Tom Hiddleston is one of the most delightful stars of the MCU, delivering a Loki that is both charismatic and insidious in his mischief-making. The events at the end of Thor: The Dark World pointed to more Loki to come, but Hiddleston himself doesn’t seem so certain of his place in Marvel’s future.

In an interview with Coming Soon to promote Crimson Peak, Hiddleston was asked about his role as Loki and how he’s transformed the outright evil character from the comics into a more sympathetic villain. When asked if Loki will become more evil in future Marvel films, Hiddleston appeared to be unsure if he’s even returning anytime soon:

 

You know, I don’t know. I think I won’t be able to help it if I ever play him again, and I just don’t know when that’s gonna happen, if that’s gonna happen. I would never lose his dimension, but it’s so interesting. I’ve talked with Chris Hemsworth, how those characters have changed as we’ve changed. It’s five years ago since I played him for the first time. That’s a long time ago. So who knows what I’ll be cooking up!

 

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Loki won’t be back for Thor: Ragnarok or any other Marvel films. It’s entirely possible that with Ragnarok not entering production until next year, Hiddleston just hasn’t received the call yet. Or maybe he does know that he’s returning, but we’re not meant to know about it just yet.

At the end of Thor: The Dark World, Loki had disguised himself as Odin and usurped the throne, indicating that the next film would continue the battle between the mythological superhero brothers. Loki doesn’t figure into the plot of the Ragnarok comic (though a cyborg version of Thor does), but Marvel may have something interesting in mind to integrate him into the story.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in 2017.

 

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