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3 Villains Who Inspired Tom Hiddleston's Loki Includes Jack Nicholson's The Joker

Posted By: Staff
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 16:21


Presently one of the more popular bad guys on the big screen, Tom Hiddleston offers up the top three baddies that inspired Loki.

“I’m standing on the shoulders of the villains I loved as a child and take my hat off to,” Tom Hiddlestont told EW. “Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, and I bow even lower for Alan Rickman in Die Hard and James Mason in North by Northwest. I mean, Alan Rickman, particularly in that film, was having such a good time and was so likeable."


Hiddleston goes on to state he looked up the word "mischief" in the dictionary as Loki is known as the god of mischief where he read the definitions included playfulness and mayhem.

“I remember I looked up mischief in the dictionary and the first entry is ‘an inclination to playfulness, a desire to tease,'" Hiddleston said. "And then actually further down the line, like entry No. 5 is ‘destruction and damage.’ So you have this one word mischief which encompasses all these things and that’s the role I’m playing. It’s my job to turn up on set and have a great time and I hope that’s something that’s appealing: you know, Loki’s having a good time and so am I.”

Tom Hiddleston can next be seen as Loki in Thor 2 on November 8th, but after that is anyone's guess. Previously, Thor 3 was mentioned.