Tom Hiddleston Says 'Thor 2' Already Starts Shooting This Summer
So that means Loki survives The Avengers? I'm kidding. Isn't he the villain? Empire recently had a chat with actor Tom Hiddleston and, while he of course did not say a thing about Avengers or the story or any of that, he did mention one worthwhile tidbit - they're already planning to shoot Thor 2 this summer. "All I know about Thor 2 is that we're supposed to film it in London in the summer and that it is being directed by Alan Taylor," he said. Taylor was just announced and the release date is now November 15th, 2013, so they've got a bit but they're looking to get into production by the summer anyway. Keep 'em coming Marvel!
As we all know, Marvel's The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon also featuring Loki (Hiddleston) as one of their foes, arrives in theaters starting May 4th this summer. So as that's wrapping up, they'll already be starting production on Thor 2 and, probably, Iron Man 3 as well. Awesome, bring on the Marvel Studios movies, I'm loving this pace. Especially if Avengers turns out as good as we're all hoping, we'll want nothing more to than to keep seeing these characters and if they can cut back on the wait time, the better. Iron Man 3 is due May 2013, so both of those are follow-ups after Avengers, as well as some mystery 2014 movies.
Alan Taylor was chosen to direct Thor 2 on Christmas Eve right after Marvel mischievously booted Patty Jenkins, which made Natalie Portman very unhappy. Taylor has directed numerous "Game of Thrones" and "The Sopranos" episodes, along with plenty of various TV work, but will be making his feature debut with this. I'm curious to see how it turns out but there's not much we can even predict until Avengers arrives. Hiddleston says the same: "I don't want to spoil anything here. Loki's eternal predilection is to dance on the fault lines of villainy and redemption. I think whatever happens to him, he'll always keep people guessing."