Tom Hiddleston And Ray Stevenson Talk Thor: The Dark World; Volstagg In Avengers Sequel?
Hiddleston is set to return to Asgard this year alongside Chris Hemsworth in the solo sequel Thor: The Dark World from director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), and speaking to Zap2It, the British actor has expressed his love for the God of Mischief.
Tom Hiddleston starts off by saying that Loki will remain part of the MCU as long as the fans want him there, or Marvel decides to “take him out”, and that he is delighted with the character.
I will go on until the audience wants me to stop or Marvel tells me to stop,” Hiddleston tells Zap2It. “It is a rare thing to be connected to a character that people enjoy watching. I never expected it my wildest dreams. You don’t dare sign up for that as an actor. All any actor can see is they might play a character that somehow ignites the public imagination and it is thrilling when you do. It is in good fun.
As to what is in store for Loki in the sequel, the actor says he expects to respond to how the character changed after his family disowns him for his actions.
The fun of playing Loki is the character itself constantly keeps people guessing. And he provokes a double-edged sentiment in the people who allegedly he has invested in, and who he cares about,” Hiddleston said. “As someone, who was then cast out as the black sheep of the royal family, whether he can be accepted into that fold is a question that remains to be answered. Just how dark and evil he has become is another question I hope the film will answer.
Meanwhile at the premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red Carpet News TV caught up with fellow Brit Ray Stevenson, who briefly spoke about returning as Volstagg in November’s Thor sequel, along with Christopher Eccleston’s (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) new bad guy Malekith the Accursed, and the possibility of the Warriors Three popping up in 2015′s The Avengers 2:
Asgard’s under great threat, I mean the biggest threat it’s ever had. The worlds have been turned upside down, the stakes are a lot higher, it’s a lot grittier and darker. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!
When asked about what actor Christopher Eccleston has brought to the project, to play the evil villain Malekith, Stevenson says he only saw him on set a few times, but that he brings darkness in good measure:
I saw Christopher Eccleston on set two or three times. The man is just a construement sort of, malevolent, dark force. He’s under so much …make-up that took hours and hours [to apply]. It takes a lot, but he’s bringing something very very dark and special to it.
When asked if there is any chance of Volstagg appearing in the The Avengers sequel:
Always, there are always possibilities. There’s always room for a big guy at the end.
Asked also about chances of being Punisher one more time, he is very hopeful and its something he very much wants and if the fans want him to do it and Marvel gets behind it, he would be happy to return.
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Thor: The Dark World is set for release on November 8th, with a cast that also includes returning Thor stars Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanou Asano and Stellen Skarsgard, while MCU newcomers include Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Bullet to the Head).
“Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.