If you feel a small tremor across the planet over the next few hours, that will be the Tom Hiddleston fandom going into meltdown. An anonymous fan has created a Loki Mega-Movie!!!!
As a huge HUGE fan of Tom myself, I have just had the best two hours of my working week! I have to say when our Editor in Chief asked me to check this out my heart skipped and tripped a beat. I dropped everything, put the kettle on and got comfy – on the edge of my seat.
Unlike the myriad of fan videos dedicated to Tom and his various characters (particularly the very popular villain Loki) which cut everything together in a montage set to music, this extremely well done edit is a narrative that will appeal to Hiddleston fans and maybe even a few Marvel fans as well.
In short less Thor, more Loki.
The fan created edit appeared on Vimeo and opens with the following disclaimer:
So before you click on it, or read further, this is your second warning of SPOILER ALERT – If you have not seen Thor, The Avengers or Thor: The Dark World you might not want to watch!
The narrative is comprised of scenes from all three Marvel movies as well as the deleted scenes from the DVD releases, including the mid and post credit scenes. As a result of this some of the CGI is missing but hey, it’s Loki, so who cares? As someone who has seen Thor, Avengers and Thor: The Dark World more than a few times now, this was a fantastic way to re-watch. As if we weren’t already aware of how evil and cruel our beloved villain is, this creative edit really cements his character.
The edit opens with us seeing Loki imprisoned in the dungeons of Asgard. We have small flashbacks to his childhood and the hinted promises of being King. We also see that the ‘monster’ that haunts his thoughts. It then cleverly uses deleted scenes to build the brother relationship between our Anti-hero and his brother Thor in the moments before Thor is about to be made Regent.
The ‘movie’ keeps all the important plot lines going, the almost-coronation, the fight in Jotunheim, Thor’s banishment (including his mighty thud to Midguard/Earth), and we still see Loki discovering who he really is, the All-Father falling into the odinsleep and so on. We follow Loki to his meetings with Thanos and see his play to rule Earth using the Chitauri.
We then move to the story of Thor; The Dark World; returning to the imprisoned Loki, we see the dark elves attack, the death of Frigga and Loki’s demise to a ragged dishevelled soul. As it is designed to appease fans, when Thor and Loki conspire to leave Asgard, we see the scene of Tom in the Captain America suit…. and I for one thank the creator for that. He wears it well! A little too well.
The movie ends with Loki’s apparent death on Svartalfheim, followed by the post credit scene of ‘Odin’ and Thor, and the revelation that Loki is not dead… and again that question we are ALL asking…… where the hell is Odin? What has Loki done now?
There are some sharp cuts in the editing, but I can guarantee all the Hiddlestoners will overlook those parts.
There has been much talk surrounding future projects Marvel has lined up, as discussed last week on this site with Black Widow. There is also speculation about who will and won’t appear in the next Avengers movie Age of Ultron. There is always talk of whether or not Marvel will create a Loki-centric movie, and as usual they are giving nothing away!
Last year Director Joss Whedon went on record as saying that Loki will not return in the Avengers sequel, and Hiddleston himself said last year in Entertainment Weekly : “He’s not in it. Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”…..But who believes a trickster?
Fast forward to just a few weeks ago and it has been reported that the Avengers: Age of Ultron post credits scene could feature Hiddleston’s Loki leading a war between Asgard and Midgard and will lead directly into the events of Thor 3, and the beginning of Ragnorak.
While little is known of who created this, listed only on the page as Loki Odinson, they have written the following by way of explanation:
“My goal was to chronicle the character development of Loki into a single narrative. You’ll notice I took out a lot fluff and even some beloved fight scenes, only because I was trying to focus the film on Loki and his relationships. I also inserted all of the relevant deleted scenes (you’ll notice that they haven’t been fully rendered and mixed), several of which add great depth to his story and family dynamics. A big challenge was bridging the end of Thor and the beginning of The Avengers, explaining Loki’s exile and involvement with the Tesseract before he portals to earth. I created a montage to kinda show all that, even pulling a clip from Guardians of the Galaxy.
The opening scene of my edit is a flash forward to a contemplative, imprisoned Loki, spliced with footage from Tom Hiddleston’s screen test when he auditioned for Thor’s character, aptly capturing Loki’s jealousy (the duality between them is really the meat of this film, hence the title Loki: Brother of Thor). Then there’s a bit of a scary awakening from the character that probably haunts Loki’s dreams”
Our mystery person did however also apologise for not managing to include a Stan Lee cameo as is the tradition with a Marvel movies, but I am sure we can forgive that oversight this one time.
Hopefully this beautiful piece of creativity will tide fans over until Tom’s next release… which looks set to be the recently wrapped High Rise.
Watch the fan made edit below.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to re-watch something…….