Tom Hiddleston’s Loki has been one of the most endearing and exciting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite the fact that he’s the villain of not one, but three Marvel movies, fans love Loki and can’t seem to get enough of him. But, if Tom Hiddleston is to be believed, you should enjoy Thor: Ragnarok because that will be the last you see of him.

Hiddleston spoke to The Daily Beast as he was out promoting his Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light and when asked the perfectly normal and expected question, he had a very unexpected response.

‘Thor 3' will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate.


Which is almost exactly the response the reporter had and, perhaps realizing his mistake, Hiddleston immediately began to backtrack. “I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know! They make it up as they go along.” Which is not necessarily true considering Marvel has been building to Avengers: Infinity War for quite some time now and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were hired in May of last year to write the script.

Really there’s only one movie after Thor: Ragnarok that Loki would be involved in and that would be either installment of the two-part Avengers: Infinity War movie. Some have speculated that Loki could play the role in the movie that Mephisto played in the comics; a second-in-command who is subtlety manipulating Thanos for his own nefarious reasons before ultimately turning on him. With no Mephisto in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki was a perfect fit for that role, assuming that role even exists. How closely Infinity War will hue to the “Infinity Gauntlet” storyline remains to be seen.

Whatever the case, it would be a bummer if Thor: Ragnarok were really the last we see of Loki, but with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we know that eventually contracts will run out and all our heroes too will see their last time out of the gate sooner rather than later.

Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.

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