8/25/2019 0 Comments
One of Marvel's most intriguing Phase 4 projects is Loki, a series created for the Disney + streaming platform starring Tom Hiddleston as the favorite Asgardian god of deception. At San Diego Comic-Con, the studio confirmed that the series would continue right after Loki's stealing Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame and follow the much-loved deity through time. Now, thanks to an interview with Hiddleston on MTV News, we know that the first season of this Loki series will consist of six episodes, each lasting exactly one hour.
Hiddleston casually mentioned the number of episodes while talking about the opportunity he got to play that character, which first debuted in 2011, and Hiddleston though he ended up playing that character in Thor: The Dark World, and now he's got an opportunity for another “six hours.” The actor also mentioned that there will be humor throughout the series - which is not so strange when you have Rick & Morty screenwriter Michael Waldron directing the series - and that Loki begins the story in the vicious state of mind he was in Avengers of the movie by Joss Whedon before he was introduced to a completely new evolution.
"It was the most interesting part of the process," Hiddleston says, essentially taking the character he went through in one development over nearly a decade and re-developing it from scratch. That challenge involves some "terrible opponents."
"I feel like I know him, I've been playing him for the last 10 years and it's crazy for me. By the time the series comes out, I will be 40 years old. When I was selected, I was 29, which is a big part of my life ... but the point is, there is a feeling like 'I know this character now, I feel the viewers know him too.' Acting him and playing him truthfully, but presenting him new challenges that then have to change it in different ways is the most exciting aspect of it. You have his specific powers, his intelligence, his betrayal, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come across as envious opponents he has never seen and knows. "
Check out the full interview below. The part about Loki starts around 1:26 pm and also contains a very interesting anecdote about Josh Brolin apologizing for killing Loki.