Tom Hiddleston Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD, How He Differs from Loki and What Fans Can Expect from the Sequel

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Not to be upstaged by potential villainous newcomer, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Hiddleston recently commented on his own villain, Loki, in the upcoming Marvel sequel, Thor: The Dark World.   After starring as the trickster in both Thor and The Avengers, Hiddleston talks at length about the character’s complexity, how he feels about director Alan Taylor’s vision for Thor 2 and what fans can expect to see in the sequel.  Hit the jump to see what Hiddleston has to say.

Also starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Zachary Levi, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings, Thor: The Dark World will open November 8th, 2013.

tom-hiddleston-thor-the-dark-worldAfter receiving his fan award for “Hottest Actor” from the Total Film Hotlist Awards (via CBM), Hiddleston talked in depth about playing Loki in Thor: The Dark World.  Here’s a sample of what he had to say (for the full interview, head over to Total Film):

On the topic of Loki’s mental state:

“Underneath the steely cold veneer of his trickster charm is a certain vulnerability and sensitivity – the wounded fragility of an outcast brother and son. His mind IS a box of cats though! But I love him.”

Hiddleston also talks about the fun of playing the Asgardian antagonist:

“The best thing about being Loki is that he is my diametric opposite. Physically, he is a photo negative of who I am. Loki is dark and pale, and I am light and fair. Also spiritually I am not much like him either. Yet I feel an incredible freedom in playing him.

“He is a combination of mercurial intellectual ability, emotional ambiguity, rakish charm, charisma and provocative wit. He has a wicked inclination to mischief, underneath which is a well of spiritual pain. Both these aspects are central to his depth as a character: his unashamed and perverse delight in creating chaos; and his capacity for raw emotional expression.

“And – as my American friends tell me – he’s kind of a badass! He’s one of the richest, most rewarding, most fun characters I’ve ever played.”

Finally, Hiddleston comments on what fans can expect fromThor: The Dark World:

“I don’t want to give too much away. But I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Alan Taylor’s vision of Thor 2 is utterly brilliant. The journey continues in the most epic dimension and proportion imaginable. It’s very, very exciting.”

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  • Thorfan

    Time to move over and let Eccleston have the attention. Hiddleston cant resist an interview can he. I’m sick to death of him.

    • Norris

      If you’re sick of Hiddleston I have a full proof way to be rid of him. Don’t click on articles where he is being interviewed, it’s really easy.

    • Hmmmm

      Then don’t read his interviews!! A lot of people love this guy and they don’t mind listening to him. And this interview is for an award that he won. The interviewer asked the questions about the movie afterwards.

  • Oli

    He is a bit of an attention seeker.

    • Ur mom

      Not really, this interview started talking about the award he just won. Then the interviewer asked him about the movie. He doesn’t go to them, they go to him, duh. :-/

    • Rian

      How is Hiddleston an attention seeker? He gave an interview after winning an award. I think what makes you consider him one is the attention he’s being *given* by fans/the media.

  • Nomis1700

    Hiddleston was quite good as Loki in Thor. But a bit of a letdown in The Avengers. I hope he doesn’t get to big of a role in Dark World. Let other characters shine.

    • LokiLover

      Loki was not a let down he was freaking awesome and more violet!

  • Chris

    Geeze, you guys. He seems like the most humble guy ever when he’s being interviewed. Maybe he’s just a nice guy? I don’t think Loki getting all that attention is completely on him either. He played a good role so of course they’d want to use him more.

  • Lokitty81

    I beg to differ. Hiddleston is very talented with works ranging from audio book readings to theater. I can’t get enough of this man!

  • sb

    Tom was great in Thor and stole the spotlight in Avenger. He is one of the best actors currently out there. I think Thor2 will be another great movie. Attention seeker? Yeah, actors are all attention seeker why would you go up on stage otherwise? He is always rather polite and very charming. But if you don’t like him go read some other article, it is quite simple.

  • DM725

    I think all the Hiddleston haters should take a step back and look at the bigger picture. This guy seems to be a genuine guy who loves the fandom and has not hidden from the Marvel spotlight since being cast in Thor. He isn’t acting like Christian Bale or Christopher Nolan felt trapped in making comic book movies, he relishes the chance to play this character and that’s good news for any fan of Marvel movies.

    There WILL be continuity because Hiddleston loves the character he was contracted to play, and he doesn’t seem like he wants to give up the role any time soon. If only all the actors cast as superheroes had the same outlook.

  • DM725

    I think all the Hiddleston haters should take a step back and look at the bigger picture. This guy seems to be a genuine guy who loves the fandom and has not hidden from the Marvel spotlight since being cast in Thor. He isn\’t acting like Christian Bale or Christopher Nolan felt trapped in making comic book movies, he relishes the chance to play this character and that\’s good news for any fan of Marvel movies.

    There WILL be continuity because Hiddleston loves the character he was contracted to play, and he doesn\’t seem like he wants to give up the role any time soon. If only all the actors cast as superheroes had the same outlook.

    • fred

      I could’nt agree more, i’ve been nothing but impressed by what i’ve seen from Hiddleston. The guy does seem to honestlty relish and embrace the role of ‘Loki’ and he seems to be fairly passionate about it. I’ll take Hiddleston’s attitude anyday anytime over someone who does’nt embrace the culture and seems like their embrassed about doing comic book films. True dedication and real passion shows in an actor’s perfromance to me, that’s why his role of ‘Loki’ has been one of the most memorable villians along with the likes of Ledger’s ‘Joker’, Molina’s ‘Doc Ock’, McKellen’s ‘Magneto’ & Dafoe’s ‘Goblin’ among others. To me this dude get’s it and understands the pulse of the comic book movie world, i look forward to seeing him again in “Thor – The Dark World”.

  • venom

    I don’t think he goes out of his way for attention. He won an award, voted by readers, and he gets interviewed. I’m sure the guy is a bit blown away by all the support because if you haven’t noticed, his performances in the two Marvel films have been very well received. I don’t quite get how giving very well thought out answers equates to attention-seeking, especially if he was being asked questions in the first place O.o

  • Ryan

    Thor kind of sucked but The Avengers was good so I’ll hold out hope for this.

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  • HerrinSchadenfreude

    Thor was the suckiest most disappointing pretentious piece of garbage I’ve ever seen out of Marvel. Seriously I had to wonder whether the people behind it ever read the comic. Thor was a simp, there was hardly any action, and it was such a small feeling movie in terms of scale I pretty much fell asleep 3/4 of the way through, woke up with the house lights on and had to shake my man awake even then and he was the one who dragged me to see it.

    Why so much debate on who was the best of the boring?

    • spongefist

      I suppose you like that utter bit of shit, Captain America which was the worst by far. It really was terrible.

      Iron man 1 was total shit as well – the only good thing being his suit design.

      Iron Man 2 was far better, outdoing Iron man 1 ten fold.

      Thor was by far the best stand alone, with The Avengers obviously winning hands down.

  • HerrinSchadenfreude

    Thor was the suckiest most disappointing pretentious piece of garbage I\’ve ever seen out of Marvel. Seriously I had to wonder whether the people behind it ever read the comic. Thor was a simp, there was hardly any action, and it was such a small feeling movie in terms of scale I pretty much fell asleep 3/4 of the way through, woke up with the house lights on and had to shake my man awake even then and he was the one who dragged me to see it.

    Why so much debate on who was the best of the boring?

    • Really

      Luv your exaggeration…. and the repost. :)

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  • annadel

    His royal hotness seems like a dead ringer for Fassbenders younger brother….both could sit there and read the contents of the back of a cereal pack to me NO PROBLEM…… pass the cereal!!!!

    • AnnieO

      Love your post…”His Royal Hotness.” I am stealing that one as my new nickname for him, LOL.

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