As we pointed out yesterday, it’s been a big year for Tom Hiddleston. With villainous star turns in “Thor” and “The Avengers” and dramatic roles in artsy films like “War Horse” and “Midnight in Paris,” he’s the real breakout star among the cast of “Avengers” characters.
Before he can move on to bigger things, he’s got to settle the role of Loki, who’s supposed to be the villain in this summer’s “Avengers” film. Regardless of how the trickster god fares against Earth’s Mightest Heroes, Hiddleston is still signed on for the “Thor” sequel, which is set to begin filming later this year.
In an interview with Empire, Hiddleston teased that even in “Thor 2,” Loki will be up to the same tricks as usual.
“I don’t want to spoil anything here,” he said. “Loki’s eternal predilection is to dance on the fault lines of villainy and redemption. I think whatever happens to him, he’ll always keep people guessing.”
As Hiddleston’s Loki was more misunderstood than malignant, that could mean a reversal back to the side of good after whatever conflict he faces in “The Avengers.” It could also just be the necessary interview vagueness from an actor who’s become well-accustomed to the publicity cycle of superhero films.
“All I know about ‘Thor 2’ is that we’re supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it is being directed by Alan Taylor,” he said, probably playing more coy than honest. But hey, that’s becoming his right — with his star growing brighter, pretty soon he’ll be able to talk about whatever he wants.
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