Between Thor, its upcoming sequel and The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston is making Loki's presence known in the cinematic Marvel Universe. Today, MTV Splash Page caught up with the actor to discuss his upcoming work and got the update that Thor 2 is, at the moment, still without a director.
"I spoke to Kevin Feige last week on set," Hiddleston tells the site, "and he said, 'Oh no, we haven’t got anyone yet. We’re thinking about people.'"
Recently, "Game of Thrones" director Brian Kirk's name was dropped as a potential candidate for the job but, though Hiddleston did confirm that Kirk's name "is definitely in the hat", nothing is set as of now. Expect that to change shortly, however, as Thor 2 is expected to begin filming next spring.
Hiddleston also spoke of Loki's arc between the three films, saying that the Thor sequel will pick up immediately after the events of The Avengers.
"In 'The Avengers' he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic," Hiddleston adds,"...Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him. It still comes from that lost place, but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in 'Thor 2'... he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done... There are still, even within 'The Avengers,' there are moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption."
Whether or not we'll see a more noble Loki remains to seen as Hiddleston admits that it's a cause he's personally championing.
"This isn’t definitely going to happen," he says, "but I think there would be nothing more awesome than seeing Loki and Thor fight somebody side by side."
Thor arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on September 13, The Avengers arrives in theaters May 4, 2012 and Thor 2 is planned for July 26, 2013.