I will go to bat for a lot of potential Marvel movies before I campaign for a Loki solo film, but it's pretty useless to deny the charm of one Tom Hiddleston in the role of Loki. Now, some great soul has compiled all of Hiddleston's scenes as Loki into a supercut. A mega-Loki, if you will. Can you hear that panting in the background? That panting is Tumblr. And maybe a little me.
Loki is one of the fan-favorites of the Marvel universe, and for good reason — as Hiddleston himself described him in a gushing letter to Joss Whedon, he's all of the following:
[He's] a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason ... It's high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the "real menace" and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It's grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I've ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy.
But really, Hiddleston really loves Loki, especially as written by Whedon:
I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence.... That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.
Part of the joy of watching Hiddleston play Loki is that all that fervor he expresses for the role up there is clearly visible in his performance. So what better way to celebrate that than with a grand supercut of all that fun and pain and battered grandeur?
Let us never forget how much Hiddles loves Loki: