As Thor gears up for production, the recently cast Tom Hiddleston took time out to discuss the role of Loki. Speaking to The Daily Mail he had this to say about playing the evil Marvel character:
“Loki’s like a comic book version of Edmund in King Lear, but nastier… skilled in black magic and sorcery. He’s a shape-shifter and has all sorts of super powers from the dark arts. He can turn clouds into dragons, things like that.”
Following this he spoke about director Kenneth Branagh’s vision of the character. “Ken wants Loki to have a lean and hungry look, like Cassius in Julius Caesar. Physically, he can’t be posing as Thor.”
With this in mind it looks like we can expect Hiddleston’s Loki to be something of a nimble antagonist, one whom substitutes size for immense power over his Norse rival.
Thor stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston and is being directed by Kenneth Branagh. At the moment the film is scheduled for a 20 May 2011 release date.