Collider got the chance to sit down with Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the MCU, and ask him about the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. With Kong: Skull Island releasing this weekend, they asked Hiddleston what it was like moving from a monster movie to playing Loki again, as the character is quite monstrous.
“Loki is a God of Mischief. Whether he’s a monster is not for me to say.”
So while Hiddleston isn’t sold on Loki being a monster, he certainly falls in line with being a trickster. Yet while Loki’s character has been around awhile, Taika Waititi is planning to shake up the Thor films with the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Hiddleston spoke a bit about what it was like to work with Waititi and the direction he was bringing to the film.
“It was fantastic! He’s a wonderful director. He’s very spirited and light-hearted.”
“Yeah, as a director, you can’t help but leave a fingerprint of who you are on the film you make, and Taika is a very warm-hearted, generous spirit who loves to make people laugh. I think you’ll definitely see humor in Ragnarok.”
Yet while we’re going to be seeing humor, I have a feeling it will be to largely balance out the grim doom of the apocalypse.
Feel free to read the rest of the interview, where Hiddleston speaks about Kong here.