This article comes from Den of Geek UK.
Warning, this article contains Avengers: Infinity War spoilers.
The end of Avengers: Infinity War was so shocking that most of us forgot about what happened at the start. No more that a few minutes into the film, Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tom Hiddlestone’s Loki both get savagely killed by Thanos.
It was a brilliant way of letting us know what the stakes were for the rest of the film, but it was also a pretty sad way to send off one of the MCU’s best good/bad guys. Loki has died before (and vanished before, and turned “good” before), but this time it really did seem to be the end for Thor’s brother. We all know that most of the supers who “died” at the end of the movie are coming back to life in Avengers 4, but since Loki quite visibly had his neck snapped, it seems unlikely that he’ll just magically turn up with the others.
One popular fan theory calls attention to the fact that Loki tries to stab Thanos with his left hand, instead of his right – suggesting that he might have been using a projection of himself as a distraction. According to Screen Rant, Hiddleston looked visibly surprised when someone asked him about it at ACE Comic Con in Chicago last weekend, and refused to say anything but, “your guess is as good as mine.”
Not exactly a confirmation, but since we know that Hiddleston is probably set to reprise the role of Loki in a spin-off MCU TV show at some point in the future, it does seem to offer a glimmer of hope for fans of the God of Mischief. With Avengers 4 reportedly tying up so many loose ends, it’s unlikely that Marvel is going to want to set the TV show in the past.
Is anyone actually staying dead in Avengers 4? Apart from the obvious, probably not.
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