Now that Thor: Ragnarok is filming in earnest in Australia, we seem to be getting daily snippets of production. You have to admit, there’s something about the Thor franchise that fascinates us in a way that the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films don’t. Maybe it’s the mysticism, the deities, the Hemsworth-Hiddleston combination–who knows? Whatever the case, we’re pumped to see the God of Thunder and his duplicitous brother return to the big screen.
After a couple of teases from Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk) from the set this week as well as a brief video from Chris Hemsworth (Thor), we’re finally getting treated to seeing Loki (Tom Hiddleston) come back into our lives. On top of that it’s part of a promotion for UNICEF, which is Hiddleston’s favorite non-profit organization.
The actor and UNICEF UK ambassador has been a staunch supporter of the organization for the past few years. In 2013, Hiddleston visited Guinea personally to learn more about UNICEF’s work in the African country. Afterwards he ecame an active spokesman on many issues facing the challenged citizens, especially women and children. He continues to use his celebrity influence to raise awareness for UNICEF’s causes and the people they strive to help. Hiddleston’s dedicated fanbase often takes his lead by creating drives and other fundraising campaigns for the organization.
Very unlike his onscreen persona, clearly. When we last left Loki he’d switched the tables on his oft unsuspecting brother once again. After faking (or not…still not sure what happened there) his own death, he made Odin disappear (another question we need answered), disguised himself as such and took up the Asgardian throne. No one was seemingly the wiser as it’s been three years and no alarms have been raised about Odin’s whereabouts nor Loki’s “resurrection.” Seems like that status quo is about to change now that Thor is returning to Asgard and bringing the Hulk with him.
It’s somewhat jarring to see the black wig come down on the actor’s blond head. At least it answers the question about the length of his hair in this installment. Jokes have long circulated about the inexplicable growth in hair length of both Thor and Loki with each new film that comes out. Wait…are those gray streaks in his hair? Perhaps ruling Asgard has become more stressful than usual lately.
Thor: Ragnarok will release in US theaters November 3, 2017. Catch it a week earlier in the UK on October 27, 2017.
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