When Thor: The Dark World ended, no one in Asgard knew that Loki had dispatched his father and took his place, disguised as Odin while ruling from the throne.
It was the type of deception people should expect from the God of Mischief, but no one was any wiser to it. Thor returned to Earth to help the Avengers fight Ultron, and we haven't seen anything since.
But when we pick up with the Asgardians in Thor: Ragnarok—the we'll see what the big deal is with Loki taking the throne.
Hiddleston recently spoke with Fandango while promoting Kong: Skull Island and was asked about returning to the role of Loki. He offered a couple of vague hints about the direction the film will go.
"At the end of The Dark World, Loki is on the throne," Hiddleston said. "At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a few questions and Loki is endearingly enigmatic about providing answers."
We've seen a hint about what this means with the post-credit scene in Doctor Strange, where the Sorcerer Supreme meets with Thor and decides to help the Avenger find both his father and brother.
But how Loki gets there won't be revealed until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters.
Hiddleston also talked about director Taika Waititi injecting humor into the film, and it definitely seems like he is glad to be back for his fourth portrayal of Loki. Whether we'll see him don those green robes after this Thor film is a mystery at this point.
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In Marvel Studios' 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 gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.