As "Thor: Ragnarok" prepares for a summer production in Australia, actor Tom Hiddleston is also preparing for what could be his last turn as the fan favorite villain Loki. Hiddleston spoke about the upcoming "Thor" sequel in an interview with the Daily Beast, where he seemed to definitively state that "Ragnarok" will be Loki's final appearance.
"'Thor 3' will be cool because I've not done it for four years," said Hiddleston. "I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate."
The Daily Beast asked for a clarification, asking if Hiddleston's Loki will appear in the massive two-part "Avengers: Infinity War." "I don't know! Honestly, I don't know," said Hiddleston, shrugging. "They haven't got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along."
So while it sounds like it's possible Loki could show up in "Infinity War," Hiddleston seems to be regarding "Ragnarok" as his last opportunity to play the character. Hiddleston debuted as Loki in 2011's "Thor" and followed that up with the lead villain role in 2012's "Marvel's the Avengers" and a third appearance in 2013's "Thor: The Dark World." That film ended with Loki in a new status quo, having secretly replaced Odin on Asgard's throne.
Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and more, "Thor: Ragnarok" is scheduled to open on November 3, 2017.