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Tom Hiddleston Fans Attempt To Get A Loki Solo Film With Petition


Tom Hiddleston fans are some of the most seriously devoted fans I’ve ever seen. They’re now taking their love a step further but signing a petition asking Marvel to give him a Loki film all his own. 

So, what are they asking for exactly?

“We respectfully yet strongly request Marvel put into action a full-length feature film production based on the Marvel character Loki portrayed by Tom Hiddleston,” writes the Free Loki petition. “We feel Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston), due to the astounding following both the character and actor have earned as a result of the Marvel films, more than warrants further exploration of his story. We believe such an endeavor would not only be profitable and successful but provide a larger view for general audiences of the incredibly complex and diverse personality a well-known villain of the Marvel universe is gifted with. To explore this darker side of the Thor storyline would be to give credit to a compelling individual, his remarkable portrayer and an appreciative audience that feels a fierce loyalty to both in an unprecedented way.”

As of writing, the petition has just over 19,000 signatures but I’m gonna go ahead and say the odds on this one are slim. Marvel Entertainment has a busy slate as it is and spinning off a Thor villain probably isn’t high on their list of priorities, no matter how aware they are of the fan-love. But one fan asked the man himself for thoughts on the petition just this afternoon.

The actor went on to tweet, “@ThorMovies is, definitively, the only one on the slate for now. But… never say never.”

We already know Hiddleston won’t be appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (although they filmed more with him for Thor: The Dark World) but then, we won’t underestimate his ability to get fans riled up. I think Marvel would do well to consider some Loki shorts ala Peggy Carter for their upcoming dvd releases.

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  • Alerrison

    I think shorts like Peggy would be fantastic. As much as I love Loki, I’d much rather see a full length movie go to a female superhero, or a superhero of color. Or both. But shorts with Loki shenanigans? Yes please!

  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    I <3 movie Loki, but as I've said before, I don't want him to become Captain Jack Sparrow II. Even if he dies at the end of Thor 2, I'm just going assume he's chillin' in Latveria.

  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    I like the shorts idea.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    See, I think shorts, a la Peggy Carter, would serve Loki better. I love the character more than I should, but short films of the Loki shenanigans and scheming would epic.

  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    Also, on female/of color superheroes…I would LOVE to see an America Chavez movie someday, hopefully with Kate Bishop too! The Young Avengers are still pretty new, but this is their second run already, and with the new book’s popularity and Kate Bishop starring in that AND (award-winning) Hawkeye, maybe they’ll have a “big enough” fanbase soon?

  • Anonymous

    I love Loki, but I think he’d be better suited to shorts a la Peggy Carter than a full length movie. There’s more potential there, and I’m worried that a movie all about Loki would, honestly, be a little too much (no offense, Tom, you’re wonderful and so is your Norse god of mischief).

  • Alerrison

    I live in hope that someday we’ll get anything Young Avengers related. But with Teddy and Billy it makes it more “complicated”, and the risk scares people off. In all honesty I’d take a Clint!Hawkeye movie with a Kate cameo that could lead to more YA related stuff…

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love this character…but I would MUCH rather see a Black Widow movie.

  • Lisa Liscoumb

    I want a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie – I want to know what happened in Budapest!

  • Anonymous

    I think a Loki film would be great if they used it as a vehicle to flesh out some more of the cosmic elements of the Marvel universe and set up characters and situations to come to fruition in later movies. They are doing this with Guardians of the Galaxy, BUT it’s a big universe out there.

  • Emily Neenan

    A Loki movie would inevitably have to either involve or strongly reference Thor (both actors consistently talk about that relationship being the primary one for both characters). So then it’d either be a Thor movie, or a really weird movie where the main character kept talking about his brother but the brother never showed up…?

  • Anonymous

    Yes. A Ms Marvel movie would be phenomenal. If they did it right and it gets super popular maybe it will put a fire to DC to actually, finally put out that Wonder Woman film!

  • http://thescienceofobsession.tumblr.com/ R.O.U.S.

    Now fandom, haven’t we talked about fan petitions to media creators? Hmm? And what did we say? oh, yes, that’s right, STOP.

  • Anonymous

    I am burdened with glorious burdens!

  • Omegasama

    I signed it.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Dude, I dunno, maybe fans should stop with some of these petitions. At a certain point, it’s a bit like writing letters to Santa Claus.

  • Anonymous

    I find Loki staring in a film more exciting than a sequel to Thor. Not to say that Thor was bad. Branagh did a fantastic job directing it, and everything came together well. I guess what I am saying is that I want my cake and to eat it to.

  • Jason Atkins

    If we do end up with any “solo” Loki projects in the future, I hope they use the opportunity to introduce other Asgardians, like Enchantress and Scourge, or Loki’s daughter Hel. I think it’d be interesting to see Loki building his own group of Asgardians who follow him in the way that the Warriors Three and Sif follow Thor: much as he claims to hate him, I don’t think Loki can help idolising his big brother, so to see Loki “copy” Thor’s entourage would be cool.

    Also, that’d put some of the pieces in place if Marvel wants to use the Masters of Evil (a team-up of the Avengers’ nemeses) in a subsequent Avengers movie… and I imagine the Peggy Carter shorts could potentially introduce Baron Zemo (Captain America’s opposite number), while Agents of SHIELD might be able to introduce others, and set up something that pulls from all corners into one big plot.

    Plus, if they decide to close Thor out as a trilogy a la Iron Man, there’s a good chance that Surtur would be the villain (since he’s just about the biggest bad that the Thor mythos has to offer); and Loki, Enchantress, and Scourge all potentially play a part in that.

  • Anonymous

    You know if they did it, it would be about one of the other versions of Loki. Like female Loki, or Kid Loki, or Horse Loki.

    strike that, a horse Loki movie would be amazing

  • Mark Brown

    He rides across the nation, the thoroughbred of sin…

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  • kat

    Co-signing this. I’m actually starting to get a little burned out on Tom, which is terrible since he’s such a great actor, because everywhere I turn it’s ‘Lokilokilokiloki’. I get it, he’s an awesomely complex character played by a very attractive man but I’d much rather see a Black Widow film or a Hawkeye film over a Loki solo film.

  • Sarah Brockman

    OMG that was perfect. Almost juice-out-the-nose inducing.

  • Anonymous

    Ooo, that would be interesting :D

  • Anonymous

    This may be a popular opinion but I’d vastly prefer a movie about a woman or POC character than a vehicle for a character who is already coming up on his third film appearance in a major role. Gimme Black Panther. Gimme Captain Marvel. Hiddleston is a very handsome man and a wonderful actor but the prospect of a Loki solo? Meh.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    Holy shit. Loki IS Bad Horse. This is now canon.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    I think it depends on who you match him with. Say, a movie where it’s Amora and Loki trying to out scheme each other in an effort to do something super villainy, I think that could work.

    Or maybe some pre-Thor Loki shenanigans? Then you don’t have to have him as a tired and true villain, and it’s easier to root for him. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff you could have him doing from both the myths and the comics.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Since I absolutely adore stories like that (Wicked FTW!), I’d watch the hell out of that movie.