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?
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, 2014, The 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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