Tom Hiddleston Would Pick Lady Sif to Play Female Loki

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Thor: The Dark World is going to be storming into theaters all across the world soon, and while at the London junket for superhero sequel, we had a chance to sit down with Loki himself, actor Tom Hiddleston, to talk about the future of his character in the Marvel Movie Universe – including the very real possibility of the Loki character continuing on without him.

New actors to play Tony Stark/Iron Man have already been a topic of discussion – and we’ve seen plenty of Bruce Banner/Hulk actors in the new Millennium – but unlike those cases, Loki is a character who comes with a built-in foundation for significant recasting – and Hiddleston shared his own thoughts on how that scenario should play out.

In Marvel Comics lore, Loki has had several alternate bodies to inhabit – including a female one, as featured in late-2000s Marvel Comics story arcs. After the events of Ragnarök (a cycle of godly and worldly death and rebirth in Norse mythology), the comic book version of Loki returned and possessed the body of Lady Sif, carrying out some nefarious plans – like the “Secret Invasion” or “The Siege” – during his stint as a lady-dude. 

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While Loki’s fate at the end of Thor: The Dark World is not yet known, it’s not specious to assume that, if the sequel makes bank, Hiddleston would be brought back for the inevitable Thor 3, as he remains one of the main pillars of the franchise. And with both producers and franchise star Chris Hemsworth all speculating that a third Thor movie would likely venture into the Marvel version of the Ragnarök saga (against evil Surtur and his fire-demons), it’s not inconceivable that the aftermath of the trilogy finale could follow a similar pattern as the comics, introducing a rebooted, female version of Loki into the mix.

Right now, the producers and cast all tell us there are no solid plans for Thor 3 in place (a lot will depend on The Dark World box office, naturally), meaning that Marvel’s planned slate of films (which are set to run through 2021) isn’t guaranteed to include the god of thunder’s next outing. By the time Thor 3 DOES roll around, cast members like Hiddleston could very well be ready to make it their final chapter of the franchise – and the Loki mantle could very well need to be placed in new hands.

Hiddleston, for one, would prefer to stick with comic book canon, should that point ever come. Check out what he said when I asked him which actress he would feel comfortable seeing as a successor to the Loki role:

Tom Hiddleston: Oh that’s a good question. We know that in the comics he comes back in the body of Sif. So I say the first obvious port of call is Jaimie Alexander.

Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif looks to have more action (and even some drama) in The Dark World, and the actress remains a fan-favorite as both a member of Thor’s battle squad and as a potential candidate for DC Comics’ own female powerhouse (and potential franchise-starter), Wonder Woman.  The mix of beauty and brawn that Alexander brings to the table is already well established – but could she capture that same sort maniacal glee (and witty comedic timing) that has made Tom Hiddleston’s Loki such a delight? Or would she be out of place in the role?

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Given the sparks that could fly between Sif and Natalie Portman’ s Jane Foster in Thor 2, having Sif eventually turn to the dark side with some ‘scorned woman’ resentments against Thor could be great fun to watch.

Before you share your thoughts in the comments, just remember that the Internet’s other bright idea for a Lady Loki looks something like THIS:


Female Loki Fan Made Tom Hiddleston Would Pick Lady Sif to Play Female Loki



Thor: The Dark World will be in theaters on October 30th (UK) and November 8th (US).

Be sure to check out more from our Thor 2 Junket Coverage in the weeks leading up to release (and after the movie is out).

Female Loki Header Art by Elz-Art @DeviantArt

Zooey Deschanel Loki fan-pic by cvander6 @DeviantArt

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  1. I doubt Tommy-H is going anywhere, regardless of what may or may not happen to him in Thor 2.

    The guy is the face of the franchise behind RDJ.

    • Agreed cant see him going anywhere for the time being.

    • I’m betting he’ll be captured, imprisoned or even put in a coma and makes a grand return later on in phase 3 or 4. I really don’t think he’ll die.

      • This would be my guess, and would probably be amazing.

    • Yes, Good Doctor. Of course.

      I don’t see Tom gone unless and until
      his contract is finished and as an actor
      he himself would not want to come back.
      And Tom might not want to do any more.

  2. Tom has a 6-movie contract and I doubt they’re gonna let him go if his popularity keeps up. And I see no reason why the love for him would diminish.

    We’ll see of course, I will be perfectly happy with an eventual Lady Loki or just a temporary one when Hiddleston takes a break or finishes with the franchise.

    I did not see Jaimie Alexander in enough movies to determine whether she would be able to portray Lady Loki. But I am all for her for sure, I’m sure Tom would give her plenty of tips.

    I also saw people suggesting Katie McGrath for Lady Loki. She was Morgana in BBC’s Merlin, btw.

  3. How about Loki just buzzes off and stops ruining other characters? Let Lady Sif actually be developed, she’s interesting on her own. His inhabitance of Hawkeye in the Avengers was a bigger complaint about the movie.

  4. I would pick Lady Sif to play Wonder Woman instead. She looks to be much better than any of the other potentials I’ve seen.

    • Yup. Sadly, she said she was not interested in the role anymore.


      • I doubt she would refuse if offered.

  5. I would pick Lady SIF to play anything she wants, as long as she is playing with me!

    • Probably the one time you ever heard of a guy wanting to get “SIF”!

  6. Whats with the big boobs? haha wtf.

    • I once saw a picture of a lady with the “two biggest boobs” you ever saw: it was Michelle Obama standing in between her husband and Joe Biden!

  7. Jaimie Alexander is going to be too busy playing Jaina Solo to play lady Loki or Wonder Woman.

    You heard it hear first.

    • Even if she does (big if), there’s no reason why she can’t do both. I don’t believe a WW film has been confirmed to be released the same year as SW7.

  8. I think Jaimie would suit playing Lady Loki, and Tom could always give her tips on how to play it.

    I doubt that they’ll let go of Tom as Loki since he’s one of the most popular characters in Marvel films (along with Jackman as Wolverine, RDJ as Iron Man)

  9. I think that Tom brings so much to the role of Loki, so much emotion, and feeling and just OOPMH. He, literally, brings the lines and the character to life. Just intense.

    If they ever replaced him, then the entire franchise would take a hit.

    And… Personally, I think he could rock ‘Lady Loki’ by himself. >_>