Tom Hiddleston reveals what he thought of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, saying he was awestruck by the footage that was released to the public a couple months back. Reprising the Marvel villain for the fifth time in the upcoming Joe and Anthony Russo project, the 36-year-old star is set to join countless actors who are part of the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe as the culmination of everything that has transpired in the franchise finally starts.
Loki has had a tumultuous relationship with the Avengers for years now. Since descending on Earth in an effort to take it over during 2012’s Avengers, Odin’s adopted son has gone on to do more despicable things. Despite this, fans, and even his brother, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), continue to give him another shot at redemption. A huge part of the reason why is Hiddleston’s ability to portray him in a compelling way, regardless of how questionable his actions are.
Talking to The Empire Film Podcast (via Cinema Blend), the British actor was asked what his thoughts were the first time he saw the record-breaking Infinity War trailer released last November. Much like most of the people who have watched the clip, Hiddleston said that on top of being impressed by the sheer magnitude of the project considering countless characters appearing, he couldn’t help but feel nostalgic seeing Feige’s long-term plan finally coming to fruition:
“It looks very impressive, doesn’t it? It’s very exciting. And I found it quite, and this is an odd thing to say, I found it quite touching because I remember, when I was cast as Loki for the very first time, almost 10 years ago, and Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, called me into his office to say congratulations, and one of the first things he said was, ‘Let me talk to you about Avengers.’ And I thought I had just been cast in Thor. And he’s told me the dream he had to build this fleet of films, this Marvel Cinematic Universe that was culminating in Avengers. And suddenly the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanded to such an extraordinary size that it can encompass and encapsulate so many different characters who people have taken to their hearts and followed and loved, whether it’s all the people from the Captain America films or the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s become so peopled now. It’s just so impressive, and I say that almost outside it. And I feel so lucky to be a part of it. That’s why I found it exciting.”
Unfortunately, Hiddleston’s Loki won’t be on the side of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Feige has already confirmed that the God of Mischief will be aiding Thanos in his quest to gather all six magical stones and execute his universe-altering plans. The trailer itself showed him handing the Mad Titan the tesseract, which he scooped up just before Asgard was destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok. It’s important to note, however, that there is still a possibility that he will switch sides and will ultimately choose the right thing to do, especially if the people he cares about are in grave danger.
However Loki chooses to conduct himself come Avengers: Infinity War, his actions are expected to have a significant effect on how the narrative pans out. He’s technically the first henchman that Thanos has commissioned to do the dirty work for him as seen in the first Avengers so he might know something about the purple alien that could play a significant role on how he can be defeated. If the Russos spin it this way, he may even be the key to the Mad Titan’s fall.
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