Tom Hiddleston is ready to return for the Loki Disney+ streaming series. In a recent interview, the God of Mischief actor gave Marvel Cinematic Universe fans a better idea of what they can expect when the show lands in Spring 2021. While that may seem like a ways to go, it really isn't, and it has been rumored that the upcoming series will tie directly into the events of Thor: Love and Thunder, which hits theaters at the end of 2021.
When asked about the Loki series, Tom Hiddleston notes that it will be "six hours," which coincides with what Elizabeth Olsen had to say about the WandaVision series. He also said that playing a character for nearly a decade meant that it would need to be reinvented over and over again, by presenting him against a roster of "formidable opponents the like of which he has never seen or known." Hiddleston was not able to share anything else about the new Disney+ series, but MCU fans are already excited to see where Loki ends up after stealing the Tesseract and escaping during Avengers: Endgame.
As for Tom Hiddleston's thoughts on playing Loki in Infinity War and Endgame, the actor knew all of the major story points for his character well ahead of time. As for his time coming to an end, the actor knew that it was coming, but he was okay with it, considering how much time he had devoted to playing Loki over the years. Hiddleston had this to say about Loki's MCU story arc.
"When we shot (Infinity War), they knew (Loki would be back in Endgame). For sure, I knew about the Endgame piece. But I knew that in terms of Loki's journey, the arc was complete at the beginning of Infinity War, and it was very emotional. Josh Brolin was very sweet. He was like 'I'm sorry, man.' But also bless them, Joe and Anthony (Russo) were like 'this is momentous, this is how we're ending the film and this is the end of Loki and that's it.' And when I shot it, I thought that was absolutely the last time I would play the character."
While Tom Hiddleston thought he would be finished with Loki after Endgame, he was wrong. He later learned about the Loki show, but as it turns out, he found out well in advance and way before it was even a blip on the public's radar. However, that ended up making it pretty tough to do press for Infinity War. Hiddleston explains.
"(All that) meant I had to go and do press for Infinity War going 'yup, that's it, guys. So I did know about it then, but I didn't know what the story was. Working with them on what it's going to be, what the content's going to be, what the meat and potatoes of the story's gonna be, the tone, the context, the different challenges, it's so exciting."
Tom Hiddleston is looking forward to the Loki series, which is set to begin production early next year. Specifically, Hiddleston is looking forward to "presenting him (Loki) with new challenges which then have to change him in different ways". The actor says this, "is the most exciting aspect of it." If all goes as planned, the MCU's Phase 4 will seamlessly weave stories together from the big screen to the small screen, keeping everything connected as Marvel Studios has done before. It's a lofty goal, but they have proven that they're up for the challenge. You can check out the interview with Tom Hiddleston below, thanks to the MTV News YouTube channel.