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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In less than a handful of months, we will be getting the first in a two-part culmination of this massive experiment called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a decade in the making, with well over a dozen films and dozens of characters.

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One of the most prominent and popular characters in the entirety of the universe is none other than Thor’s mischievous brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. While speaking on the Empire Film Podcast, Hiddleston reflected on why the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War is so exciting.

“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.”

Let the speculation begin.

Minor spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok below!

When last we saw Loki, he had boarded “portable Asgard” with Thor, and was headed to Earth, only to be intercepted by a mammoth ship that’s been confirmed to belong to big bad Thanos. What’s more is that Loki had the Tesseract on him, and based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, it seems like Thanos will be making contact with Loki.

But will Loki give him the Tesseract willingly? If so, will Thanos forgive Loki for his botched invasion of Earth? So many questions, but the main one here is whether or not Loki will live to see Phase 4, or even Avengers 4. Hiddleston’s comments make it seem inevitable that he’s on the way out, but you never know. He can always renew his contract.

Do you hope to see more of Loki after Phase 3, or is it about time he bowed out? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Empire Film Podcast (via CinemaBlend)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.