When last we saw Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ he was disguised as Odin and sitting on Asgard’s throne. It seemed fairly certain that we’d see our favorite god of mischief again. And now Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that Loki isn’t just appearing in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ but that he’ll play a pretty big role in both parts of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.‘ Let the mischief begin!
Digital Spy has the report with a confirmation from Feige, who says that Loki will feature prominently in the newest phase of films announced by Marvel, namely that he’ll star in both ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (which was a given) and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
As you’ll recall, in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Loki carried a scepter with one of the Infinity stones, and when he lost it, The Other warned him that Thanos would make him pay for his failure. In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ that scepter is now in the hands of HYDRA’s Baron Von Strucker, and The Other was killed by Ronan in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ As for Thanos — well, things aren’t going so well, since he still doesn’t have a single Infinity Stone.
Regarding ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ which takes its name from the comics, Loki plays a big part in that story by releasing several villains from prison on Asgard and causing total havoc. Since last we saw him he was disguised as Odin and sent Thor off to Earth to be with Jane Foster, Loki is in a pretty sweet position, free to make plenty of mischief in his brother’s absence.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ hits theaters on July 28, 2017, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1′ hits on May 4, 2018, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2′ will hit a year later on May 3, 2019.