Tom Hiddleston poses with a fan ahead of the world premiere of Thor: Dark World in Leicester Square. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tom Hiddleston was mobbed by fans as he arrived in London to reprise his role as Loki in the sequel to Thor.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston sqaure off as brothers Thor and Loki. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire
The 32-year-old received the biggest cheers of the night at the world premiere of Thor: The Dark World at the ODEON in Leicester Square yesterday evening.
He arrived on the red carpet alongside co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman with crowds chanting his name and holding up Loki banners.
The British actor said: “I am surprised people like Loki so much. I’ve been asking myself that three times now.”
Hiddleston, who previously portrayed Loki in the first Thor film and Avengers Assemble, said it was ‘fantastic’ returning to his mischievous alter-ego.
Natalie Portman arriving for the world premiere of Thor: Dark World in London last night. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire
He said: “When I first started playing the character, I threw everything I had because I thought it would be the only chance I’m going to get.
“You never think, ‘I’ll save something for the next time’ and then there’s a second and third time. It was so interesting to evolve and change him.”
Hemsworth, who plays Norse god Thor, said he wanted to find new facets to his character in each film.
The 30-year-old Australian said: “The challenge is to improve on what you’ve already done and we have managed to do something new.”
The stars of Thor: Dark World, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, poses for pictures at last night’s premiere in London. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire
The film, directed by Alan Taylor, has a strong contingent of British stars, including Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christopher Eccleston, who were all in attendance at last night’s London premiere.
Eccleston, who shows off his villainous turn in the Marvel movie as Dark Elf ruler Malekith the Accursed, joked: “Nobody spoke to me on set because I was the bad guy. I was scaring everyone. I think he was misunderstood actually.”
The sequel, set after the events of 2012’s Avengers Assemble, sees estranged brothers Thor and Loki join forces to defend Asgard from Malekith and the Dark Elves.
Thor: The Dark World, which was partly shot in London, opens in cinemas on Wednesday, October 30.