Tom Hiddleston drops major hints at ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ storyline

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Actor Tom Hiddleston presents the award for Entertainer of the Year during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Tom Hiddleston is returning to the big screens as Loki in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” His character’s last appearance in the franchise was at the end of “Thor: The Dark World” when he impersonated his father (Anthony Hopkins).

Spoilers for the upcoming film suggest that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will look for Loki in New York City. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will reportedly help the film’s main protagonist in his search.

Hiddleston has recently teased fans about what should be expected from his character in the upcoming film. He said Loki would not be the type who is impressed by the sorcery of Strange. “I think he probably dismisses Strange. Yes, his sorcery is very impressive, but Loki has been doing that for centuries, so who cares?” he told IGN.

The actor went on to tease that Hela (Cate Blanchett), one of the film’s antagonists, is a different beast. She said the character would bring in a lot of surprises. Blanchett’s role is a goddess of death. Hela is expected to bring destruction in her wake and it is the kind of devastation that both Thor and Loki have never seen, according to Hiddleston. “So they fall back on their brotherhood, fractured though it is, to see what they can do to stop her,” the actor added.

Hiddleston has also dropped some major hints regarding the storyline of “Thor: Ragnarok.” He revealed that at the beginning of the film, Thor poses numerous questions, and his character, true to form, is not forthcoming with any answers. “But hammers are involved and the stakes are raised,” he said.

The actor has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's “War Horse,” “The Deep Blue Sea,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.” He worked alongside British actors like Kate Winslet and Orlando Bloom for long-running medical drama “Casualty” and narrated an audio book titled “The Red Necklace” by Sally Gardner.

He is recognised for his performances with two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Limited Series for "The Night Manager." Hiddleston has also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for Miniseries or Television Filmf for the same film.

Dark Horizons noted that the upcoming film will see Thor in the other side of the universe. He was imprisoned and he needed to be reunited with his hammer. He needs to get back to Asgard before Hela destroys it. The film is slated to hit Australian theatres on Oct. 26.