It was only last week that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was confirmed for the big screen Avengers, and now a new interview for Thor seems to give away just how big his role will be in the movie. Spoilers, perhaps?In an interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, the following question comes up:
At what point did they tell you that you would get to be the primary villain in The Avengers too?
And, instead of saying “Oh, I’m not the primary villain” or playing coy – because, seriously, has this actually been announced somewhere and I’ve missed it? – Hiddleston says,
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.
So… Loki confirmed as the Big Bad of Avengers, then. And “seven of them”? Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, War Machine and Nick Fury? Is that really the line-up of the team in the movie?