Avengers And Thor 2 Teasers From Hiddleston And Skarsgrd

The actors behind Loki and Professor Erik Selvig drops some hints about Joss Whedon’s superteam epic

Interviewed by MTV , Loki actor Tom Hiddleston has revealed that despite rumours, Game Of Thrones director Brian Kirk has not yet been locked in to call the shots on Thor 2 :

“I don’t know that that’s actually confirmed,” he says. “That’s not me being coy. I spoke to [Marvel movies boss] Kevin Feige last week on [ The Avengers ] set and he said, ‘Oh no, we haven’t got anyone yet. We’re thinking about people. I think [Kirk’s] name is definitely in the hat, but I don’t think anything is solid.”

He also had this to say about Loki’s appearance in The Avengers :

“In The Avengers he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic – or maybe even psychopathic is the word – in a deluded way. Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him – it still comes from that lost place – but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in Thor 2 … he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done.”

He even hinted that Loki may one day discard his dark ways, saying:

“The great thing about Loki is there is potential in him for greatness and awfulness, for great heroism and great villainy. There are still – even within The Avengers – moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption. Nobody is black and white, there are shades of grey in all of us. We all have potential for greatness and we all have flaws. I for one am championing the redemption.”

“Well with the scene we did in Thor , it was like Loki, one way or the other, entered Eric’s mind. And in Avengers , you will see more clarity in how Loki is using Eric’s mind. [My character] is of importance but the size of the role is not big. It’s a small role and it is a pretty crowded film with a lot of actors in it. Most of my scenes were with Tom Hiddleston.”

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.