While I personally don’t believe that any of the deaths occurring near the end of Avengers: Infinity War will stick, one in particular that I can see proving permanent is that of Loki’s. Basically, my reasoning is that it happened near the start of the movie and if any sort of Deus ex Machina is to occur in Avengers 4, odds are that nobody who dropped prior to Gamora will be making a comeback – and there’s the fact that it was such a heartbreaking sendoff for Tom Hiddleston’s character.
On that note, Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige recently spoke with The Wrap about how difficult it must’ve been for the fan favorite actor to have filmed that particular scene, and here’s what he had to say (just don’t take a drink every time he uses the word “emotional”):
“It’s emotional. A lot of days on this movie were emotional, not just if anything that drastic happened, but just characters that have been around for so long, or for whom the actor is their most identifiable role, or it’s a role that started them on their current giant career path. Not just a big dramatic bow, final curtain call, but anything some of the emotional dialogue scenes in this movie people … it would get emotional. For the most part, the film was fun because all these people are fun and all these actors are fun.”
Quite frankly, it’s understandable if any moviegoers felt some shock, but the God of Mischief’s early exit did establish Thanos as a credible threat in short order. Save for Heath Ledger’s Joker, Hiddleston’s Loki had to be among the most popular of cinematic supervillains of the past decade, so kudos go to Joe and Anthony Russo for having the guts to pull the trigger.
Speaking of which, Feige had this to add:
“Everybody loves being in the shared sandbox, but there’s emotion when people have been playing these characters for this long and are this closely. They are as emotionally connected to the characters, if not more so, than the audiences are. So you have to imagine it’s emotional as they go through scenes that either represent, as I said, some sort of a curtain dropping, or just scenes that allow them to reflect on how far they’ve come, so there are a lot of days like that, that were emotional. And for Tom in particular, yeah, there was some. Some days were more emotional than others.”
Again, time will tell if any of this is to be undone in Avengers 4 come May 3, 2019, but we’re sure a fair amount of you will take in a few more showings of Avengers: Infinity War in the meantime.
Source: The Wrap