Tom Hiddleston Reveals What His True MCU Death Was Supposed to Be Like: “I Really Thought That Was the End”

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If one thing Marvel’s God of Mischief is famous for, it’s his inability to die fully. Loki, due to his evil nature, has been imprisoned, captured, banished, and tortured more than you can imagine. He somehow always finds a way to return, or he most likely faked his death in the first place.

This quality has transferred to the MCU as well, as the character was dead, banished, and resurrected more than any other. In his recent interview with Backstage, Tom Hiddleston the actor behind the iconic trickster explained that his death in 2013 ‘Thor: The Dark World’ was supposed to be his real death and the character would no longer appear in the MCU.

Fortunately, Hiddleston did such a good job playing Loki that audiences could not imagine the MCU without him.

As written in the first script, it was a true sacrifice. When Marvel [executives] were testing the movie, they’d given [viewers] questionnaires that said, ‘Is there anything you didn’t understand?’Literally every single audience member said, ‘Well, obviously, Loki’s not really dead.’

His second “final” death was in ‘Infinity War’ as you all know. Loki’s neck was crushed by Thanos and once again Hiddleston thought that this was it, his co-stars and crew members even gave him a round of applause after he filmed what he thought was his final MCU scene.

He came up to me, gave me this huge hug, and said, ‘I’m so sorry, man.’ […]At the end of that scene, I got a big round of applause, and everybody was so sweet and kind and gracious. got notes and emails saying, ‘Tom, you’ve done so much for us—what a journey. Come and see us anytime.’ I really thought that was the end.”

Hiddleston also commented on how he feels now that Loki’s journey in the MCU, for now at least, is over:

At the end of Season 2, Loki is sitting on a kind of throne; but it’s not arrived in the shape he expected, and there’s no glory in it. “There’s a kind of burden, and he’s alone. He’s doing it for his friends, but he has to stay there without them. There’s a poetic melancholy there which I found very moving.

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