Recently, we learned from director Alan Taylor at D23 that he and his crew are still shooting scenes for ‘Thor: The Dark World’. However, he made it clear that they haven’t gone back to shoot more because they didn’t get what they needed the first time around. Actually, they’ve added some new scenes to enhance what they already have by adding more from some major players like Anthony Hopkins’ Odin. Now, it looks like another fan favorite character is back on set getting ready for more screen time.
In addition to the veteran Hopkins coming back to work, Tom Hiddleston has been called back to shoot more scenes as well. Reprising his role from ‘Thor’, ‘The Avengers’, and his epic appearance in Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Hiddleston will slip back into the Asgardian garb to play Loki, God of Mischief and Thor’s brother. Basically looking to give fans what they want, here’s how Taylor will be including more of the character in the upcoming Phase Two film:
We’re doing full scenes, scenes that were not in the movie before. We’re adding scenes, creating scenes, writing scenes for the first time. […] We realized how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him. So it was that kind of thing. It was like, ‘Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here because he’s such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff.’
Fans of Loki and Hiddleston’s version of the character should be very pleased to hear this news. Considering he won’t be popping up in Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, this film is their only chance to get their favorite villain from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. That is, unless he actually appears in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to cause more trouble for Agent Phil Coulson and his new team.
Are you excited to see more of Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World’? On the flipside, are you disappointed that this film will be his only Phase Two appearance? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘Thor: The Dark World’, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Zachary Levi, and Anthony Hopkins, is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2013.