Thor: Ragnarok could be the last time we see Tom Hiddleston playing the conniving-yet-beloved Marvel character that is Loki.
At least according to Hiddleston himself. The actor spoke to The Daily Beast and revealed that, as far as he knows, Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok would be his last outing as Thor’s adoptive brother.
“Thor 3 will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years,” Hiddleston said. “I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate.”
While it certainly sounds like Hiddelston could be done playing Loki after the third Thor-focused feature, chances are his “last time out of the gate” comment comes from the knowledge his contract-obligated pictures are about wrap up. Of course, there’s always more dotted lines waiting for signatures.
When asked if he would appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Hiddleston kept it simple:
“I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.”
Many are wondering which characters will and won’t continue to a part of the line up as the MCU enters its big new phase. Yes, big changes are indeed on the way, but will Marvel be willing to part with arguably the best villain they’ve delivered on the big screen? If there are fascinating, well-drawn and downright entertaining baddies on the horizon, they may very well be.
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows), is scheduled to hit the U.S. on November 3, 2017.