New photos of Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers 4 appear to confirm a major flashback in the movie.
Photos of the three, available at Just Jared, where shot while they were filming the as-yet-untitled Avengers film. What's interesting is the fact that Hemsworth is sporting long blonde hair, which he previously cut for Thor: Ragnarok, and Loki is seen bound and gagged much like he was in the final scenes of the original Avengers movie.
This indicates that at least one scene in the upcoming film takes place in a flashback, before the third Thor film and during the first Avengers installment. Whether Loki will appear outside the flashback scene remains to be seen, as details are thin; RDJ, for example, only confirmed his return to the franchise earlier this week.
All three actors are expected to appear in Avengers: Infinity War as well. This will make 10 movies for Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Hemsworth and Hiddleston will have each portrayed their characters in six movies, including the just-released Thor: Ragnarok.
In theaters nationwide, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Karl Urban as Skurge.