcast to discuss the new trailer.
“It looks very impressive, doesn’t it? It’s very exciting,” Hiddleston said in reaction to the trailer for Infinity War.
He found it quite touching telling hosts at Empire, “…I remember, when I was cast as Loki for the very first time, almost 10 years ago, and Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, called me into his office to say congratulations, and one of the first things he said was, ‘Let me talk to you about Avengers.’ I thought I had just been cast in Thor.”
Hiddleston went on to explain, “And he’s told me the dream he had, to build this fleet of films, this Marvel Cinematic Universe that was culminating in Avengers, and suddenly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded to such extraordinary size that it can encompass and encapsulate so many different characters who people have taken into their hearts and followed and loved,” Hiddleston shared. “Whether it’s all the people from the Captain America films or the Guardians of the Galaxy , it’s become so ‘peopled’ now. It’s just so impressive, and I say that almost outside it. And I feel so lucky to be a part of it. That’s why I found it exciting.”
You can listen to the podcast below, which also raises the issue of Loki’s story arc.
There is always the question of whether Loki truly does anything for anything other than his own benefit. Hiddleston and Fiege developed a beautiful, almost Shakespearean depth to the character, with a little dash of humour as well.
At the start of Infinity War, we can see Loki appearing to be working with Thanos. That’s the thing with Loki… are we ever not going to fall for that?
Infinity War opens in Australia on the 25th April, in the UK on April 27th, and May 4th in the USA. Incidentally that is Star Wars day!