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Ask anyone what Marvel's biggest issue is, and you will likely hear the same answer over and over again: it is the villains. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is packed to the brim with some seriously colorful heroes, but Loki is the only villain who has experienced any real staying power since his introduction in Thor all the way back in 2010. Last time we saw this evil trickster, he had stolen Odin's Asgardian throne, and finally attained the power he had always wanted. Now, according to Tom Hiddleston, the events of Thor: Ragnarok will catch up with Loki as he enjoys the power his throne provides. The actor explained:
At the end of The Dark World, Loki is on the throne. At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a few questions and Loki is endearingly enigmatic about providing answers.
Tom Hiddleston's recent comments to Fandango (which he provided while promoting the upcoming release of Kong: Skull Island) pretty much guarantee that Loki will be up to his usual tricks when we see him at the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok. It appears that he has not ceded the throne of Asgard since stealing it from his adoptive father at the end of Thor: The Dark World, and he has continuously delighted in taunting Thor while in disguise. He could give his brother a straight answer to his queries, but that would spoil all of the fun.
Of course, something tells us that this will not last. Loki is one of the few Marvel villains to experience a genuine arc as a character since his introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Ragnarok will undoubtedly see him stand up from the throne at some point. The death of Frigga (Rene Russo) in Thor: The Dark World clearly had a massive impact on him, and he proved that he is willing to side with the heroes when he has a personal interest in the outcome of a situation.
With that in mind, it seems entirely likely that Loki's evolution will continue when Ragnarok finally debuts. He may still technically be a villain in the Marvel universe, but he has come too far and evolved too much to stay that way forever. Personally, I think redemption might be on the horizon for this perfect bad guy -- regardless of how skewed his moral compass was in the past.
We will bring you more of the latest and greatest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as more updates are made available to us. Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.