Tom Hiddleston is set to make his return as Loki in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” the character having not been seen since he started impersonating his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) at the end of “Thor: The Dark World”.
The end credits scene of “Doctor Strange” however indicated that Loki is now in New York City and Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will help Thor (Chris Hemsworth) track him down.
Speaking with IGN this week during “Kong: Skull Island” promotional rounds, Hiddleston was asked what does his Loki character think of both Strange and Cate Blanchett’s Hela who serves as the primary antagonist?
“I think he probably dismisses Strange. Yes, his sorcery is very impressive, but Loki has been doing that for centuries, so who cares?. Hela is a different beast, and full of surprises, and actually might have been someone with whom at one time he could have gotten along, but the circumstances have changed.
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 haven ever, ever seen before. So they fall back on their brotherhood, fractured though it is, to see what they can do to stop her.”
In the new film Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of the ruthless Hela.
“Thor: Ragnarok” opens in cinemas on November 3rd.