Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith the Accursed may be Thor’s new foe in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, but the God of Thunder can’t forget about his mischievous brother, the trickster Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston in both ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers’. While talking to Total Film (via Collider), the actor shared some of his thoughts on the villain that he so awesomely brought to life:

“Underneath the steely cold veneer of his trickster charm is a certain vulnerability and sensitivity – the wounded fragility of an outcast brother and son. His mind IS a box of cats though! But I love him.”

Straight from the horse’s mouth (Let’s see who gets THAT joke!), Loki’s mind is a “box of cats”. That’s the most adorable image because I immediately think of his mind being filled with cute kittens, similar to the internet. Anyway, he goes on to describe how greatly he differs from the Asgardian god:

“The best thing about being Loki is that he is my diametric opposite. Physically, he is a photo negative of who I am. Loki is dark and pale, and I am light and fair. Also spiritually I am not much like him either. Yet I feel an incredible freedom in playing him.

He is a combination of mercurial intellectual ability, emotional ambiguity, rakish charm, charisma, and provocative wit. He has a wicked inclination to mischief, underneath which is a well of spiritual pain. Both these aspects are central to his depth as a character: his unashamed and perverse delight in creating chaos and his capacity for raw emotional expression.

And – as my American friends tell me – he’s kind of a badass! He’s one of the richest, most rewarding, most fun characters I’ve ever played.”

I second that badass comment! Finally, on the topic of ‘Thor: The Dark World’, Hiddleston touches what we can expect once the movie finally hits theaters.

“I don’t want to give too much away. But I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Alan Taylor’s vision of ‘Thor 2’ is utterly brilliant. The journey continues in the most epic dimension and proportion imaginable. It’s very, very exciting.”

‘Thor: The Dark World’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, and Anthony Hopkins is scheduled for release on November 8, 2013.