Chris Hemsworth Discusses Relationship With Loki in ‘Thor 2′

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Marvel Studios came in force yet again to San Diego Comic-Con last month and while the cast wasn’t available for a full panel on Thor: The Dark World, fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston made up for it by coming on stage suited up and in character as Loki. He berated the audience before presenting new footage from the film, footage that made attendees question just how evil Loki really is.

After betraying Asgard in Thor and launching an alien invasion against Earth in The Avengers, with the goal of becoming its ruler, the God of Mischief finds himself in an Asgardian prison cell at the beginning of Thor 2. As the first trailer reveals, Thor needs his help, but what does that mean for their relationship?

While on the set of Thor: The Dark World last fall in London, we asked Chris Hemsworth about the complicated relationship between Thor and Loki.

“I can’t say too much, but I think in the comic books you kind of roll your eyes sometimes at the amount of times they’re back to being best friends. And so we wanted to keep in mind, Loki did just try to kill you for the seventh time – and Earth. It’s a big war, and what have you… Maybe there’s something we can maybe, [CHUCKLE] … We have a common need or something which, you know, that would, well… [laughs]  You know the scene in Avengers when Thor says ‘careful how you speak.  He be crazy but it’s my brother,’ kind of sums it up. Yeah, he’s a screw up but he is my brother. I don’t think they’re back to being best friends, but Thor’s at a loss about how they got to this point,  ’cause for him, I think [treachery] stuff came out of nowhere and I think that in this film [Thor] certainly can acknowledge now with a maturity that he should have been more aware of Loki over the years and where he was positioned and all of this, and why maybe that led him down a certain path. I think there’s maybe an empathetic view for Loki that no one else can have because they’re not bound by blood, you know.”

Joss Whedon previously revealed that Loki was not a part of his script for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and while Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige played teased media at Comic-Con about the possibility, actor Tom Hiddleston recently confirmed that he in fact, won’t be back for The Avengers 2. What does that mean for Loki’s story arc in Thor: The Dark World and could this really be end for him? Or is Loki too much of a fan-favorite even for Game of Thrones’ Alan Taylor to kill off in the next chapter in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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Read the full Chris Hemsworth interview here and tune into Screen Rant tomorrow for the premiere of the second official trailer for Thor: The Dark World! In the meantime, check out the first Thor 2 trailer.


Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor off a script by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins.

Thor: The Dark World releases November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. this movie will not be good imo…only good thing coming out of this movie is the post credits for avengers 2

    • Whatever.

    • then WHY WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME reading the article? it just makes you look like a stupid troll!!
      NOW go away you mewling quim!

      • HA! Mewling Quim. :)

      • what language is this? harry potter? stop with the angrynissues please sir slash or madam

        • @luther

          That means you didnt even watch the first film if you think he is referencing Harry Potter…so in that case you realy dont have a right to speak. You dont even specify why this movie will not be good….you are just commenting for the sake of commenting? LAME

          • +1 hahaha

          • well, i hate to be THAT guy, but the MQ line wasnt in the 1st thor, but The Avengers

    • i had very low expectations of the first one. Besides the humans from earth it was pretty good. this should be a sleeper hit

    • Man thor being my favorite marvel character i am insulted for him by you saying that and people who actually saw the first thor have the right to comment oh yeah and loki is cool too

  2. I still think Thanos is behind the scenes pulling the strings and setting up Avengers 3. I’m betting he’ll somehow capture Loki and threaten punishment for failing to get the Tesseract for him… forcing Loki to bargain for his life with Thanos.

  3. Remember – in The Avengers , Loki was warned what might happen if he failed by Thanos’ minion !
    Could they be tracking Loki down to punish & Thor has to help defend him in the next movie ?

  4. I think Loki will have to answer to Thanos at some point, hopefully it happens in Thor 2.

  5. I think this movie will rock. It can very well be the best comic book movie of the year (for me at least). I keep hearing nothing but good about it.

    The Thor-Loki relationship/dynamic is my favourite thing when it comes to this corner of the marvel universe and it looks like we’re gonna get plenty of that.

    I can’t wait to see this.

  6. Letting villains stick around to long hurts a franchise.

    • You either die a villain, or live long enough to see yourself become…er, wait that’s not right.

    • Agreed (Green Goblin, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Wolverine–even tho he is not a villain). Twice is usually enough.

  7. It would be epic and sad if Thanos comes to kill Loki in the end of the movie.

    • Yea but if there were any acceptable way to kill off Loki, it would be by Thanos’ hand. I’m not a big Thor fan but I would go to see this sequel if I heard I would get to see Thanos off a character.

    • I doubt it. Kevin Fiege said Loki could stick around for a little longer. He’s signed on for 2-3 films left.

  8. Killing loki would be a dumb mistake, considering that hiddleston performance
    Matched RDJ and MR performances easily and literally took attention from other
    Actors. Thor 2 needs to buildup to the next monumental step in mcu, hopefully
    traylor will come through.

  9. This could be the CBM of the year, it’s looking that good.

  10. Really looking forward to this film – think the GoT-esque style will be an improvement on the first one

    Also Loki is going to make it out of this film alright (he’ll end up in Thor and everybody’s good books and free from prison, I think)
    No way marvel are ending his story at this point (even if he is being rested during avengers 2)
    But marvel keeps everybody alive in their films
    And if they plan to do a Thor 3 film (which makes sense given the desire to go cosmic) the god of mischief will be there to shake things up
    Plus hiddleston is brilliant as Loki

    My prediction is that he will only redeem himself in this film
    then in the next Thor film (phase 3) he may do something mischievous to make amends for failing to get the tesseract, maybe by undermining Odins power (odinsleep?) so that Thanos can come into Avengers 3 without having to deal with Odin (and possibly sporting a fancy glove)
    But I am just guessing though

  11. What if Loki makes a deal with Thanos, and gives him the Infinity Gaunlet that is in Oden’s vault? Then Thanos Kills him with it?

  12. I’m thinking that when Thor screamed “NO!” in the trailer, it could be Loki’s death he’s forced to watch, not Jane’s.

    • I’m pretty sure they aren’t gonna kill off Loki

      • They did in the first Thor movie but he never really died.

        • He never got killed in the first Thor film.. only sucked into the wormhole created by the rainbow bridge breaking.

          • True but it was assumed by the characters and inferred to the audience that he was falling to his doom and indeed may of done if not “rescued” by Thanos and brought into his employ?

            Possibly… maybe… theoretically…

            • Or not……

              isn’t this fun :)

  13. What happened to Loki in “Thor” at the End is that he goes into the Wormhole, and ends up landing somewhere near Thanos. Thanos is from the galaxy where the Guardians of the Galaxy are, which is in the future, as it is stated that GOTG will be presented in a future universe.

    Thanos ultimately cannot find Loki this time around because simply put.. he’s out of reach (for now).

    I believe Malekith has ties to Loki and Thanos himself.

    • It’s established in the button scene in Thor that Loki ends up on Earth, not Titan.

      Loki learns the Cosic Cube is on Earth, so he seeks Thanos.

    • GotG being in the future was just a rumour. They’re in the same timeline as the other movies only in a different part of the universe.

  14. Is there any chance a Loki spin-off could work?

    • To quote Thor in Thor #2: “Nnnnooooo!”

    • The only spin off I see happening with Loki is the Young Avengers. A Young Avengers movie with Speed, Wiccan, Vision, Kid Loki, Hulking, Patriot, and Ironlad would be awesome

  15. I’m thinking this will be the CBM of the year, however, that’s not saying much based on the other crap we’ve been forced to accept

    • Forced? who MADE you fork up the money for three CBM movie this year?

      • Oh just let him be cool on the internet. He’s an internet cool guy. So cool. So, so cool. Now I want to be him. Maybe one day we will all be so cool. I doubt it. The coolness level here is off the charts.

        • If he’s cool I’ll take awkward social outcast in a heartbeat….

        • yeah I’m the “cool” guy, definitely not the virgins who sit on here and wait for a guy to say something they don’t agree with. I grew up on comics and the cbm’s released so far this year have been pretty bad. andas to who forced me to go, that would be my son. you know the thing that happens when you have sex with a real live woman and not your hand. have fun on the internet trolls

  16. “Can I have a horse?”

    “We only have dogs’”

    “Are they big enough to ride on?”


  17. bye bye

    • Loki in Thor needs to come back. He is hot and a great actor. He make the show fun to watch. Bring him back. We watch all of them.

  18. Lorky needs to come back. I think he hot and he mask the show.

  19. Loki in Thor needs to come back. He is hot and a great actor. He make the show fun to watch. Bring him back. We watch all of them.