Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as the underdog little brother Loki in the third installment of Marvel’s Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok (November 3), and we’re ready for it. And it sounds like he is too.
He talked to IGN about the half brothers, Loki and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), reuniting, even though they didn’t quite see eye to eye in Thor: The Dark World. He speeds us up on what to expect, saying, “At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a lot of questions, and Loki, true to form, is not forthcoming with that many answers.”
That sounds like Loki, he can be difficult if he’s in a mood.
He goes on to say, “But hammers are involved and the stakes are raised.”
That may sound oversimplified, but Thor was separated from his hammer in The Dark World, and it was kind of a big deal.
Hiddleston talks about why the brothers join forces, and it’s all got to do with a woman, saying, “Cate Blanchett, it’s no secret, is playing the goddess of death, who brings destruction in her wake and it is the kind of destruction that both Thor and Loki have never seen. On a scale of terror that they haven’t ever, ever seen before. So they fall back on their brotherhood, fractured though it is, to see what they can do to stop her.”
He also gives some feedback about Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who is new to Thor’s world, explaining their dynamic, “I think he probably dismisses Strange. Yes his sorcery is very impressive, but Loki has been doing that for centuries, so who cares? But Hella (Blanchett) is a different beast, and full of surprises, and actually might have been someone with whom at one time he could have gotten along, but the circumstances have changed.”
It’s funny he says that he and Hella may have been mates if things lined up differently because we could see that happening, but it’s all about timing… and, to be honest, glad he’s leaning away from the dark side this time around.
Hiddleston has been kind of a chatterbox these days, like with this recent interview where he shows off his linguistic talents, mastering a range of accents.
And, we like it.
Thor: Ragnorak hits theaters this year on November 3. You can also look for Anthony Hopkins as Thor and Loki’s father, Odin, and Idris Elba, reprising his role as Heimdall.
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