Interviewer: Thor seems to think there's still some good in Loki somewhere. Do you think that's true?
Tom Hiddleston: For sure. I think the opposite of love, as someone said, is not hate but indifference. And Loki hates Thor. Which means somewhere underneath all that, he still loves him, because love and hate are united by passion. The big question for me now is: can Loki be forgiven by Thor? And can Loki forgive himself?
It was fun. It was absolutely amazing. It’s only my second time in Hall H. The last time I was in Hall H was three years ago, Comic-Con 2010, with Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor.” It was just a panel with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman and myself and Kat Dennings and Ken Branagh. Three years ago, people, I think, weren’t that familiar with the character of Thor and certainly didn’t know what to expect from the film. So to come back, with all of what’s happened in the space in between, is kind of amazing really. Loki’s kind of been taken to the hearts of the home team. To go out there in costume, adrenaline was coursing through my body in a way that I haven’t had in a while. —Tom Hiddleston
Q: What were your reactions when you read the script and you realized that you had such a big role in this movie?
TOM HIDDLESTON: I did the happy dance.
Q: You did?
TOM HIDDLESTON: I really, really did. Yeah. Yeah. I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone. It was very top secret. I had — I had — it came in paper form. And most scripts come in electronic form now. And they’re all watermarked. So if it ever leaves it has your name on it, but it was only in paper form, hand delivered. And Joss told me — Joss Whedon told me I was going to be the only villain, but I really couldn’t believe that I got the part, and the quality of his writing.