Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were in for quite a shock last year when fan-favorite character Loki died in the opening minutes of Avengers: Infinity War. While the character has been known to wiggle his way out of a permanent death before, his demise at the hands of Thanos had a certain sense of finality about the God of Mischief's story arc. Nevertheless, news soon surfaced that Disney was developing a live-action series based on Loki for its upcoming online streaming service Disney+.
Fans got even more excited when actor Tom Hiddleston himself confirmed he would be involved in the project. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, Hiddleston's role in the Loki television series will not turn out to be what fans had hoped.
ThatHashtagShow's Charles Murphy recently tweeted that he has heard the rumor that Hiddleston would only serve as a narrator on the show, which would be centered on Loki's life story. In a follow-up tweet, Murphy clarified by saying that, if that rumor turns out to be true, Loki would "be telling a story/stories about his younger days and they would be able to bring in younger actor(s) for that."
RUMOR: Tom Hiddleston will be the narrator of Loki's life story in the Disney+ LOKI series. pic.twitter.com/fGFVR4iA7C— Charles Murphy (@CharlesMurphTHS) January 10, 2019
If it's accurate, he'd be telling a story/stories about his younger days and they would be able to bring in younger actor(s) for that.— Charles Murphy (@CharlesMurphTHS) January 10, 2019
Given Loki's death in Infinity War, it was widely assumed that Disney+'s Loki live-action series would be centered around the God of Mischief's younger days. However, since the Asgardians are beings that live for thousands of years, it was believed Hiddleston would still be able to reprise the role of a younger Loki. However, this new rumor casts doubt on the actor's role on the series.
Of course, it's important to remember that, for the time being, this is still just a rumor. Plus, with so much secrecy surrounding the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, a last-minute resurrection is still a possibility. It's likely that all the details about Disney's Loki series will be revealed once Endgame hits theaters.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.