Is Loki’s Role in THOR : THE DARK WORLD Bigger Than Previously Thought?

I’ve always thought Tom Hiddleston’s Loki should play a minor role in THOR : THE DARK WORLD to fend off his eventual over exposure. After stirring up trouble as the main baddie in two previous Marvel flicks, the horned God of Mischeif deserves a day off (and I’m a tiny bit tired of him). According to past rumors surrounding the new Thor sequel, Loki was only ever supposed to play a minor part, but in a new article from Total Film the once (and future?) antagonist is revealed to be the wind beneath Malekith’s wings.

Christopher Eccleston raised his fanboy stock even higher by signing on as the fiendish Malekith the Accursed in Alan Taylor’s Thor: the Dark World. Ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim (one of the Nine Realms introduced in the first movie), and reportedly described by Eccleston as “a bad guy with no redeeming features” , he’ll be causing the God of Thunder no end of trouble as he plans to take over the universe-egged on by Tom Hiddleston’s mischievous Loki.”

The last part is the most important. What exactly does “egged on by Tom Hiddleton’s mischievous Loki” mean? Will the green cloaked brat point his tongue at Malekith during a chance encounter on Asgard, or will Loki actively instigate the film’s central conflict?

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  • Shall_be_lifted_Nevermore

    A “tiny bit tired” of Loki? Blasphemy!

    No, but seriously. Loki’s a main character, too. He’s been growing and developing just as much as (if not even more than) his brother. A well of emotional drama and anguish, and as clever as f*ck (his plans are layered, complex, and brilliant…keeps the plot interesting and twisty). And c’mon. The bromance between him and Thor? Gotta love the bromance.

    I hope to see a lot more of him. In Thor 2, and possibly Avengers 2 (though not as the main villain again…maybe just a pop-in. I agree in that you can’t get too repetitive).

    Also, he’s definitely eye-candy if your type is tall, dark, and foxy. I know mine is 😉
    The fact that he’s being played by Hiddleston doesn’t hurt.

    • Fats Mclemlich

      I agree with you, i can understand how he’s a fun gu to have around, but I can’t help but scream at the screen everytime he pops up. “Just kill him already!”. The dudes a mass murderer (especially after The Avengers), and he’s still alive?

      • Shall_be_lifted_Nevermore

        Of course? He’s the villain. And one you can sympathize with.They can’t just kill off one of the most loved characters in the movieverse. Do you have any idea how enormous Loki’s fanbase is?

        • Fats Mclemlich

          Touche. He’s the biggest draw of any modern villain, I’d say, especially since he lives through each adventure though.

          I still want to see him given the Joker treatment, where he’s forgotten/written off (even though Nolan wanted him to have a minor part in TDKR)

          • Shall_be_lifted_Nevermore