Tom Hiddleston Reveals the Original Plan for His True MCU Death: “I Really Thought That Was the End”

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One thing Marvel’s God of Mischief is known for is never really dying. Loki, because of his evil ways, has been imprisoned, captured, banished, and tortured countless times. He always finds a way to come back, or he probably faked his death to begin with.

This trait carried over to the MCU, where the character has died, been banished, and resurrected more than anyone else. In a recent interview with Backstage, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, explained that his death in 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” was meant to be his real death, and the character wouldn’t appear in the MCU anymore.

Luckily, Hiddleston did such a great job playing Loki that audiences couldn’t imagine the MCU without him.

As written in the first script, it was a true sacrifice. When Marvel [executives] were testing the movie, they’d given [viewers] questionnaires that said, ‘Is there anything you didn’t understand?’Literally every single audience member said, ‘Well, obviously, Loki’s not really dead.’

His second “final” death was in ‘Infinity War,’ as you all know. Loki’s neck was crushed by Thanos, and once again, Hiddleston thought this was the end. His co-stars and crew even gave him a round of applause after he filmed what he believed was his last MCU scene.

He came up to me, gave me this huge hug, and said, ‘I’m so sorry, man.’ […]At the end of that scene, I got a big round of applause, and everybody was so sweet and kind and gracious. got notes and emails saying, ‘Tom, you’ve done so much for us—what a journey. Come and see us anytime.’ I really thought that was the end.”

Hiddleston also shared his thoughts on how he feels now that Loki’s journey in the MCU is over, at least for now:

At the end of Season 2, Loki is sitting on a kind of throne; but it’s not arrived in the shape he expected, and there’s no glory in it. “There’s a kind of burden, and he’s alone. He’s doing it for his friends, but he has to stay there without them. There’s a poetic melancholy there which I found very moving.

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