When fans last saw Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, he had ascended to the throne of Asgard by assuming the identity of his father, Odin. When Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters, the result of Loki’s rule will finally be revealed in what may be the God of Thunder’s most spectacular adventure yet. In a series of interviews with IGN, Hiddleston discussed how the arrival of Hela will impact Loki’s relationship with Thor and the sinister God’s reaction to Doctor Strange.
Hiddleston elaborated, slightly, on previous comments about the state of Thor and Loki’s relationship.
“At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a lot of questions, and Loki,true to form, is not that forthcoming with many answers. But hammers are involved and the stakes are raised.”
Hiddleston explained how the danger posed by Hela will force to brothers to untie against a common enemy.
“Cate Blanchett is playing the goddess of death who brings destruction in her wake. It’s the kind of destruction that both Thor and Loki have never seen, on a scale of terror they’ve never ever seen before. So, they fall back on their brotherhood, fractured though it is, to see what they can do to stop her.”
With Benedict Cumberbatch set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok, Hiddleston dicussed how Loki may react to the future Sorcerer Supreme.
“I think he probably dismisses Strange. Yes, his sorcery is very impressive, but Loki’s been doing that for century so who cares? But Hela is a different beast and full of surprises. [She] actually might have been someone with whom at one time he could’ve gotten along, but the circumstances have changed.”
Loki has arguably remained the most popular villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and considering he was last seen in a new position of power, fans are eager to see where director Taika Waititi will take the complex villain’s story.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.