Tom Hiddleston Talks Loki, Thor And The Avengers!

Tom Hiddleston Talks Loki, Thor And The Avengers!

Tom Hiddleston Talks Loki, <i>Thor</i> And <i>The Avengers</i>!

The actor talks about the character of Loki, his relationship with Thor, the stunts he had to train for and shares his thoughts on The Avengers...

In an interview with IGN, the actor goes into detail about his role in the upcoming movie and dicusses both his character and the relationship he shares with Thor, the stunts he had to prepare for and once again hints at being in The Avengers as well as what he thought about seeing the team coming together for the first time at Comic Con last week.

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On His Portrayal Of Loki:

"I hope that he is a villain that you love to hate, rather than a villain that you just hate. Well, I think throughout the course of the film I think you can understand his motivation. Loki isn't just an anarchist. He's not just someone who's out to burn the house down. I think his villainy, or what gives him credentials as a supervillain, is that he comes from a deep sense of betrayal. He's caught between two worlds and he's highly alone. And someone with an inclination towards mischief anyway, someone who likes pulling practical jokes, he's a prankster. That inclination is fed into the rejection and he becomes kind of a destructive force. So it's pretty fun."

On Loki's Relationship With His Brother Thor:

"I like that Loki is such a good liar that you can't tell. I didn't want to do any winking at the audience to say like, this is when I'm lying. Um, I think in the film, I don't want to give too much away, but you find out that Loki has been responsible for a hell of a lot more than you first might have imagined. And that's all over the comics. You'll be following Thor through one adventure and you think there's one particular bad guy and then Stan Lee and Jack Kirby will pull Loki out from behind the curtain and you see him pulling the strings and you go, "Oh my God, it was Loki all along." Yeah, he is a shape-shifter, someone that is not to be trusted."

On Training For His Stunts:

"I did a lot of training, actually. Ken asked for me to be very lean and very strong at the same time. And he wanted me to develop a fighting style that would be much closer to, I don't know if you've heard about the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. If Thor was a big rock then Loki was like the wind. And he would just dance around this sturdy block of granite that was Thor. And so I developed a kind of fighting style that was much more balletic. I used to jump rope a lot. Ken said I don't want you to build muscle, because I could have. But he wanted to keep me really lean and really flexible so that he would swing the hammer and I would bend around it."

On Whether Loki Will Be In The Avengers:

"I'm not sure I'm allowed to say at this point."

On What He Thought About Seeing The Team Assemble At Comic Con:

"I think it's astonishing. I think that Marvel is an imaginative organization. It's truly epic and ambitious. It's like bringing together a fleet of ocean liners and having them all sail together. I really think it's truly amazing. I was doing another television job in Sweden about three years ago. I had a day off and I went into a local town and I went to see Iron Man and I became an immediate fan. And in that moment never imagined that two years later I would be the next one along that was leaning towards the union of these heroes. I think it's epic."

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