Nobody expected Thanos (Josh Brolin) would kill Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Avengers: Infinity War. The scene left many fans heartbroken as the God of Mischief had just walked the path of redemption and amended his equation with brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Fans still remember his last words to the Mad Titan, ‘You’ll never be a god’, and to his brother, ‘The sun will shine on us again’.
In Avengers: Endgame, when Marvel gifted us another Loki from 2012 who escaped during the time heist in New York, fans realised it’s not yet over for Hiddleston’s character. Later, MCU announced its Phase 4 with a solo series for the anti-hero. While everyone is waiting to know what will happen in the show, the actor has revealed something interesting.
As Marvel fans, we wanted to know what was he exactly thinking when he was offering Thanos his ‘undying fidelity’. Now, Tom Hiddleston has revealed his character’s final thoughts in Avengers: Infinity War before Thanos killed him. The actor told Comicbook, “I think that whole scene is overwhelmingly terrifying for both Thor and Loki.”
The actor added, “Genuinely, he’s seen Thor in some tight spots before but he’s always trusted his brother will find a way out of it. In that moment, he knows that if he doesn’t do anything his brother will die at Thanos’ hand. When he first starts speaking, I think he’s just stalling for time. He says, ‘If you’re going to Earth, you might a guide. I have a bit of experience in that arena.’ He’s trying to think of a way of stalling Thanos. He’s improvising.”
Tom Hiddleston added that his character knew that he’d got one shot at trying to deceive Thanos and to save his brother. Hence, he goes down swinging. The actor added, “I know some people have been, ‘Why’s he using a knife?’ and stuff but he does go for the head. He almost makes it so he knows how to do that.”
“I always found it very touching that when he’s listing, he’s introducing himself, he says, ‘I, Loki, of Jotunheim, Prince of Asgard, God of Mischief, Odison…’ and he calls himself an Odinson. Really, those movies, up until that point, have been, especially from Loki’s perspective, have been ‘Who gets to call themself an Odinson?’ The fact that he addresses himself in that way and looks at Thor, I found really touching,” concluded the Marvel actor.
Well, Loki’s act really gave Thor some time to think. He looked at Heimdall (Idris Elba), who sent Hulk, aka Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) back to Earth. When Banner was thrown off to Earth, he landed at Dr Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) place and informed Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) about the danger. So his death didn’t go in vain, and he did his best to save his brother at least.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Loki series is all set to make its debut on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday (June 9). A new episode will release every Wednesday at 1:30 pm for Indian fans. Along with Tom Hiddleston, the series also stars Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Sasha Lane and Richard E Grant.