Loki star Tom Hiddleston says the Disney+ series will put his character into a brand-new context.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with Hiddleston ahead of his Broadway debut and asked about his upcoming Disney+ series, which will see the God of Mischief hopping through history.
“It’s very, very exciting because in many ways it’s the character you know, but in a context you’ve never seen him in before. And if I say any more, I’m gonna say too much. So that’s what’s so thrilling -- there’s so much to explore that I haven’t yet explored. That’s very exciting.”
At Comic-Con International in San Diego last month, we learned that Loki will pick up after Avengers: Endgame. More specifically, it will follow the 2012 version of Loki who absconded with the Space Stone following his failed invasion of New York.
Because of that, all of the character development that has occurred from Thor: The Dark World to Avengers: Infinity War will be erased, and the Loki audiences follow on the show will be one still very much embedded in villainy.
As Hiddleston hints, however, we will likely see new shades of the character emerge. After all, we know he has the potential to be more heroic. Though more is sure to be revealed about the show ahead of its debut, that won't be until the spring of 2021, so it will still be quite a wait for fans.
Loki premieres spring 2021 on Disney+.