Few actors take on the task of playing a super-villain quite like Tom Hiddleston. The British actor approaches his mischievous character, Loki the Norse god, with the utmost seriousness, going as far as writing an op-ed piece defending superhero movies in the Guardian.
Hiddleston has been confirmed to reprise his role as Loki in “Thor 2” for a while now. The sequel, due out next year, is said to explore the other cosmic realms outside of Asgard and Earth, but Hiddleston is much more interested in a more-personal exploration of his troubled character.
At the closing-night festivities for the Tribeca Film Festival, the actor once again proved his passion for his character, telling MTV News, “I’d like to take [Loki] to his absolute rock bottom. I’d like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up.”
Loki’s origins, something that has always interested Hiddleston, cast the god as a more ambivalent one. In “Thor 2,” the actor hopes to perhaps find some redemption for Loki and maybe even join the forces of good.
“I think the fascination for me about playing Loki is that, in the history of the mythology and the comic books and the Scandinavian myths, is he’s constantly dancing on this fault line of the dark side and redemption,” he explained. “I don’t know when, but it will be so fun to see him see the light again and be recruited to the good side.”
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