If Marvel learned anything from its buzzed about Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, it’s that the fans hold a special love in their heart for both the perpetually duplicitous (and perpetually pathetic) supervillain Loki as well as for Tom Hiddleston, the actor who brings him to life.
With news that Loki will not be making an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, however, recent news surrounding the production of the upcoming Thor sequel could very well be perceived as a step towards placating fans of the trickster god.
In an interview with Collider, Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor revealed that the cast and crew has reconvened in recent days for a series of reshoots.
Whereas news like this often indicates a troubled production or dissatisfaction with the original footage, Taylor says the current crop of reshoots is, on the contrary, an attempt to enrich (or “plus”) the movie, with new scenes. Several of these newly written parts will reportedly expand Loki’s role.
“We realized how well Loki was working in the movie, and we wanted to do more with him. So it was that kind of thing,” Taylor said. “It was like, ‘Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here because [Hiddleston’s] such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff.’
Here’s hoping for more great moments with everyone’s favorite puny god once the film opens internationally on Oct. 30 and in the U.S. on Nov. 8.