Tom Hiddleston on Loki’s Army & ‘The Avengers’ Manhattan Battle

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 23rd, 2011 at 10:16 am,

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There has been a lot of Avengers news of late, thanks to leaked pictures – Captain America in battle, Captain America and Thor in battle – and footage at D23. Basically, it’s an excellent time to be a Marvel fan.

Over the weekend, Tom Hiddleston – otherwise known as the man who plays Loki – talked about some of the leaked photos and what their significance was.

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you don’t want to know anything about The Avengers, read no further!










Access Hollywood asked Hiddleston about the leaked pictures of explosions and strange technology (perhaps alien in nature?) on the Cleveland set, to which he said:

“That’s basically Manhattan being destroyed by Loki’s army. I’m not allowed to be specific about how that army is made up, but that’s the battle for Manhattan. […] Yeah, that’s me. I’m blowing up the city and the Avengers are trying to stop me.”

Many have speculated that Loki’s army is the Skrulls – or the Kree? or the Chitauri? or some other alien force? – based on rumors and, more importantly, photographs of alien-esque weapons and spacecraft.

See for yourself below:

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When asked who had the best costume in the film, Hiddleston said:

“I don’t want to say this with any vanity or immodesty, but a lot of people have been saying that it’s mine. I don’t know that because I’m the one wearing it and it also weighs forty pounds so after twelve hours or fourteen hours or sixteen hours of wearing it, I’m kind of ready to take it off. Because it’s just—metal and leather.”

On the realization that he was in the ultimate superhero film:

“There’s this one scene at the end of the film where I’m looking up at the Avengers assembled, and you’ve got Thor and Captain America and Iron Man and Hawkeye and Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk staring me down in one shot. And that was the day that I realized we were definitively making The Avengers.”

One assumes, if it comes near the end of the film and all of the Avengers are staring down the villain, that Loki gets his ass handed to him during the climax. Of course, seeing as this is a major Hollywood blockbuster, we could’ve assumed that the bad guy would get his, regardless.

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What do you think about “Loki’s army”? Do you think they’re the Skrulls, the Kree, the Chitauri, or something else entirely? Let us know in the comments.

The Avengers hits theaters May 4, 2012.

Source: Access Hollywood [via Comic Book Movie]

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  1. Just throwing this one out there……

    What about Enchantress, Executioner and he rest of the Masters of Evil? Thats a pretty good army right there. I know its wishful thinking and likely wont happen, but with 2 being Asgardians, its an outside possibility I would think.

    • I think we’ll see the Enchantress and her Executioner in Thor 2.
      THEN, (I’m hoping) in Cap 2 we get to see Baron Zemo.
      At the post credit scene for Cap 2 we can then see the Enchantress meeting with Zemo and making a proposal… a proposal to help create a team powerful enough to stop the Avengers… a team called THE MASTERS OF EVIL! :D
      So, then Avengers 2 can feature “the masters of evil assembling” and then going up against the Avengers!

      Then in Avengers 3 we FINALLY see Ultron! :D

    • There is a possiblility The Red Skull may show up (cameo wise) via a meeting with Loki within another realm. (Why would Loki otherwise be in Germany). The Red Skull might have a subtle plot existence in The Avengers. Besides that, The Abomination or another Hulk sub-villain was rumored to be in this. *

      • Btw there’s supposed to be a scene with The Black Widow in a Russian warehouse. We may finally see Scarlet Johanson actually speaking Russian.

      • well, my guess is that the Red Skull is somewhere in Asgard (with an army of nazis), or maybe frozen in the land of the frost giants, but one thing’s for shure: he ain’t dead and neither are all the people he zapped with the cosmic cube energy guns

  2. New The Avengers promo art. Cap in the forefront. Maybe he is the leader.

    • Yeah, he is, according to Chris Hemsworth via a video that was I saw on Hemsworth was asked will Cap be the leader and He said “Yeah, yeah, he’s the boss.”

  3. The villains will be the Skrulls. nuff said… its so obvious.

  4. Loki. I love you more than I really should. Seriously. You gorgeous man. I don’t care who your army is made up of, as long as you don’t get hurt and you kick the Avengers’s butts! I hope he wins (:

  5. As much as I love each Avenger and the respective actors who portray them, I know myself well enough to know I will be cheering on the villain. Tom Hiddleston did entirely too good a job of portraying the complexities of Loki’s character. As much as I want to cheer on the heroes and will be happy when they ultimately win, a part of me – the louder part- will be crushed Loki lost.

  6. I don’t think Loki is a villain at all. Everything he did in Thor turned out to be for good, but only done the wrong way. I wouldn’t call him a villain, but The Avengers will tells us this :)

  7. His army are the many and thousands of fan girls! ;)