As you know Tom Hiddleson plays Loki in the up coming Marvel film Thor, and in an interview with MTV he discusses his take on the villainous character, and also gives us a little tease for the final battle between he and Thor.
I tried to find a physicality for Loki that was very different from Chris as Thor, He's such a big guy and he does so much work on his body, and it was brute strength and a really raw masculinity that would wield this hammer with an enormous power.
If he was the rock, I wanted to be like the wind, dancing around and you could never pin me down, I worked with the stunt guys on this almost balletic fighting style. You'd throw a punch at Loki but he's ten steps ahead of you and he wouldn't be there.
I love the idea they played with here, and it makes perfect sense for the character. He's got to have some kind of chance to take out Thor. Hiddleson then goes on to give a little description of the climactic battle between Loki and Thor. There's no real spoilers here so don't worry. You may or may not have heard that Chris Hemsworth recently revealed that he used some Mike Tyson boxing skills in his fighting style, so keep that in mind when reading this.
There's a huge fight at the end — that's not giving too much away to say that it comes to a head. We rehearsed it a lot [and] Ken [Branagh] was really happy. After that day of shooting, he said we definitely have the 'Bourne Ultimatum' version of the two boys from Asgard.
And here's where the story gets fun and interesting,
There was this move where I had to spear [Hemsworth] and he'd catch the spear . . . and then just pop the elbow up into my face, I'd been doing this quite nifty reaction — like great boxing closeups where you see someone get punched in the nose. On the fourth take, we got a little close, and in that split second, I thought, 'I've got too close. I'm going to get nailed. [Hemsworth] just cracked me in the nose, and I was so stilled by the force of this thing, Chris had huge arms at this point. His arms were the size of my head. He had to throw me across the room, and you can hear him going, 'Sorry, dude,' and then slinging me across the room. Rivers of blood were coming out of my nose.
Rivers of blood! I hope that makes the final cut. Sounds like this is going to have some pretty intense fight sequences! I can't wait to see these characters in action!
What do you all think about what Hidldeson had to say about the character and fight sequences in the interview?
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2011.