Following his Golden-Globe win for his role in The Night Manager, Tom Hiddleston chatted up MTV News and dropped a few hints about MCU events he’s close to in his upcoming role as Loki, especially as relates to Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange. Building from the mid-credit scene of Doctor Strange which shows a Thor in civvies paying a visit to the good Doctor in an effort to find his missing All-Father, Odin, Hiddleston is asked if he and Cumberbatch share a scene…a request for information he does not deliver on:

MTV: …we know that Loki is in Thor…?

Hiddleston: Yes.

MTV: And we know that Benedict is now in Thor…?

Hiddleston: Yes. Do we? OK, we do. Yeah.

MTV: …(pause)…You guys have to share a scene!

Hiddleston: (big smile…brief pause…) I can’t spoil anything for you.

With such a non-answer, the reporter gave Hiddleston another chance at passing on some information with a more diplomatic (and slightly confusing) rephrasing of the question that might allow for a more vague answer:

MTV: …Would you agree with me that the Marvel Powers-That-Be would not be the wisest people possible to not exploit what could be a wonderful moment?

Hiddleston: (again, smiling largely) I am in no position to question the wisdom of the Marvel Powers-That-Be.

As is grossly apparent, this is not Tom Hiddleston’s first MCU rodeo.

But, in what seems like just a bit of unguarded chattiness, Hiddleston continues, even engaging in a small amount of “speculating” about the plot of Ragnarok and drops a few more crumbs of information that, while not earth-shattering, are at least somewhat confirming…

Hiddleston: But let’s put it this way…uh…Doctor Strange has kind of very intensely cerebral time-bending powers…The last time we saw…at the end of Thor: The Dark World…if you haven’t seen it…you’re just slow…so I’m going to spoil something about it because it came out in 2013…at the end of Thor: The Dark World Loki is on the throne…

MTV: Right.

Hiddleston: What happened to Odin? So…maybe…Doctor Strange has to help out with that particular conundrum.


So, while the search for Odin was obvious from Thor’s beer-heavy visit to the Sanctum Sanctorum, that Doctor Strange is using “time-bending” powers suggests his use again of the Eye of Agamotto, which, as every good MCU fan knows holds the Infinity Stone known as the Time Stone. So, despite hanging up the Eye at the end of Doctor Strange, he appears to pick it up again shortly thereafter.

Eye of Agamotto

At least, so we can speculate from the very little information Hiddleston let drop. Of course, with so little information coming out of the Ragnarok film, we’ll take whatever we can get.

You can check out his nods and winks while he talks plot points here:

What are your thoughts on his “speculation” about what Strange may be doing? Let us know in the comments section below.

Thor: Ragnarok releases on October 25, 2017, and is directed by Taika Waititi.

Source: MTV News Twitter Feed