He may be an anti-hero or even a straight-up villain, at times, but Loki is an important — and beloved — part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). After first appearing as Loki in 2011 in Thor, Tom Hiddleston has embodied the Asgardian God of Mischief in five subsequent MCU movies, with notable turns in the hilarious Thor: Ragnarok and the grim Avengers: Infinity War. Loki will likely be forever linked to Hiddleston and his career, but the British actor recently revealed to EW that he feels no sense of “ownership” of the character that he has helped define on the big screen, only “responsibility”:
Rather than ownership, it’s a sense of responsibility I feel to give my best every time and do the best I can because I feel so grateful to be a part of what Marvel Studios has created. I just want to make sure I’ve honored that responsibility with the best that I can give and the most care and thought and energy.
To promote the interview, EW also released via Twitter an entertaining “motion cover” of Hiddleston with some hilarious Loki tag-lines. (Our favorite is “Livin’ LA VIDA LOKI.”)
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) May 20, 2021
And, in anticipation of the new Disney+ streaming series, Marvel has released several new Loki character posters, including TVA Agent Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), Ravonna (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku).
Loki was created and written for Disney+ by Michael Waldron, with Kate Herron directing. Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane and Sophia Di Martino also star.
The series will begin streaming on Disney+ on June 9th.
Image courtesy of Disney/Marvel Studios.