Marvel Studios seems to know what their fans want as they recently had Thor 2 director Alan Taylor go back and shoot additional Tom Hiddleston Loki scenes for the movie. Hiddleston is by far the break-out actor of all the Marvel movies with a loyal fan-base like no other.
The actor recently spoke with the Huffington Post where Tom Hiddleston let it be known he hadn't realized how big the Loki "thing" was until he participated in a press tour for The Avengers movie.
[Following "Thor"] then we went straight into "Avengers," so I didn't really have time to process what it was. It was only really the "Avengers" press tour where it's going to different cities and seeing the responses. And going to Moscow and Rome and London. I was like, "OK, this is a thing." But nothing could have prepared me for Comic-Con.
Speaking of Comic-Con, Tom Hiddleston tells the story of how his appearance came about and how nervous he was coming on after X-Men: Days Of Future Past that featured all the actors on stage for the first time.
There was this conversation [with Kevin Feige], "Well, what would he do?" And then I sort of said, "Well, look, if I'm going to do it, I've got to go to the whole hog. I can't go halfway." And then I wrote this little monologue which is really a kind of pastiche of other things I'd done in "Avengers." And then I just sort of improvised it. I've got to be honest; I was waiting backstage and I just heard that every single X-Men who has ever walked the earth had been on stage before and I was a little nervous. And I thought Well, hopefully if I just commit to it, it'll go well. And I thought, I could always get them to chant my name if it doesn't work. And I walked out, and the very first thing they started doing was chant my name. And that was really surprising.
Regarding the additional scenes for Thor 2 featuring Loki, it turns out Tom Hiddleston was in part actually responsible as Marvel Studios was receptive to some of the ideas the actor pitched. Tom Hiddleston said he's comfortable enough with the character, having portrayed the diabolical brother to Thor for three movies, to offer up ideas.
Because that was the great sort of fire underneath myself was not wanting to take anything for granted or just put the old recipe in the microwave, you know? And try and find new things for the characters to do -- new iterations of the relationship between Thor and Loki. And Kevin was really open to that. I remember as we were conceiving of the shape of the film, Kevin and [director] Alan Taylor were really open to it, especially because they always talk about the connective aspect of the Marvel universal.
Below you can check out Tom Hiddleston as Loki from Comic-Con, and Tom also premiered his latest movie Only Lovers Left Alive at the Toronto Film Festival that sees the actor play a vampire.
Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.
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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous andpersonal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.