Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Loki Appearance Possible, Says Tom Hiddleston
'Avengers' fans the world over were recently saddened to learn that Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite fiend Loki wouldn't make an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' after 'Thor: The Dark World,' but that doesn't mean the "Asgardian Mussolini" couldn't put in appearance in Marvel's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series on ABC! So, what does Hiddleston have to say about the prospect of Loki popping up for some small-screen mischief?
Via CraveOnline, we've learned that Hiddleston remains not only open to the idea, but has actively discussed the possibility of an 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' appearance with executive producer and pilot helmer Joss Whedon! "It would be something that would depend upon script and story but yeah, of course," teased Hiddleston, who of course said nothing of the character's fate after the upcoming 'Thor' sequel. "I’ve spoken to [Joss Whedon] about it. I saw him down in San Diego. I hear it’s good fun.”
Hiddleston isn't the only Marvel Cinematic Universe vet to express an interest in crossing over to Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' as 'Iron Man 2' star Sam Rockwell told Vulture in July that “Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. is the way to go,” seeing as his character Justin Hammer wasn't likely to have any place in future Marvel films. As 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s already-established fanbase well know, 'Avengers' star Cobie Smulders has officially been confirmed for the pilot episode as well, with and open interest in future appearances down the line.
As we await the September 24 premiere, Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ features a cast that includes Clark Gregg’s resurrected Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na as veteran agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as hacker Skye, and Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker as science team Gemma Simmons and Leo Fitz. Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, previously stated that he expected to be involved with the show in some small capacity, while ‘Ghost Whisperer’ vet David Conrad has joined in an unknown part as well.
What say we, Marvel fans? If Agent Coulson won't appear in the 'Avengers' sequel either, might Phil and Loki finally have a long-overdue rematch on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?' What other movie characters do you think could make the leap to ABC's new superhero series? Watch the latest preview below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!