After already having to endure a less than satisfying superhero face-off this year with Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and with reports of a less than critically acclaimed blockbuster in “Suicide Squad,” 2016 is not shaping up to be the best year for superheroes.
The good news however is that there is hope for 2017! There’s 11 new features lined up, which will be drip fed to cinema goers over the course of the next 3 years, and in November 2017, a third entry in the Thor franchise will be unleashed.
“Thor: Ragnarok” will be helmed by New Zealander Taika Waititi, one of the co-creators behind hilarious Kiwi comedy “What We Do in the Shadows,” and he’ll be directing from a script penned by Stephany Folsom, Craig Kyle and “Thor 2: The Dark World” scribe Christopher Yost.
The movie is already set to see Aussie star Chris Hemsworth return to don the iconic red cape and wield his powerful hammer, but we will also be seeing his on-screen brother and all-round cheeky nemesis back for more antics. Loki, played by the charismatic Brit actor Tom Hiddleston, will be making his 4th appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and as fun, malevolent and comedic as the God of Mischief has been, how is his future set on-screen?
He popped up as the main antagonist in “The Avengers,” as well as all the other standalone Thor features, but is the character destined for doom? In 2014, even Tom himself hinted at the possibility of Loki’s cinematic fate.
There are plenty of good reasons to finally kill off the character as new threats and other-worldly entities are slowly coming to the surface for hopeful superhero intervention.
So is Loki a superfluous villain or is there still life in the old dog yet? Already immortalised in popular media through a range of toys, clothing and whacky wobblers not to mention his cult status in the gaming and casino world, appearing in some of the best slot sites, the character is unlikely to be forgotten soon.
This is all pure speculation and obviously there’s no official reports whatsoever that the green meanie will be done away with in the near future. But with Hiddleston himself becoming a more bankable actor and picking up larger roles, would a supporting supervillain part be enough for him going forward?
It’s no secret that “Thor: Ragnarok” is likely to feature the famous destined apocalyptic battle taken from the pages of the original comics which ultimately predicts the total annihilation of Asgard, and it’s Loki who is the catalyst for the battle. We can’t really imagine that his brother will be too happy about that and it could finally lead to Thor putting to rest sibling rivalry forever.
16 responses to “Will Marvel Kill Off Loki??”
Actually they should kill off Thor. Loki is far more entertaining and would be a more fruitful character for future movies to center around.
Ha! I doubt we’ll see Thor killed off. But I do agree that Loki is far more compelling and entertaining!
I really wish they’d do a few solo-Loki movies.
Yes, I can see that.
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In the actual norse myth, loki is tormented by a python and his sons and daughters battle the aesir and vanir. In the end all are dead, but vili and ve survives. Hey that is the actual myth. But for marvel, hmm Loki solo movie; probable.
I love this, Oliver! Thanks for this. Yes, I do like where this discussion is going. It does make sense that Loki get his own movie but I don’t think that fits in with Marvel/Disney’s plans.
None of the Marvel movie villains compare to Loki. I hope they keep him around.
Yes, well put, sir!
I liked Loki in the Avengers a lot but haven’t seen either Thor movie. Ragnarok will be my first. Can’t miss anything Taika Waititi is involved in.
More on topic, with so many characters to play with, do they even need to kill him off if Hiddleston has had enough? Seems like the writers prefer to playfully acknowledge absences when people get tired of being in these (e.g., Pepper Potts).
An absence ala Pepper Potts would work out fine. I don’t think even Robert Downey Jr. expected to hang on as long as he has.
They can’t! Yet I understand that if there’s a powerful enough moment for it to happen…but we all know that no-one ever really dies in SF & Fantasy…
Yep, to kill Loki is to focus on Loki!
They’d better not, they already faked us out once
Funny, but true.