Tom Hiddleston gave an interview to MTV this week and divulged a few new vague bits of information on the two Marvel film projects he’s at work on: The Avengers and Thor 2.
Firstly, for the Josse Whedon-helmed Avengers in which he will reprise his role as Thor’s manipulative and devious brother Loki, Hiddleston said fans can expect a darker, more sinister interpretation of his character.
“In The Avengers he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic, or maybe even psychopathic is the word, in a deluded way. Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him, it still comes from that lost place, but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in Thor 2 his previous actions will, he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done.”
But of course, he can’t give an interview without leaving open the possibility that Loki won’t always be a villain.
“The great thing about Loki is there is potential in him for greatness and awfulness, for great heroism and great villainy. There are still, even within The Avengers, there are moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption.”
Speaking of Loki’s future, Hiddleston also noted that a director still hasn’t been nailed down for Thor 2. Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first flick, is not returning for the sequel, and rumor had it that Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk might be a lock to helm the second God of Thunder flick.
According to Hiddleston, anyone who’s said that Kirk was a lock is wrong, and that’s come from a higher power, namely Marvel’s executive producer Kevin Feige.
“I don’t know that that’s actually confirmed. That’s not me being coy. I spoke to Kevin Feige last week on [The Avengers] set and he said, ‘Oh no, we haven’t got anyone yet. We’re thinking about people.'”
“I think [Kirk’s] name is definitely in the hat,” Hiddleston added. ”But I don’t think anything is solid.”
So, to sum up: Loki is villainous, but maybe not always. Thor 2 might have a director, but maybe not. Ah, film interview vagueness.