We all watched Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki be killed by Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ but it seems that the God of Mischief was originally meant to die much sooner. In fact, the writing team looks to have had him die in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ which would have had him not appearing in ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ or meet his fate at the hands of The Mad Titan. With how the last two films played out, it is hard to imagine him dying sooner, and it appears that test audiences largely panning this premature death is what ended up keeping Loki around.
In a recent interview, the fan-favorite actor explained:
“Loki’s death on Svartalfheim was written as a death. Chris and I played that scene for real. That was meant to be that he redeemed himself, that he helped save his brother and save Jane Foster but that he in the process sacrificed himself. It was something that was written; it was part of the original pitch. In test screenings, the audience didn’t accept it. There was a very strange and almost unanimous resistance to it.”
With how Loki was able to redeem himself as “Prince of Asgard, Odinson, the Rightful King of Jotunheim, God of Mischief” by trying to turn on Thanos, it felt like a much more impactful death. Hopefully, whatever they do to bring back those that Thanos snapped out of existence also lets Loki return as well.
Are you glad that Loki was able to survive through ‘Thor: The Dark World’ or do you feel his death should have come as originally intended? Did the God of Mischief redeem himself in ‘Thor: The Dark World’? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Heroic Hollywood