Loki's Tom Hiddleston Says Josh Brolin 'Could Not Have Been Sweeter' When Killing Him
Math Erao
While Thanos and Loki's last meeting went about as badly as possible, the first time Josh Brolin and Tom Hiddleston met was quite different.
Hiddleston spoke to Empire magazine about his upcoming solo series, Loki, and revealed that he learned early on that Loki would fall at the hands of Thanos. Luckily for the actor, he said Brolin, who played the Mad Titan in Avengers: Infinity War, "could not have been sweeter."
Hiddleston went on to recount when he first learned Loki would be dying, at least one version of the character. Back before Thor: Ragnarok was even made, the team behind Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame revealed his fate.
"It was the very first scene the Russos, Joe and Anthony, had [come up with]," Hiddleston said. "They told me about it in person when I went in to meet [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] and he was walking me through the loose sketch of the story for Thor: Ragnarok. This was May 2016."
"So I knew, before I started Ragnarok, the endgame... no pun intended," he said, laughing. "Then it came time, three days in 2017 in the spring – I went out to Atlanta, and there was such a generous atmosphere from people on set. Some I'd known since the early days."
When Hiddleston met Brolin, he said the actor was entirely different from the villain that was about to choke the life out of the trickster god. "I remember meeting him, actually, when I landed, before we started filming," Hiddleston said. "He just enveloped me in a big hug and said, 'I'm sorry, man.' It was a big day, and a big moment."
For fans of the character, of course, it's not the end. Hiddleston will return as the God of Lies on Disney+'s Loki, which the actor recently revealed will explore the anti-villain's identity. The version of the character we'll meet is one from an alternate timeline, who absconded with the Space Stone in Avengers: Endgame. As such, fans are wondering if other iterations of Loki will appear on the show, as the comics have seen no shortage of different permutations of Thor's brother.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Sasha Lane, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. The series arrives Friday, June 11, on Disney+.
Source: Empire (via Digital Spy)