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Loki To Be Main Villain In Avengers

Reported by Jay Cochran - 05:14 PM 2011.05.02
Vulture got a chance to sit down with Tom Hiddleston who plays Loki in the upcoming Thor movie, and apparently will reprise that role for the Avengers.

"At what point did they tell you that you would get to be the primary villain in The Avengers too?

Well, I think it was a plan from the get-go, but it wasn't really dead-set until near the end of Thor. What was wonderful is that about four days after I wrapped on Thor, I went out for a cup of tea with Joss Whedon. We sat down at two o'clock in the afternoon, and we were still sitting there at six o'clock. He said, "Listen, you've lived with this guy for six months. I want you to spill the beans and tell me all of his dark secrets. Who is this guy? Why is he who he is?" Ken had already shown him a rough cut of the film, and mercifully, everything I had done accorded with Joss's idea of the character, too. I'm really so flattered that Marvel and Josh think I can take them all on. In Avengers, it's going to be me versus seven of them, and I say "Good luck to them," frankly."

It had been rumored before that Loki might appear in the Avengers and of course Loki is the villain that originally brought the Avengers together in the comic books so it makes sense, but this is the first official confirmation I am aware of that Loki would be in both Thor and Avengers.

Thor opens in theaters later this week on May 6, 2011 and Avengers opens in the US next year on May 4, 2012.

Do you think Loki is a good choice for the main villain for the Avengers?

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