Following director Patty Jenkins' departure from the Thor film sequel, the status of the film was a bit up in the air -- that is until director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) got on board. Yet, for a little while there some questioned whether production on the film would actually get off the ground. Earlier today we received some further reassurance that everything is alright when actor Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with EMPIRE that the sequel to Thor would begin shooting this Summer and that the film will indeed be directed by Alan Taylor.
...All I know about Thor 2 is that we're supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it's being directed by Alan Taylor.
Those who have been following Marvel movie news may already be aware that Hiddleston -- who plays Loki -- will also be appearing as a villain in Marvel's upcoming Avengers film. So, what does this have to do with the Thor movie sequel? If Loki will be appearing in the upcoming Avengers movie as an adversary, then it is likely that he will survive since, well, the Thor sequel is being filmed after the release of The Avengers. So will Loki survive The Avengers movie, or will the sequel to the Thor film be set following the events of the first film? After all -- spoiler! -- the ending of the first Thor film made it very difficult for anyone to leave Asgard. Could the 'Thor' movie sequel be set following the events of the first film, or will The Avengers movie explain how both Thor and Loki managed to get off of Asgard and return to Earth? Regardless of what happens it's clear that Hiddleston will continue to play with fire in the upcoming movie.
I don't want to spoil anything here. Loki's eternal predilection is to dance on the fault lines of villainy and redemption. I think whatever happens to him, he'll always keep people guessing.
After all, Loki simply wouldn't be Loki if he couldn't keep people guessing. What do you think of the news? Are you looking forward to the Thor sequel? Will you be catching Marvel's upcoming The Avengers in theaters on May 4th, 2012?