With the release of "The Avengers" this May, Marvel will finally succeed in bringing together all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. But few anticipated that in the wake of the first "Avengers" trailer and the panel at New York Comic Con so much of the fan attention would focus on one man: Tom Hiddleston and his character, the villainous Loki.
Hiddleston sat down with MTV News the day before his appearance at NYCC and talked about what we can expect from what is arguably the most anticipated film of 2012.
As you more than likely saw in the most downloaded trailer in history, Loki arrives on Earth in a big way, and we finally get to see not only our heroes but their rival in action for the first time since this summer's "Thor." Hiddleston said he was excited "just to see the camera in motion because, of course, my memory of the film is it's all fairly static because the world tends to be quite static."
Hiddleston explained that when he finally did see footage, he realized just how "dynamic" director Joss Whedon's work behind the camera had been. "Joss absolutely has his own artistic fingerprint. Clearly, the action in this film is going to be ginormous and spectacular," the actor said.
The camera work isn't the only element of "The Avengers" that is getting ratcheted up from "Thor." Hiddleston promises a renewed, focused and ultimately more dangerous Loki. "If the Loki in 'Thor' was about a spiritual confusion — 'Who am I? How do I belong in this world?' --— the Loki in 'Avengers' is, 'I know exactly who I am, and I'm going to make this world belong to me,' " Hiddleston said.
The actor was less eager to comment on the rumors circulating about who Loki turns to for help when fighting the Avengers. "Where are the snipers? Which window are they aiming at?" he jokingly asked MTV News.
Hiddleston has been steadfast in his reluctance to drop any hints and remained tight-lipped about Loki's so-called "army." The important piece of information that Hiddleston did give away about the secret bad guys, however, is that when they are finally revealed this spring, they will ultimately please fans.
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