Tom Hiddleston Discusses Kevin Feige’s Plans for the MCU Phases in ‘Loki’
When Tom Hiddleston was cast in Thor, he had no idea he’d be playing Loki for a decade. And he had no idea it would lead to a Loki standalone series on Disney+. Hiddleston discussed his reaction to Kevin Feige’s plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe phases in a new interview. And, as it turns out, he was aware of them even before the production of 2011’s Thor began.
How many MCU movies are there in Phase 1?
Marvel president Kevin Feige, unbeknownst to fans, had a long-term plan in place for the MCU way back in Phase 1. Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr., debuted the franchise in 2008, followed by The Incredible Hulk the next year. In 2010, Iron Man 2 was released, followed by Thor, the first film in the franchise to take audiences beyond Earth.
Fans fell in love with Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth’s dynamic as brothers Loki and Thor. Hiddleston’s willingness to make Loki relatable amid his nefarious deeds and mischievous ways was also a major accomplishment. It’s also why the character’s success hasn’t waned in the last ten years.
Captain America: The First Avenger followed Thor. Captain America was the last of the Avengers who needed an introduction after Black Widow and Hawkeye were introduced in Iron Man 2 and Thor, respectively.
Kenneth Branagh Explains Why Tom Hiddleston Was Cast As Loki Instead Of Thor In ‘Loki’
Loki was crucial in the MCU’s first phase.
With the Avengers assembled, Marvel could send them to New York City in 2012’s The Avengers to battle Loki’s army. When Thor began shooting, Feige was already preparing the first Avengers film and beyond. And he was well aware of Loki’s importance. Hiddleston was told what Loki’s arc would be, much as Alan Rickman was told Severus Snape’s fate when filming the Harry Potter movies… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.