Loki is supposed to be the twerps, angry, constantly teetering toward evil brother of Thor, the god of thunder and actual star of his own franchise. But ever since Tom Hiddleston first played the character in 2011's Thor, and especially in 2012's The Avengers, Loki has been a fan-favorite and a scene-stealer, to the point that a panel with the stars of Thor: The Dark World at Comic-Con was replaced with Hiddleston verbally abusing the crowd in character. And they loved it. Clearly high off that Comic-Con success, Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has now made the only possible decision: he's adding more Loki to his movie.
Talking to Collider at D23 over the weekend, Taylor said that he's still shooting some new scenes for the film, which is due in theaters in November, and he's shot new scenes with both Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins, who plays Thor's dad Odin. Taylor says they're continuing to do what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige calls "plus the movie," which means adding in more and more good stuff while they're still in the editing process. And, as any die-hard Hiddleston fan could tell you, a lot of that good stuff involves the God of Mischief. "We realized how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him," Taylor said in the interview. "So it was that kind of thing, it was like, 'Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here because he's such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff.'"
You can watch the full, brief interview with Taylor below:
Loki's role in Thor: The Dark World will be distinctly different from the one he played in Thor and The Avengers, with Thor forced to bust Loki out of jail for assistance in fighting the Dark Elves, led by the vicious Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). We're hoping this essentially makes The Dark World a buddy cop movie, with Thor as the straight-shooting hero and Loki as the wisecracking screw-up, but the two of them forced to overcome their differences for the sake of the Nine Realms. Come on, you know you've always wanted to see a Norse mythology version of Lethal Weapon. Watch the two unlikely partners in action in the latest trailer for the film:
And finally, because what fun is it to talk about Loki without actually seeing him, here's the video of him dominating the Hall H crowd at Comic-Con. My favorite parts are all the moments where Hiddleston can't resist smiling, even though he's supposed to be terrifying the crowd. "Say my name!" You got it, Loks.
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