Marvel fans who stuck to the franchise through thick and thin know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometimes makes a disappointing film, but is usually a bright spot in these films too.
This was the case with the first two Thor Films that weren’t bad, but weren’t that good either. One of the highlights of these films was Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, and in part Marvel decided to give him his own show.
There are many reasons why fans love Loki, and Hiddleston is one of them. Here’s a look at why fans are so excited that Tom Hiddleston is returning to his role as Loki.
The trickster prince is back for ‘Loki’
Phase one of the MCU included all the early films that people know and love, and of course Loki was the main villain of phase one. During this phase of the MCU, Loki was played as the prince trickster, someone who is mischievous and willing to use his magic and powers to defraud people to find his way.
And as a cast photo behind the scenes of The avengers shown, fans on Reddit really miss this side of Loki. Afterwards Loki was put in prison and his character developed. He was still cheating on people, but he was slowly becoming a “good guy”.
This arc ended when Loki tried to trick Thanos to save his brother’s life, but Thanos saw through the trick and killed Loki for it.
But of course Loki is coming back to his own show on Disney + thanks to time travel and this Loki will be the same mischievous devil from Phase One.
This has excited many fans as many people miss these good old days of the MCU. After Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson left Marvel, only a few characters remain from that time.
Tom Hiddleston clearly loves his job
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This cast photo also showed some fans how much Hiddleston loves to play Loki, and that still applies today. Like many Marvel stars, playing Loki has changed his life and it is a role that he seems to be very grateful for. This passion for character also shows fans how seriously Hiddleston will take things, and this also makes fans more excited for the show.
While Hiddleston’s passion for the job is evident in both interviews and cast photos, rumors about Marvel’s casting of a new Loki haven’t stopped.
For example in the next Thor movie, Thor: love and thunder, It has been reported that a new actor will play a younger Loki. Of course, Marvel usually keeps things quiet, but fans will know for sure when the show and movie will be released.
What is ‘Loki’ about?
Due to the 2019-2020 pandemic, Loki, has been delayed a bit like many other productions. That said, it is expected to premiere in 2021 and, unlike previous Marvel shows, it will be part of the MCU canon.
Unlike most other TV shows, however, this will be a mini-series, meaning that there may not be a second season.
‘Loki’ is currently scheduled to have six episodes, and each episode is expected to look as cinematic and fantastic as the Marvel films. The show’s plot is more in the air.
What definitely happens in Loki is that it will involve Hiddleston to play Loki from phase one. This means that Loki, as fans said, will be a mischievous trickster again.
Some other well-known actors like Richard E. Grant, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Owen Wilson will play a role on the show, but it’s not clear which characters they play. Apart from these facts, everything else is either rumors or speculation.