What’s a Thor movie without Loki? Sadly, not much. As great as the character of Thor has become in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his love-hate relationship with Loki is one of the most compelling things about what makes him so likable. His struggle with Loki is Shakespearean in scope, and their bickering back and forth is something anyone with a sibling can relate to. Plus, given how Thor: The Dark World left off, we knew the mischievous Asgardian would have some role to play in Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the trilogy.
This was confirmed relatively recently when Doctor Strange hit Digital HD. In the special features, we saw a piece of concept art that showed Loki and Thor once again teaming up — this time against big bad Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. But what are the circumstances surrounding this teamup? What brings these two together yet again, forcing them to work together, against their better judgment?
Speaking with IGN, actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gave some details as to why Loki has to put up with his pesky older brother yet again.
“At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a lot of questions, and Loki — true to form — is not forthcoming with that many answers. But hammers are involved, and the stakes are raised. Cate Blanchett, it’s no secret, is playing the goddess of death, who brings destruction in her wake, and it is the kind of destruction that both Thor and Loki have never seen; on a scale of terror that they’ve never ever seen before. So they fall back on their brotherhood — fractured, though it is — to see what they can do to stop her.”
We’ve got to say, Hiddleston actually revealed a whole lot more than we expected on that front. Without giving away any true details, he managed to give us an understanding of where these two brothers stand in the film itself. We couldn’t be happier to hear this news, and in true form, we’re sure this flick will include a whole lot of distrust and potential betrayal down the line — and we especially want to know how Loki’s usurping of Oden plays out. That’s one plotline we assume won’t go unanswered.
What do you think of Hiddleston’s statements, and what do you hope to see out of Loki in this third outing? Let us know in the comments down below!
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
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