Tom Hiddleston has teased details about the “formidable opponents” Loki will come up against in the character’s new Disney+ spin-off series.
Speaking to MTV, the actor opened up about how he will be ‘doing more Loki’ than ever before, despite having already portrayed the character for nine years in the MCU.
“I know this character now,” he said. “I feel that the audience knows him. And playing him truthfully, but presenting him with new challenges, when then I’d have to change him in different ways, is the most exciting aspect of it.
“You’ve got his very specific gifts: his intelligence, treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents, the like of which he has never seen or known.”
The actor also admitted that he knew he would be doing the series a long, long time in advance.
“I knew about six weeks before the worldwide release of Avengers: Infinity War, which meant I had to go and do press for Avengers: Infinity War going, ‘Yup, that’s it guys’,” he said, revealing he had to keep it a secret from the rest of the cast.
Following Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki will be the second Marvel TV show to hit Disney+ when it debuts in spring 2021.