Audiences like Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The character did well in Thor, but The Avengersreally turned him into a fan-favorite. It was that snarl, the willingness to be beaten like a rag doll by the Hulk, and the phrase “mewling quim” that set hearts a-flutter. Loki is a big part of Thor: The Dark World, to the point where reshoots added more of the character after shooting originally ended. But after that film opens this November, we won’t see much of Loki for a while.
Fans aren’t too happy about his potential leave-taking of the screen, and one group is petitioning Marvel Studios for a standalone film featuring the character. THR points out that a Change.org petition is well on its way to 20,000 signatures, with the simple demand:
The character Loki, as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston in the films “Thor,” “Thor 2,” and “The Avengers” (2012), has become one of the most recognizable and cherished film characters in recent years. Hence, we respectfully yet strongly request Marvel put into action a full-length feature film production based on the Marvel character Loki portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.
While I’m not sure this is quite what Change.org had in mind when it enabled people to voice their hopes, dreams, and frustrations, at least it’s better than another anti-Batfleck petition. Furthermore, it’s not like gaining the desired 20,000 signatures will actually pressure Marvel to do anything, and given the global audience for The Avengers, it’s not even a huge slice of potential ticket-buyers. It’s not even really a minor segment. But the effort is nice, and hell, I’d watch a solo Loki film, too.