The film offered a new look at Loki, played again by Tom Hiddleston. Loki is showing a bit of swagger, flipping a dagger over in each hand as he walks towards the camera, and he’s also sporting some new headgear.
Loki’s headpiece features the character’s iconic long, golden horns. Those were featured on the helmet Loki wore in the original Thor as well.
The major difference is that this new headpiece is not a helmet. Instead, it allows Loki's long, black hair to flow freely from his head.
The new look for Hiddleston’s Loki appears to be inspired by the Loki character design done by artist Jamie McKelvie towards the end of his run with writer Kieron Gillen on Young Avengers. That series began with Loki still a child after having died during Marvel’s Siege event and then being resurrected.
Towards the end of Young Avengers, Loki decided it was time to grow up. Through some magical spells and energy borrowed from Wiccan, Loki was aged up to something more like a teenager or young adult. He’s maintained that look ever since, through his own Loki: Agent of Asgard and Vote Loki series and into his return to the pages of The Mighty Thor.
The cinematic Loki’s headgear appears larger than comic book Loki’s, covering more of Loki's face, and the small horns on the comic book version's center seem to be minimized but is otherwise pretty close to the same. The funny part is that, when McKelvie’s design debuted, some noted that it looked a lot like a young Tom Hiddleston. It seems art imitates life imitates art.
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In Marvel Studio’s Thor Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Thor Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on Nov. 3, 2017.
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