I am Jay of Midgard, and I freakin’ hate Thor! The dude is the most annoying character in all of comics. He is a blonde pretty boy G-d, and I can never understand anything the douche says. I would normally feel culturally insensitive making a statement like that, but screw it, I hate all Asgardians. I hate them all “VERILY” much!
But surprisingly, I LOVED THE THOR MOVIE! I didn’t “like” the movie. I didn’t “kinda-sorta enjoy the movie”. I didn’t “used the term love to get into her pants” love the movie. I “love” loved the movie!
It was weird. I felt like a traitor to the X-Men for siding with an Avenger. I was a self-hating mutant of the worst kind (a Wolverine!) But the reason I loved the movie was not because I liked Thor- I still #$#@ing despised him. I loved the movie because I adored his glorious adopted brother Loki. He gave me someone to root for. I never liked Loki in the comics either, probably because I had no clue what the heck he was saying, but the movie Loki is the perfect villain. (I must also admit that I now adore comic Loki also; if you are not buying Young Avengers you are worse than an Asgardian) He is an arch-enemy I can connect to- I also am jealous of Thor and of his inherited privilege. Loki is beautiful; he is hilarious, dead serious, clever, cocky, intelligent, and evil all at the same time.
I loved him in Thor. I loved him in Avengers. And I cannot wait to root for him in Thor: The Dark World.
But sadly, I will not get to enjoy Avengers: Age of Ultron, because there will be no Loki in it. Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Loki, told Entertainment Weekly that he will not be appearing in the flick. A film without Loki is not a film for me.
“He’s not in it,” Hiddleston stated. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”
Hiddleson continued “When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn’t in Die Hard 2. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the Lost Ark to the Temple of Doom, there was a whole new bad guy. I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”
To quote the great culture critic Ron Simmons- DAMN!
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________Jay Deitcher, LMSW(
@mrdeitcher) is an educator on comic history and runs successful Free Comic Book Day events yearly. You can see a listing of his incredible articles at JayDeitcher.com.