This Video & Article Contain Thor: The Dark World SPOILERS!!!!
Tom Hiddleston's Loki is a fan-favorite in the Marvel Movie Universe - which is probably why the God of Mishchief has been hanging around for multiple Thor movies and The Avengers, with no signs of him going anywhere in the near future.
In fact, when making Thor: The Dark World Marvel apparently didn't think there was enough Loki in the mix, which is why the studio staged reshoots to feature even MORE of Hiddleston's scene-stealing character. (If you listen to our review, you know it was totally worth the extra effort.)
FINAL WARNING - SPOILERS FOLLOW!!!
Thor 2 leaves Loki in position on the throne of Asgard while in the guise of his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). How he got there undetected is a question that the sequel leaves hanging, for sure (what, did both Heimdall and Odin miss that one?) - but it would seem clear that any plans for Thor 3 will have to address Loki usurping the throne - especially since The Avengers 2 will be leaving the villain out of the story.
As you can see in the video above (and in many of the other Thor 2 interviews we did), plans for the Thunder God's next chapter have been wholly dependent on the box office reception of The Dark World. As of writing this, Thor 2 is sitting at $480 million at the worldwide box office, which is not even half of Iron Man 3's take, but is already better than the original Thor's entire earnings, in just three weeks of release both domestically and overseas. That's all to say: don't be surprised if one of those yet-to-be-announced movies for 2016 is Thor 3 - Especially if the Phase 3 road to Avengers 3 is headed in the direction we think.
Though he's being modest in the video, Hiddleston's Loki still has a major role to play in the MMU, and fans will likely be eager to get him back, when (not if) that day comes.
Iron Man 3 is now available on home video, Thor: The Dark World is currently in theaters, 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 July 31, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.