Tom Hiddleston Shares Insights on His Future in the MCU with a Bleak Outlook

Rumor A Glimpse into Loki Season 2 Episode 5 - Spoilers Alert!

Tom Hiddleston has been a key part of many MCU projects, often playing a villain who poses a threat to the Avengers and humanity. While Loki was mostly seen as a nuisance, fans grew fond of him for his occasional displays of humanity and efforts to reconcile with his older brother.

However, things took a turn with the release of ‘Loki’ season 1, where the character embarked on a more heroic path while still retaining his mischievous nature. The show’s immediate success wasn’t a shocker, so it came as no surprise when it became the first MCU Disney+ series to be renewed for a second season.

The second season took a surprising turn, featuring one of the most significant sacrifices in the MCU. Loki stepped into the role of the god of stories, succeeding He Who Remains and ensuring the stability of the multiverse by creating Yggdrasil, at the cost of his own future. With this pivotal role, fans naturally anticipate Loki’s involvement in or mention in future multiverse-focused MCU projects. However, according to Hiddleston, this might not be the case.

During his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actor confessed uncertainty about his future in the MCU and whether he will return. He also expressed contentment with how his character’s journey concluded.

I don’t know. I really don’t know. I know that we’ve reached some sort of narrative conclusion with season two, which feels very satisfying to me.

Discussions about ‘Loki’ Season 3 were mere speculation. The showrunner clarified that the series concluded in a manner that doesn’t naturally lend itself to further continuation unless a compelling reason and story emerge. While it’s uncertain if ‘Loki’ will return, there’s a chance he could appear in the upcoming ‘Thor 5’ currently in development or the rumored ‘Avengers: Secret Wars,’ a film speculated to feature a wide array of characters.

Tom also looked back on how Loki was portrayed as a villain.

I’m aware that he’s made some interesting choices, which could be accumulated into a picture that looks like he’s a villain, and once upon a time, he was making some misguided choices. You know, trying to take over New York and the Avengers having to assemble to stop him, that was a bad day in the office. … I’d like to think that you know, 14 years later, he’s making some slightly more generous, loving and heroic choices.

We totally agree with you, Tom. When you consider the choice between one Earthly mistake and safeguarding the entire Multiverse’s freedom, it’s a no-brainer. Got anything else to share? Drop your thoughts in the comments!

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