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Marvel's Loki TV show is a "new departure," but star Tom Hiddleston can't say why

(Image credit: Disney)

Tom Hiddleston - best known for impeccable British manners and playing Loki in the Marvel movies - has hinted in a new interview that the Loki TV series currently in production will see big changes for the character.

"All I can tell you is that it is called Loki. It is a new departure ... but I can’t explain why," he told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), mysteriously. 

He could share his general, spoiler-free, feelings on the role of the god of mischief though.

"It is a constant source of surprise and delight that these films have connected with people. I knew he was a complex figure," he said. "Intelligent yet vulnerable. Angry and lost and broken and witty. I thought it was an amazing opportunity and it’s grown into this network of movies. I could never have expected it. I feel very fortunate that this character has connected with people."

The Loki TV show is being created for the Disney+ streaming service (opens in new tab), but we don't know much more than that. Comic Book (opens in new tab) shared an image of Marvel Studios boss himself Kevin Feige at a Disney investor meeting in April that showed a logo and concept art.

(Image credit: Disney/Comic Book)

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It shows Loki on a city street around the time of Jaws’ release, placing at least part of the timeline in 1975. Could it be a prequel? Could it mean time travel shenanigans? We can but wildly speculate. We do know the the Disney+ MCU shows will interact with the movies "in a very big way"

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Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.