Tom Hiddleston, the actor who brilliantly plays the character Loki in the Marvel cinematic universe, recently gave an interview with Total Film magazine in which he discusses playing the villain. In the interview he teased director Alan Taylor's vision of Thor: The Dark World saying...
I don't want to give too much away. But I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed. Alan Taylor's vision of Thor 2 is utterly brilliant. The journey continues in the most epic dimension and proportion imaginable. It's very, very exciting.
It is exciting, isn't it! It's going to be pretty awesome to see this new vision of Thor's world brought to life. At one point in the interview Hiddleston is asked what the best part about being Loki is, and this was his reply...
The best thing about being Loki is that he is my diametric opposite. Physically, he is a photo negative of who I am. Loki is dark and pale, and I am light and fair. Also spiritually I am not much like him either. Yet I feel an incredible freedom in playing him.
He is a combination of mercurial intellectual ability, emotional ambiguity, rakish charm, charisma and provocative wit. He has a wicked inclination to mischief, underneath which is a well of spiritual pain. Both these aspects are central to his depth as a character: his unashamed and perverse delight in creating chaos; and his capacity for raw emotional expression.
And – as my American friends tell me – he's kind of a badass! He's one of the richest, most rewarding, most fun characters I've ever played.
I think Hiddleston is one of the best casting decisions Marvel made in their cinematic universe. I can't see anyone else laying Loki like he does. Thor: The Dark World also stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Stellan Skarsgard and Christopher Eccleston. It's set to be released on November 8th 2013!
What are you excited about seeing most in Thor 2?