Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki’s Absence In Thor: Love And Thunder

Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki’s Absence In Thor: Love And Thunder

Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in several Marvel films but predominantly in the first three Thor films has confirmed that he would not be making an appearance in the fourth instalment, Thor: Love And Thunder.

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The actor was busy filming Apple TV+’s The Essex Serpent in England while Thor: Love and Thunder recently wrapped shooting in Australia.

Hiddleston told Empire (via Digital Spy),

“We talked about the Thor movies as a family saga, and the diametric opposition between Thor and Loki and duality and antagonism being a book that perhaps should remain closed for the moment. We have explored about as much as we can about these two brothers.”

Tom Hiddleston

Hiddleston’s Marvel/Disney+ series Loki premieres at midnight on June 9. Whereas, Thor: Love and Thunder has a release date of May 6, 2022.

Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki’s Absence In Thor: Love And Thunder
Tom Hiddleston as Loki | Source: IMDb

Hiddleston recently talked to Entertainment Weekly about his MCU future post the series,

“I’m open to everything. I have said goodbye to the character. I’ve said hello to the character. I have said goodbye to the character [again]. I’ve learned not to make assumptions, I suppose. I’m just grateful that I’m still here, and there are still new roads to explore.”

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Even though fans would feel the absence of Hiddleston’s Loki, Matt Damon’s ‘Fake Loki’, who first appeared in Thor: Ragnarok, will be returning for Thor: Love and Thunder. When asked about this, Hiddleston told Decider,

“Well, I have no ownership as you know. Loki contains multitudes, and he contains Matt Damon. I was so amused on that—I can’t remember, it was a couple of days on Ragnarok when he came in and did his thing. It was like looking into a very slightly distorted mirror. And his take on the whole thing was just hilarious, so I can’t wait to see what they’ve been doing.”

Tom Hiddleston

Matt Damon, Sam Neill and Luke Hemsworth’s Asgardian stage actors all survived Asgard’s destruction, as they’re back to star in a new play during Thor: Love and Thunder. This time the play will also feature ‘Fake Hela’, who’ll be played by Melissa McCarthy.

Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki’s Absence In Thor: Love And Thunder
Loki | Source: IMDb

The Loki variant appearing in Loki series will be the one from Avengers: Endgame who managed to escape S.H.I.E.L.D. custody with the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Space Stone. The God of Mischief is recruited by the Time Variance Authority to help fix the timeline that he messed up while he was on the run.

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Erika ColemanFlorence Schaffner
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Sophia Di Martino
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About Loki

Loki is an American TV series created by Michael Waldron for Disney+ and Marvel. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with events of the series taking place after Avengers: Endgame.

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki along side new faces like Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, Eugene Cordero and Erika Coleman.

After stealing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, Loki is apprehended by the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) and their Time-Keepers. Loki is given a choice between fixing all the timelines he broke with the Tesseract and death at the hands of the TVA.