Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) recently spoke to Red Carpet News about reprising his role as the ever-popular antagonist, Loki, in the forthcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World. The actor revealed that the character is faced with intriguing new challenges due to the introduction of the villainous Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), and the two may struggle to adhere to each other’s own devious agendas.
Malekith the Accursed is the leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, he possesses superhuman speed, intellect, reflexes, strength and agility and countless other supernatural abilities so he should prove to be a worthy adversary for Thor.
Here’s what Tom Hiddleston had to say:
“Basically, Malekith has his own ambition. And whether or not Loki can coincide with or contradict, subvert or enhance that ambition remains to be seen,” Hiddleston told Red Carpet News.
“I think [Christopher] really got his teeth into this thing. It’s hard to tell you anything without revealing too much, but Christopher has enormous presence, which is very distinguishable on stage as well as on film.
“I think it’s one of those things you can’t really define, you just can’t stop watching him when he’s on screen. I think he’ll be absolutely magnetic [in the movie].”
Check out the full interview below:
Here’s a brief synopsis for Thor: The Dark World:
Set one year after The Avengers, Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to descend the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The film is due for release in the UK on 30th October and in the US on 8th November 2013. Chris Hemsworth (Red Dawn) will reprise his role as Thor, and will star opposite Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson and Stellan Skarsgård.