All good things must come to an end. Joss Whedon has had it with directing the Avengers films, composer Hans Zimmer is done with superhero movies in general, and now Tom Hiddleston is talking about when his last days as fan-favorite Loki may be.
Hiddleston debuted as the villain in the first Thor movie, went on to appear in The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World, and would’ve popped up in Avengers: Age of Ultron if he hadn’t been cut. In an interview with The Daily Beast, the actor said Thor: Ragnarok will probably be his last go in the MCU:
Thor 3 will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate.
We say “probably” because when The Daily Beast asked whether that meant he wouldn’t appear in either part of Avengers: Infinity War, he said:
I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo teased that they’re playing with a ton of characters in the third and fourth Avengers films, so it’s still possible Hiddleston could show up, so perhaps Hiddleston is referring to any major character arc for Loki. At least, that’s what we’re hoping. The actor has been a delight to watch over the years, especially in moments like when he donned his Marvel costume and addressed his followers at San Diego Comic-Con.
Hiddleston’s career has skyrocketed since his first appearance as Loki. He recently debuted his performance as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, he’s set to go shirtless in Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, and he’ll be seen soon in AMC’s The Night Manager and Kong: Skull Island. Thor: Ragnarok, meanwhile, is set for release on November 3, 2017, so enjoy our time with Loki while we still have it.