Tom Hiddleston talks Loki, Ray Stevenson on Volstagg

After menacing the God of Thunder and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Loki in Thor and The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston has become a firm favourite among fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hiddleston is set to return to Asgard this year alongside Chris Hemsworth in the solo sequel Thor: The Dark World from director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), and speaking to Zap2It, the British actor has expressed his love for the God of Mischief, stating that he’s happy to continue portraying Loki for as long as Marvel and the audience will have him.

“It is a rare thing to be connected to a character that people enjoy watching. I never expected it my wildest dreams. You don’t dare sign up for that as an actor. All any actor can see is they might play a character that somehow ignites the public imagination and it is thrilling when you do. It is in good fun. The fun of playing Loki is the character itself constantly keeps people guessing. And he provokes a double-edged sentiment in the people who allegedly he has invested in, and who he cares about. As someone, who was then cast out as the black sheep of the royal family, whether he can be accepted into that fold is a question that remains to be answered. Just how dark and evil he has become is another question I hope the film will answer.”

Meanwhile, at the premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red Carpet News TV caught up with fellow Brit Ray Stevenson, who briefly spoke about returning as Volstagg in November’s Thor sequel, along with Christopher Eccleston’s (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) new bad guy Malekith the Accursed, and the possibility of the Warriors Three popping up in 2015′s The Avengers 2:

“Asgard’s under great threat, I mean the biggest threat it’s ever had. The worlds have been turned upside down, the stakes are a lot higher, it’s a lot grittier and darker. It’s gonna be a lot of fun! I saw Christopher Eccleston on set two or three times. The man is just a construement sort of, malevolent, dark force. He’s under so much …make-up that took hours and hours [to apply]. It takes a lot, but he’s bringing something very very dark and special to it. There’s always potential [for Volstagg to show up in The Avengers sequel]. There’s always room for a big guy in the end.”

Thor: The Dark World is set for release on November 8th, with a cast that also includes returning Thor stars Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanou Asano and Stellen Skarsgard, while MCU newcomers include Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Bullet to the Head).