Tom Hiddleston Talks More About Loki's Motivations In MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS

Hit the jump to read Tom Hiddleston's take on how Loki's nefarious plans change between the events of THOR and Marvel's The Avengers, as well as how the villain copes with taking on the superhero team.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/8/2012
In the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Tom Hiddleston has talked more about his role as Loki in Marvel's The Avengers. Commenting on how the God of Mischief evolves following the conclusion of Thor, as well as the way the villain faces off against each member of the superhero team, the British actor offers up a fascinating insight into what we can expect from Loki this coming April.

"There is a personal engine but it's behind a degree of megalomania. When you see Loki let go of that spear at the end of Thor, he lets go of Asgard, he lets go of Asgard and his need for that place and his attachment and need for the affection and respect of Odin and his brother. As he disappears in that wormhole, that's a literal way of saying, "I'm done. Asgard is gone and I have other things to do." At the beginning of The Avengers, you see the beginnings of what Loki is planning and if he doesn't belong in Asgard, where might he belong? In that tragic place of confusion of "Where do I belong in this universe?" Loki's answer is "I will make myself belong", which dark and menacing and dangerous.

"I think Loki is very flexible and adaptable to the present context. With each Avenger, he faces a different threat, a different strategy and methodology. Some pose more of a threat than others in his mind, but they all have their own unique superpowers. I say it's like tennis. You'll never play the same game of tennis with a new and different opponent. The magic happens in the space between you, not just with the characters but the actors too."


STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)


Source: SFX Magazine
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TheMyth - 3/8/2012, 3:07 PM
I wish I could go into hibernation.
superotherside - 3/8/2012, 3:10 PM
He has made an amazing Loki!
marvel72 - 3/8/2012, 3:12 PM
loki villain of 2012

@ ironman53

we may get to see it before you,but you do get it on dvd/blu-ray before us.

so it does sort of balance out.
MovieMann - 3/8/2012, 3:14 PM
I don't understand the hype for this guy.

Sure, he delivered a solid preformance.

But I can't find one scene with him where I just think "Wow, this guy is freaking great"
Ghostfire - 3/8/2012, 3:23 PM
@marvel72
Very true. We do get the blu rays before you, but I still hate you brits for getting The Avengers first!......DAMN YOU!!!
Ghostfire - 3/8/2012, 3:24 PM
oh yeah, one more thing, LOKI FTW!!
HelaGood - 3/8/2012, 3:31 PM
such perfect casting!!

"TELL MEEEEEEEEEE!"
gunner - 3/8/2012, 3:32 PM
This guy is a Great Actor ,I had my doubts before the Thor Movie came out , but he was so Damn good how could you not be impressed , A true thespian he gave the role so much Meat , he stole the show! He'll be off the hook on this i'm sure !
Cant wait for this Movie to come out !
Zarog - 3/8/2012, 3:33 PM
@Moviemann Because his character was actually nuanced. Watch the scene with Loki and Thor together right after Thor flips over the table. He's good at conveying what's really going on in the scene.
gunner - 3/8/2012, 3:33 PM
Hail Hydra ?
Hail Loki !!
finaljustice671 - 3/8/2012, 3:34 PM
Love how well this guy understands the psychological aspect and motives of his character
marvel72 - 3/8/2012, 3:36 PM
@ ironman53
@ ghostfire

even though you guys get it on dvd first,it still don't beat actually seeing it early.you know once you've seen it you can wait for the dvd.

should of been a worldwide release date.
Vence - 3/8/2012, 3:40 PM
I like it.
Ghostfire - 3/8/2012, 3:42 PM
@marvel72
My thoughts exactly. One would think it would be a worldwide release, but hey, there's nothing we can do about it. Let's just rejoice that we have an Avengers flick. So enjoy it bud, and let us know how it turns out.
Ghostfire - 3/8/2012, 3:56 PM
I agree with that IM53.
GreyChaos13Zero - 3/8/2012, 4:05 PM
@ironman53
I agree with you on that also?)
LAWLZY96 - 3/8/2012, 4:37 PM
Tom Hiddleston is so [frick]ing awesome. And awesome in the role.
Ghostfire - 3/8/2012, 5:39 PM
@batlizard11
So true, but the sad part is, that others don't see it that way. They have their heads so far up their asses that they don't realize that we are actually spoiled for getting all these great films.
luckylu - 3/8/2012, 6:33 PM
this guy has done his loki research
peppy - 3/8/2012, 6:54 PM
April 25th bring it
peppy - 3/8/2012, 6:58 PM
Tom H great actor , great Loki apart from cap he is the most I'm looking forward to in avengers
Jobu - 3/8/2012, 8:14 PM
Can't wait myself. I'll probably download. I'll try to wait but chances are that ain't happening
Boogie138 - 3/8/2012, 9:02 PM
hiddleston is go awesome. as a long standing thor fan boy he was so great as loki i could forgive the few missteps the thor movie had. him being the villian for the avengers is the best thing the flick has going for it.
Lego - 3/8/2012, 9:27 PM
ehhh looks iight. more exciting for Prometheus
JakeDixon - 3/8/2012, 11:32 PM
Brilliant Loki!!!!
gannicus - 3/8/2012, 11:41 PM
we brits rule .
genesis609 - 3/8/2012, 11:41 PM
what does everyone think the end of avengers credits scene will be? i think it will be the reveal of the secret marvel movie being released in 2014, probaly black panther or hank pym movie
HavocPrime - 3/9/2012, 1:30 AM


Such an awesome scene, guy is defiantly going places.
xXkryptoniteXx - 3/9/2012, 3:35 AM
@havocprime

I agree his a great actor that added more into Thor then anything, his performance is great it's just they should have more of him or even his change to a good guy to a bad guy. The ending with his confrontation with Thor in the was great as well. I can't wait for the avengers.
MB007 - 3/9/2012, 4:18 AM
Awesome!! Can't wait for his Cap fight in Germany!
BTW: I've watched the final trailer 20 times now!! :-)
PeterParker1991 - 3/9/2012, 5:44 AM
Can't wait for this movie
redkrypton - 3/9/2012, 6:03 AM
I wanna crash my plane into the Antarctic an go into suspended animation until this movie comes out. Very eager for this movie to come out.
MtnMan - 3/9/2012, 6:06 AM
So has anyone thought of the theory that Howard Stark's flying car (in CATFA) at the Stark expo is using the same technology that the helacarrier uses to fly in Avengers?
crazyray - 3/9/2012, 7:01 AM
@TheGuason- that pic is now my background, bad ass.

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