Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

15 Reasons Why Marvel's Loki is Really a Disney Prince

The gods of villainy have been smiling down on the raven-haired son of Asgard lately, and by Odin’s beard are we glad.

Thanks to Tom Hiddleston’s brilliant portrayal of charismatic Norse trickster Loki, it’s standing-room only on his super-villain bandwagon, making his third appearance in Disney’s Marvel release, Thor: The Dark World, quite possibly the most highly anticipated – and best one – yet.

“When I was a kid, when I’d watch the bad guys, the ones I loved were the ones who you sort of wanted to win,” Hiddleston says. “And there is that [with Loki]. What I hope you’ll see is that he’s still vulnerable and that all of his inclination to provoke chaos and start fires and create conflict and enjoy all of that stuff – his delight in disorder – is a mask of control.”

“Behind the mask is someone incredibly wounded and lost and conflicted. The duplicity of those things, the dichotomy of the two, the outer and the inner – that’s gold for an actor,” he adds.

And gold for everyone else watching, too. Just so you know.

I had the incredibly amazing opportunity to sit down with Hiddleston the night Thor: The Dark World celebrated its red carpet premiere in Hollywood to chat more about what it’s like to live the life of a villain, and in doing so, theorized that Loki is really (maybe even secretly) a Disney prince.

10 reasons why my theory makes complete sense, and yes, I absolutely blurred the line between the man and the mythical figure he plays – with help from Hiddleston of course:

 

Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel, Comedy Central (screengrab), Tom Hiddleston Twitter

Related: Packing My Ear Hat for Asgard

Related: Thor: The Dark World: 10 Burning Questions Semi-Answered

One Mom Media

Travelhound Pilar wouldn’t mind being at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. But, since she can’t be at her “second home” year round, she curates happy thoughts on Disney Social Media Magic, a virtual springboard where breaking news and other Disneyfied thingamabobs are shared. For more mouse-minded geekery, join Pilar on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and personal site, One Mom Media.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest