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Marvel’s Tom Hiddleston reveals when he knew about Loki’s Infinity War death
“They told me about it in person.”
Marvel star Tom Hiddleston has recalled the time he was told that his character Loki would die in Avengers: Infinity War.
While promoting his upcoming Disney+ spin-off, which centres on the raven-haired God of Mischief, the actor revealed that he learned about the shocking twist around a year before he even filmed it.
“It was the very first scene the Russos, Joe and Anthony, had [come up with],” Hiddleston told Empire magazine.
“They told me about it in person when I went in to meet [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] and he was walking me through the loose sketch of the story for Thor: Ragnarok. This was May 2016.
“So I knew, before I started Ragnarok, the endgame… no pun intended,” he laughed. “Then it came time, three days in 2017 in the spring – I went out to Atlanta, and there was such a generous atmosphere from people on set. Some I’d known since the early days.”
Hiddleston went on to say that Josh Brolin, the actor who brings Thanos to life, “could not have been sweeter” – despite being the one to essentially choke Loki to death on screen, in an attempt to prove to Thor and his fellow Avengers that he wouldn’t be showing mercy to those who stood in the way of his population-zapping vision.
“I remember meeting him, actually, when I landed, before we started filming,” Hiddleston said. “He just enveloped me in a big hug and said, ‘I’m sorry, man’. It was a big day, and a big moment.”
Of course, it wasn’t really the end for everyone’s favourite trickster, as he lives on thanks to the events of Avengers: Endgame, and he’ll soon be front and centre in his own series.
Set to follow in the footsteps of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki sees the titular character step out of his brother Thor’s shadow and into the spotlight.
Once in it though, he finds himself “in a world of trouble” due to his reality-bending, time-travelling antics – Tesseract in tow – from Endgame.
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AVENGERS 5 LEAKS MAY CONFIRM TONY STARK’S TERRIFYING MCU REPLACEMENT
AVENGERS TOWER IS ONE OF THE DEFINING LANDMARKS of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe — a single building that subtly and visually connects over 20 films (and two Disney+ shows). That being said, the tower has been noticeably absent from many of the more recent Marvel films, especially after Tony Stark sold the building and moved into the Avengers compound full-time following the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
In the years since its sale, fans have speculated heavily about who the new owner of Avengers Tower could be. Now, one fan theory may provide the long-awaited answer to that very question, with potentially huge implications for Avengers 5.
THE THEORY — A Reddit post from u/BrokenEye3 suggests that Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 may reveal who bought Avengers Tower after Tony Stark. The Redditor notes that the game appears to have its own version of Avengers Tower in the Manhattan section of its map. And what’s interesting is that the game’s version of the building doesn’t say “Stark” or “Avengers” at the top of it, but “Oscorp.”
AVENGERS 5: ENTER, OSBORN
Up to this point, Marvel has done a very good job of keeping the new owner of Avengers Tower a secret. It’s revealed in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming that the tower has been bought and is briefly seen again in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, but it’s seen to be undergoing some remodeling and it’s never shown what new name or company logo is being added in place of the Avengers symbol.
Some have speculated that the tower could be turned into the MCU’s version of the Baxter Building — especially with Marvel set to release its first Fantastic Four film sometime in the next few years. However, it’d make sense for it to become a new Oscorp building instead and would be in keeping with Norman Osborn’s whole character to buy out the former Avengers Tower and turn it into Oscorp’s headquarters.
This, of course, isn’t the first rumor or Easter egg suggesting Norman Osborn could be coming to the MCU soon either. Some fans speculate that he’s the villain of this year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, while others believe he’s part of a plan Marvel has to form the Dark Avengers in the MCU. If this theory proves to be true, then it seems very possible the ongoing Dark Avengers and Spider-Man rumors could end up being correct.
(The Dark Avengers are basically a group of phony superheroes from the comics led by Osborn as the Iron Patriot. The “Wolverine” in the picture below is actually Wolverine’s psychopathic son Akihiro.)
THE INVERSE ANALYSIS — It should be noted that the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes games aren’t based entirely on stories in the MCU and aren’t directly linked to the cinematic universe either. But they do borrow quite a bit from the Marvel films, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility for them to contain hints or even straight-up leaks of what’s to come in the MCU. It’s not likely, but also not impossible.
More than anything else, though, turning Avengers Tower into an Oscorp building is exactly the kind of twist that Marvel could conceivably reveal in one of the upcoming MCU films, like… say… Spider-Man: No Way Home?