Avengers: Infinity War star Tom Hiddleston reveals what he hopes the God of Mischief, Loki, does next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hiddleston first joined the MCU in 2011's Thor, being introduced as Thor's adoptive brother Loki. However, Loki turned on his brother and became the major villain of 2012's The Avengers. Since his defeat at the hands of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Loki has become somewhat of an anti-hero in the MCU, sometimes working with, and sometimes against, Thor.
Fans last saw Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, where he had seemingly repaired his relationship with his superhero brother. However, with all the known heroes in the universe converging on Earth to protect the world from Thanos, it's unclear what Marvel has in store for the God of Mischief. Certainly, many fans have theorized that Loki dies in Avengers: Infinity War, in a way that offers the character redemption before his death. However, Loki's portrayer has an idea for what the God of Mischief could do after Infinity War wraps up.
In an interview with Screen Rant during the press junket for Avengers: Infinity War, Tom Hiddleston offered his own idea of what's next for Loki after Earth's Mightiest Heroes face off with Thanos. When asked what he thinks Loki should conquer next in the MCU, Hiddleston said:
His own mind, I think. I think, actually, what has been revealed to me through playing him is that all these motivations were actually misguided. Needing to be king, needing the love of his father. And actually, it's something in himself, this kind of self-rejection or self-disgust that he hasn't fully realized. He hasn't just relaxed into it, you know. I always think I just want to tell Loki to just calm down and, you know, let's go for a pizza and, you know, tell me everything and I’ll listen patiently. But yeah, I think he's not in control of his own mind.
Hiddleston's take on the character of Loki is undoubtedly interesting, especially with regards to Loki not quite knowing his own mind. Still, the flaws that Hiddleston mentions, self-rejection and self-disgust, are what have made Loki such a tragic and relatable character. It's also what has made the character so compelling throughout his run in the MCU. Prior to the introduction of Black Panther's Killmonger, most fans would likely agree that Loki was Marvel's best movie villain.
Of course, if Loki meets his end in Avengers: Infinity War, Hiddleston's ruminations on what's next for the character become moot. As Infinity War and Avengers 4 complete the story of the MCU thus far, the movies are expected to introduce a number of changes to the franchise's lineup of heroes. That includes deaths of major characters, with Loki, Tony Stark, and Steve Rogers being some that many fans theorize may meet their end.
Nevertheless, fans may like the idea that Loki just needs to go out for some pizza. He didn't get to eat shawarma with Earth's Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers post-credits scene, after all, and Loki is due for a nice meal out. All that said, what exactly Marvel has in store for the God of Mischief remains to be seen. And fans should get a better idea of Loki's fate when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters this week.
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