I do. I think he’s a very intensely private person, but his face, and his eyes, don’t lie. And this we absolutely know, is that he loves, loves playing Loki. He loves Loki and it’s been obvious that he’s thoroughly enjoyed and been happy playing him. He even showed up at the SDCC Comicon in 2013 in costume, and it was off-the-charts history making incredible! He was like a one-man rock concert! That’s not something somebody who has lukewarm feelings at best does!
Tom Hiddleston put alot of work, and thought, and care into making Loki his own. He embodied the role, he made him something nobody’s ever seen before, in movies or the comics. He fleshed him out, got inside him and knew him inside out. Even when he was the villain in Avengers, I remember reading how he said Loki was a lost soul and not a happy person, and everything that Loki went through to get to that point and how his compassion had hardened from all of the trauma he experienced – he really understood Loki’s pain!
I don’t think he’s happy with the way things have gone for Loki since TDW. Somebody had said that Loki gets severely humiliated and emasculated in Ragnarok, and I thought they were exaggerating at the time. They weren’t! And I’m just going on what we see. He doesn’t look happy. Something has changed, and it’s obvious. That’s why I’m wondering when did he find out what was going to happen to Loki. How can he not be even worried or concerned. He loves Loki!
But what if its all a ruse by Marvel? I think the story for Loki is far from over. I don’t think Tom would do the press for IW and play the game if there wasn’t more. Tom is a huge force in this universe and I don’t believe he would play us false. His interviews seem upbeat and as if he is expecting more. I’m sorry but I dont believe they just threw this script at him and said “sorry man, you’re dead.” He is more respected than that. Just my opinion.
After reading some theories and somebody’s post really analyzing something that the Russo’s said, I have a little more hope than I did the other day. I’m thinking it’s not over for Loki, and that something great is planned. I would like to think they have more respect than that too. I’m going to try to hope!
Since before Ragnarok came out, Tom has had an incredibly sad look about him. Even on some of the shots snapped of him during filming, he looks sad and lonely and disappointed. From the behind the scenes footage we have of Ragnarok (the little bit that’s not about Taika), it’s more than clear that he was unhappy with how things rolled – it’s in his entire body language, and his face just looks tired and sad. That he did so much promo for IW means nothing. I wouldn’t put it beyond Marvel to use his popularity one last time and make him their draught horse for the entire promo wagon. Either that, or our little Thomas William thought well, if they’re going to give Loki this shitty ending, I’ll at least squeeze as much money out of them as I can. Promo gigs are normally being paid extra, so he signed up for all of them, went on a nice holiday in Korea, said some pretty weird stuff (considering he hadn’t been given the entire script and was obliged not to give away spoilers, there’s little else he can do anyway) and in the end even dropped a little f-you bomb re: Marvel and Russos (“Thanos is more purple” – how much more civil disobedience can you get from someone like him? ^^) Still, he looked like in his mind he was miles away during the entire promo thing, and I’ve never seen him so quiet and serious and sad before. I’m not going to get my hopes up for anything positive to happen in IW 2, even though the Russos have taken down their tweets and Marvel graced us with two “God of Mischief” videos where they forced everyone to say nice things. They are shitheads, period.