Thanos may have established himself as the real big bad of MCU by actually beating the Avengers and killing half of the entire population, but we have to admit that the greatest villain of the MCU is none other than the trickster, the God of Mischief, heir to the throne of Asgard, rightful King of Jotunheim, Loki Odinson. He has had 5 appearances and has now become a fan favorite character.
People have started loving Loki not just as a villain, but as an overall character. His gradual shift towards heroism which was signified in Ragnarok and Infinity War has been parallel to the fans gradually shifting from loving him has the best Villain of the MCU to loving him as hero and brother to Thor.
In the end, he did suffer a brutal death which left the audiences stunned and surprised. Some people still believe that he is alive somewhere, but Thanos did mention the fact that Loki died permanently this time and Tom Hiddleston himself confirmed that Loki did die for sure in the Infinity War. He said:
“So, I’ve known about that scene for two years. I met with Marvel in May 2016, and they were actually telling me the story of Ragnarok with concept art and images. The Russos came in, and I introduced myself. So, all four of us sat down, and they said this is how Infinity War begins. My whole journey through making Thor: Ragnarok — I knew this was coming. By the end of Thor: Ragnarok, Loki has been accepted as Thor’s brother again.”
Still, we will see him return in Avengers 4 as a result of one of those Time Travel sequences where the Avengers will travel back in time to the first battle of New York. While all that happens, there is one prominent fact that stays common with Loki in all the movies. Whether he is playing the good guy, or the bad guy there’s one thing that’s gonna do for sure, he’s gonna lie down on the ground like there’s no tomorrow. It is fun to see Loki lying down on his back every single movie!
It is rather fun to see that Loki actually died doing his favourite thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is lying with his back on the ground! Well, he isn’t the only Odinson to have an exclusive trend in different movies. Thor has his own has his own thing of liking. While Loki loves the ground, Thor exclusively loves Glass. In all three Thor movies, there is a shot of Thor’s face against Glass, which was also picked up in Avengers: Infinity War. Here, have a look:
So from now on, it is safe to call the Odinson’s The God of Glass and Ground respectively. Hopefully, Avengers 4 will continue the same trend of Loki having his back on the ground and Thor having his face smashed into Glass. Perhaps the Time Travel sequences could give us a collection of just these shots. I’d pay good money to see just that!
You can find both Thor and Loki in Avengers: Infinity War which was directed by Joe & Anthony Russo and involves a magnificent cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Idris Elba, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright. The movie has been directed by Joe and Antony Russo and it has been written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Here’s the official Synopsis of the movie:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”