Tom Hiddleston Loki

It is hard to imagine a ‘Loki‘ series not putting the spotlight on Tom Hiddleston but the new Disney+ series might be doing just that. A rumor has surfaced that we’ll see Hiddleston being used in the same way as Idris Elba had been rumored to be involved in the now scrubbed ‘Dark Tower’ series: that is, as a narrator.

If this rumor proves true, we’ll actually see Hiddleston narrating some of his life stories and that the Loki we know would actually be telling stories about his younger days. If that is the case, Disney and Marvel would bring in a younger actor for the lead role.

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be less than thrilled with this if it proves true, but this does provide an opportunity for some fun storytelling. Not only would we get to find out how the God of Mischief, and likely the God of Thunder both came into their own, but this would mean that Hiddleston wouldn’t be playing a younger version of himself.

I’ll get to how that can play out in a moment but first here are the Tweets which have spurred the rumor:


In recent years the comics have actually given us a great look at a younger Loki. However, this was a shade of the former villain who went through an outstanding redemption arc which would be difficult to include here. Still, it shows that a younger Loki’s stories could be told in an interesting fashion and not something we should entirely discount as being fun to watch.

Who am I kidding? I want more of Tom Hiddleston as Loki and while I loved the comics with a younger take on the character, that isn’t what they’ll be showing on Disney+. Especially as we’d be looking at Loki’s past instead of how the new take will expand upon the present character.

Are you willing to give a series based on a younger Loki a chance? Do you feel that this rumor is going to be what ends up showing up on Disney+? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!