Let’s recount what Loki went through in the first Avengers film way back in 2012. He was overtaken by Captain America and Iron Man- although he let that happen, so let’s meet in the middle and call that a draw- got blasted by Phil Coulson, outsmarted by Natasha Romanoff, Hulk-smashed by…well, Hulk, couldn’t pierce Tony Stark’s heart, failed his mission, and to top it all off, he never even got to have that drink. It was a hard knock life for Tom Hiddleston, you can probably figure.
And sure, life didn’t get much easier for the god of mischief between The Avengers and Infinity War, considering the fact that he, you know, died. But then, he’s getting his own series on Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, so clearly all can’t be lost, right? Nonetheless, it’s been an interesting experience for actor Tom Hiddleston since first gracing the screen as Loki in the first Thor film. And at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago recently, the actor discussed his experience working on the first Marvel Studios culmination and what went through his mind back in 2012:
“I remember being terrified making the first Avengers film because it wasn’t a given that it was going to work. It only worked based on how hard we worked to make it work if that makes any sense.”
Indeed, the part about the uncertainty of The Avengers working was a big gamble, not to mention having a director come in to essentially tell a sequel to other various films and it’s only his second full-feature project. But then, Joss Whedon is used to the occasional bit of pressure. And while Loki’s life has been up, down, and all around during the events of Thor: the Dark World, not to mention getting turned around by Stephen Strange and having to engage in a game of “Help Me” in Thor: Ragnarok, it’s nothing compared to having to face Thanos.
That said, with Loki dying in The Avengers, there are many in fandom who hope this isn’t the end for Tom Hiddleston and the god of mischief. Perhaps, to them, if a Hulk Smash couldn’t get rid of Loki, why should something else when there’s the ability to turn back time? Makes it easy. But we’ll see. What’s your take on how Tom Hiddleston has portrayed Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And where would you like to see Loki go from here? Death notwithstanding, anyway. Let us know in the comments below.