As you’ve surely noticed if you spent any time at all on the Internet, today is April Fools’ Day. We here at Screen Rant have certainly had our fun with the holiday, though I won’t spoil it by revealing which of our articles are the fakes (that’s your job, dear reader). But do take a look through today’s published articles and see if you can spot the real news from the false.
And it isn’t only Internet news sites trying to pull your leg, a Fox-affiliate in Chicago enlisted none other than the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s resident prankster, Loki (better known to us mortals as Tom Hiddleston) to deliver the weather with an Asgardian twist. Watch the clip above in where Loki rather characteristically finds a way to blame his brother, Thor, God of Thunder, for a string of bad weather heading Chicago’s way.
Hiddleston is currently starring in the Hank Willaims biopic, I Saw The Light, but he’ll return to the MCU as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok. Last we saw Loki he was sitting upon Odin’s throne (disguised as his adoptive father) at the end of Thor: The Dark World, but as far as his big brother is concerned Loki sacrificed himself while they fought to retrieve the Aether. Since he went out on such a high note, practically redeeming himself in Thor’s eyes, it’ll no doubt be a dramatic moment once the truth is revealed. In fact, Thor may swear off his trickster brother once and for all after learning he faked his death and took over Asgard.
After sitting out both Age of Ultron and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Ragnarok may be the final outing of Hiddleston’s Loki. When asked if he plans to return for the next big Avengers film, Infinity War Part One, Hiddleston was somewhat noncommittal, only saying: “Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.” Which is, frankly, very hard to believe. Surely, Marvel Studios has had their “ducks” in row since announcing Phase 3. And who actually believes Thor 3 will be Hiddleston’s final turn as Loki? The actor is clearly very attached to the character, as anyone who was inside Hall H during Loki’s surprise appearance in 2013 can attest.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part One – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part Two – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.