WARNING: Spoilers for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ below. (Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, then get to the theaters now!)
One of the most moving scenes in ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ was right at the outset when Tom Hiddleston’s Loki ended up biting the big one. While it was a shock to us, the actor had known of his fate for two years. In fact, Hiddleston had found out that his run as the God of Mischief was coming before filming ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ While we don’t know if any of the events from ‘Avengers 4‘ will bring him back for good, it does appear that there is at least a flashback scene in the film which will give us one last run with Thor’s brother.
While Thanos specifically told Loki that there would be no resurrection this time, even if the events from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ are mostly undone there is a chance that this one won’t be.
Hiddleston was in Seatle at ACE Comic-Con over the weekend and during a Q&A question was asked if he had come to terms with his character’s death. That’s when audiences learned exactly how long the actor knew it was coming!
“So, I’ve known about that scene for two years. I met with Marvel in May 2016, and they were actually telling me the story of Ragnarok with concept art and images. The Russos came in, and I introduced myself. So, all four of us sat down, and they said this is how Infinity War begins.”
Knowing that it was clear that the actor ramped up his work in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ you could feel Loki’s desire to be redeemed by the movie’s end even while still being the selfish God that audiences know and love.
“My whole journey through making Thor: Ragnarok — I knew this was coming. By the end of Thor: Ragnarok, Loki has been accepted as Thor’s brother again.”
When I came to shoot the scene in Infinity War, I think it’s very powerful he calls himself an Odinson, and that closes the whole journey of Loki and what he can do. It [Loki’s death] set the stakes up emotionally. It takes the stakes up dramatically. You know that Thanos is someone who’s more dangerous than anyone we’ve seen before.”
Hiddleston did seem to stress that his time in the franchise was done but only time will tell if ‘Avengers 4’ will bring him back or not. As all Asgardians do have a chance to be reborn, this could be the first step in Marvel Studios finding a way to give us a new Loki and eventually a new Thor. However, after ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ I’m sure we’d all like to see another couple of solo outings with the God of Thunder as well.
What do you think, will Tom Hiddleston return as Loki after ‘Avengers 4’ or was his death in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ the end of the line outside of the upcoming time travel shenanigans? How do you think Marvel might find a way to bring him back to life? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book