Tom Hiddleston is the stand out villain in the Marvel cinema universe. His Loki has been featured in numerous of their films due to Hiddleston’s strong portrayal. But, it could be time for Marvel to start finding its next top villain.
Chatting with The Daily Beast, Hiddleston revealed that he is seemingly retiring his sinister Asgardian role with the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” to be his last time: “Thor 3 will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate.”
The question remains whether he will be involved with the “Avengers: Infinity War” saga. The actor said that he does not know and indicates Marvel has not decided either: “I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.”
The actor revealed he’s been enjoying watching the MCU progress and is keen for “Captain America: Civil War”. Asked what his character would do if he were in that film, he says: “I feel like if Loki was in Civil War, he’d be sitting on the rooftops somewhere going, ‘How marvelous… the children are fighting.’ I’m excited to see it.”
Hiddleston’s name has also come up a lot lately in relation to the James Bond franchise following an acclaimed turn in the mini-series adaptation of John Le Carre’s “The Night Manager”. Speaking with Happy Sad Confused, he says all the talk is just that – there’s nothing actually happening:
“Honestly, [it’s] pure speculation. When it comes up in conversation, as someone who’s been a fan of the series since I was a child, you kind of go, ‘Really? You’ve got to be kidding.’ It’s all come from ‘The Night Manager’…and I play a spy, a former British soldier who is recruited by MI6 to become a spy. There’s a seduction and a glamour to that world, and [my character is] seduced very much by Hugh Laurie’s character, who plays an international arms dealer. And so people have made the link, but honestly I think [the conversation of], ‘Who’s going to be the next Bond?’ is a national pastime.”
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo teased that they’re playing with a ton of characters in the third and fourth Avengers films, so it’s still possible Hiddleston could show up, so perhaps Hiddleston is referring to any major character arc for Loki.
We are hoping we are not quite done with Loki yet, but if Thor: Ragnarok is the last time we see the trickster god, we’re sure it will be a fitting farewell. One way or another we know we will be starting to see some of these characters go away sooner rather than later.
Hiddleston’s career has skyrocketed since his first appearance as Loki. He recently debuted his performance as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, he’s set to go shirtless in Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, and he’ll be seen soon in AMC’s The Night Manager and Kong: Skull Island. Thor: Ragnarok, meanwhile, is set for release on November 3, 2017, so enjoy our time with Loki while we still have it.
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Tom Hiddleston Discusses Retiring Loki, Rumors On Being Next James Bond