Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi Talk Loki’s Absence in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
It is a reunion that has been at the forefront of every Marvel fans mind since the character’s solo series first arrived on Disney+, but it is one that isn’t looking likely, as Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi talk Loki’s absence in Thor: Love and Thunder
There may not be a more complicated relationship in the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe than the sibling rivalry between the god of thunder and the god of mischief.
The two characters are intrinsically connected by their unique and shared experience, with Thor’s saga being intertwined with that of Loki’s; with the latter’s solo series on the Disney exclusive streaming platform acting as his first true story alone.
Thor: Ragnarok was a great meeting place between the two characters, with esteemed director Taika Waititi building the foundation of the film on the two characters’ connection, and their journey from brothers, to enemies, to brothers again.
Thor saw Loki sadly die in the early moments of Avengers: Infinity War, a death that drove the hero to seek the revenge that would ultimately lead to the death of the Mad Titan; with the 2012 version of the character escaping his timeline without Thor’s knowledge.
Fans have wondered whether or not the two have interacted, and with the character not linked to the project up to this point, Chris Hemsworth and Taika Wait have recently spoken about Loki’s absence in Thor: Love and Thunder.
In an interview reported by ComicBook.com, Waititi stated, “He didn’t want to be involved. He said ‘I hate all of you, and in particular me,’ and I was like, ‘ that’s a shame.'” Hemsworth added, “And that’s it. I mean, how many times can we kill him?”
“We love Tom. We love Tom.” Hemsworth noted, “Yeah. But he’s dead. Not him, but the character of Loki.” Waititi quickly added, “No, no, he’s just dead to us.” Hemsworth concludes, “He’s obviously dead to us, as far as friendship goes.”
Although the duo is obviously being facetious, it will be interesting to see if their reactions are tied to the actual absence of the character in the film, or if maybe he will show up at some point.