Loki Shows Up on the Avengers Movie Set

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Tom Hiddleston as Loki in The Avengers Movie Set

I don’t think it’s much of a spoiler to say that one of the villains in Joss Whedon’s upcoming superhero team-up spectacular is Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston of “Thor” fame, right? I think everyone knows this, and if you don’t, then you’re probably not reading this post anyway. Okay, so here’s Hiddleston as Loki doing his evil deed thing on the Cleveland set of “The Avengers”.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW

Cleveland has stood in for New York City in recent days, but it appears parts of it (Public Square and Terminal Tower) have now been turned into … Stuttgart Germany. Huh. I had no idea Cleveland was so versatile.

According to one of the movie’s extra, Terminal Tower was being used as a museum, and the extra told NewsChannel5 that the character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, killed someone in front of hundreds of museum visitors and was making his getaway when the police arrived. Hundreds of extras were seen running in fear multiple times from the set.

The most exciting part of the night came at around 2:30 a.m. when the crew used a pneumatic ram mounted in the rear of a German police car to flip it onto its roof. The setup for the stunt took a few hours and had to be done twice because the first time the car did not flip completely onto its roof.

Oh, Loki, you bad boy, you.

“The Avengers” assemble May 4th, 2012, with superheroes Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, and Cobie Smulders on the roster.

Via SuperheroHype / Thanks to Edward for the heads up

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  • Juggernaut

    This is too cool! I can’t wait for the full scale mayhem that will be brought to life in this film!!! Although between takes Hiddleston in the Loki gear does kinda look like a cosplayer or a Larper. Lol.

    • Eagle Eye

      I must admit that a Hulk vs Loki is starting to become exciting…

      • Juggernaut

        Some itteration of The Avengers #1 comic scenario needs to happen in this movie! All of the players, except Ant-Man and Wasp who still may show up, are in place. Even if it is only a few minutes it would be so cool!

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          No its not. It’s been stated by Edgar Wright that his film is an origin story and doesn’t gel with the Marvel films for chronology. That said we still aren’t sure if its Pun or Land in Wright’s film. We’ll get an homage for sure though.

          • Juggernaut

            That may be but in my opinion there is no reason to exclude two of the original memebers of The Avengers just to accomodate a script. Especially since that script has been in the writing process for such a long time. They could make tweaks to bring them into The Avengers movie. I suppose the only real tricky part would be putting two actors in the roles without having the green light for the Ant-Man movie and Wright’s selections. They could do it though. I’d love to see an after credits stinger with Hank and Janet in a lab hard at work on a new assignment…creating Ultron!

          • Juggernaut

            That may be but in my opinion there is no reason to exclude two of the original memebers of The Avengers just to accomodate a script. Especially since that script has been in the writing process for such a long time. They could make tweaks to bring them into The Avengers movie. I suppose the only real tricky part would be putting two actors in the roles without having the green light for the Ant-Man movie and Wright’s selections. They could do it though. I’d love to see an after credits stinger with Hank and Janet in a lab hard at work on a new assignment…creating Ultron!

  • Juggernaut

    This is too cool! I can’t wait for the full scale mayhem that will be brought to life in this film!!! Although between takes Hiddleston in the Loki gear does kinda look like a cosplayer or a Larper. Lol.

  • Nasrul Hadi

    its mahvel baby!!!

  • TotesMagotes

    Who do you think Loki is meeting with in that last video? General Ross possibly??

    • Juggernaut

      Looked like a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to me. Clark Gregg (Coulson) maybe? I’d love to see William Hurt return as Gen Ross at some capacity though.

      • TotesMagotes

        Why would Loki be talking to Coulson alone though?
        Yeah that would be awesome if all of the main cast from Incredible Hulk returned (with the exception of Ed). Makes the story seem more realistic when they don’t recast characters.

        • Juggernaut

          I think it may just be the actors, Clark Gregg and Tom Hiddleston, talking between takes. It would be cool to get all of the supporting characters back for cameos. The problem is that all of those actors need to be paid. That tacks onto the cost to make the film and cuts into more important things like production value and special effects. More than likely they’ll only have roles that are needed in the cast. On IMDB Dr. Selvig (Sarsgaard) and Pepper Potts (Paltrow) are ithe only supporting characters that are in the film.

        • Juggernaut

          I think it may just be the actors, Clark Gregg and Tom Hiddleston, talking between takes. It would be cool to get all of the supporting characters back for cameos. The problem is that all of those actors need to be paid. That tacks onto the cost to make the film and cuts into more important things like production value and special effects. More than likely they’ll only have roles that are needed in the cast. On IMDB Dr. Selvig (Sarsgaard) and Pepper Potts (Paltrow) are ithe only supporting characters that are in the film.

  • Boats&Hoes

    Ohhhh I see. Yeah that makes more sense. Loki’s armor and staff look different, are they new?

    • Juggernaut

      Not too sure

    • Juggernaut

      Upon some research, the outfit that Loki is wearing in these scenes does look like it varies slightly fron the one worn in the Thor movie. Which is awesome. It makes it more realistic. Nobody wears the same outfit all of the time. The staff is different too. It almost looks like he has harnessed the cosmic cube energy, similar to what Red Skull and Arnim Zola were trying to do in CATFA and eventually what Howard and Tony did with the arc reactor energy. Marvel really seems to be tying everything together. Very cool!

  • Boats&Hoes

    The cosmic cub energy is what makes Tony’s suit work???

    • Juggernaut

      *******************************************SPOILERS AHEAD!!!************************************************

      From what I gather, yes! The first appearance of the cosmic cube is in CATFA. Red Skull discovers it and has his scientific team, lead by Arnim Zola, trying to harness the power to weaponize it. The weapons made by HYDRA have a similar repulsar effect and sound to what Tony’s armor produces. At the end of CATFA Howard Stark finds the cube at the bottom of the ocean, below the arctic circle. It can be assumed that the Arc reactor technology created by Howard Stark, Vanko and Stane was derived from the cube. Which in turn is the same power source that Tony used to create his arc reactor that powers his suit. Since Fury gave the cube to Dr. Selvig, who is being controlled by Loki, the cube and its power are now in Loki’s possesion. Hence the cosmic cube powered staff in The Avengers film!!!

    • Juggernaut

      *******************************************SPOILERS AHEAD!!!************************************************

      From what I gather, yes! The first appearance of the cosmic cube is in CATFA. Red Skull discovers it and has his scientific team, lead by Arnim Zola, trying to harness the power to weaponize it. The weapons made by HYDRA have a similar repulsar effect and sound to what Tony’s armor produces. At the end of CATFA Howard Stark finds the cube at the bottom of the ocean, below the arctic circle. It can be assumed that the Arc reactor technology created by Howard Stark, Vanko and Stane was derived from the cube. Which in turn is the same power source that Tony used to create his arc reactor that powers his suit. Since Fury gave the cube to Dr. Selvig, who is being controlled by Loki, the cube and its power are now in Loki’s possesion. Hence the cosmic cube powered staff in The Avengers film!!!

    • Juggernaut

      *******************************************SPOILERS AHEAD!!!************************************************

      From what I gather, yes! The first appearance of the cosmic cube is in CATFA. Red Skull discovers it and has his scientific team, lead by Arnim Zola, trying to harness the power to weaponize it. The weapons made by HYDRA have a similar repulsar effect and sound to what Tony’s armor produces. At the end of CATFA Howard Stark finds the cube at the bottom of the ocean, below the arctic circle. It can be assumed that the Arc reactor technology created by Howard Stark, Vanko and Stane was derived from the cube. Which in turn is the same power source that Tony used to create his arc reactor that powers his suit. Since Fury gave the cube to Dr. Selvig, who is being controlled by Loki, the cube and its power are now in Loki’s possesion. Hence the cosmic cube powered staff in The Avengers film!!!

    • Juggernaut

      *******************************************SPOILERS AHEAD!!!************************************************

      From what I gather, yes! The first appearance of the cosmic cube is in CATFA. Red Skull discovers it and has his scientific team, lead by Arnim Zola, trying to harness the power to weaponize it. The weapons made by HYDRA have a similar repulsar effect and sound to what Tony’s armor produces. At the end of CATFA Howard Stark finds the cube at the bottom of the ocean, below the arctic circle. It can be assumed that the Arc reactor technology created by Howard Stark, Vanko and Stane was derived from the cube. Which in turn is the same power source that Tony used to create his arc reactor that powers his suit. Since Fury gave the cube to Dr. Selvig, who is being controlled by Loki, the cube and its power are now in Loki’s possesion. Hence the cosmic cube powered staff in The Avengers film!!!

    • Juggernaut

      There is a similar multiple reference that weaves through the Marvel films concerning Vibranium, a rare element from the comics. In CATFA the young Howard Stark tells Cap that the shield prototype that he ends up using is made of the last known remanants of Vibranium which is the most durable metal on earth(in the comics his shield is made of admantium. I suppose Fox must have the rights to that because of Wolverine though).
      In Ironman 2 Tony has to create a new element (vibranium) to sustain his heart condition and ultimately power his suit. An element that we learn through Howard Stark’s old videos was not able to be reproduced because of the limitations in technology at the time. At the end of Ironman 2 there is a red blip showing on Africa on one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. screens. Vibranium is native to the African nation of Wakanda, home of The Black Panther.

      • TotesMagotes

        Holy shit you’re right, I totally forgot that the new element he made was called Vibranium. Do you think that red blip on Africa was foreshadowing Black Panther or did they just do it as like a shoutout to all the fans?
        But if Howard Stark discovered the Cube 70 years ago, why did Nick Fury say in the video at the end of Thor that the cube is a power that they don’t know how to use yet? I mean they’ve had it for like 70 years and the Starks used it for their arc reactors….

        • Juggernaut

          Obviously the S.H.I.E.L.D. screen blips were easter eggs for the fans. However, I also think that, like most moves by Marvel, the vibranium references and red dots were a set-up for more characters in the future. I was really expecting to see an easter egg of Namor in CATFA! Lol. I only saw it once in theaters but I haven’t heard of one. As for the question about the timeframe of the cosmic cube being in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s possesion I can’t figure that one out. Maybe because of the lack in technology, like Howard Stark said, they haven’t been able to develop the power completely. Giving Dr. Selvig the cube didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me in the first place. Why not just let Tony have a crack at it?! I guess they’ll touch on that in The Avengers film. I’d love to see a scene after the events of The Avengers movie a team of science specialists (including Stark, Banner, Pym, Van Dyne, Selvig and maybe Betty Ross) working on unleashing the cube’s power fully. There is another flaw in my ideaology, the cosmic cube’s glow and the Frost Giants’ casket of ancient winters are very similar. Could just be Loki, who is the rightful heir to the throne of Jotenheim(home of the Frost Giants), crafted a new staff that uses that power. That would blow my whole intertwining theory out of the water!!! LOL!

  • TotesMagotes

    Yeahh I’m sure all of our questions will be answered once we see the movie.
    On that note, do you think Red Skull actually died in the end of CATFA? Maybe he got transported to a different realm or something.

    • Juggernaut

      I’m going to go out on a limb and say he survived. By what means I have no idea. The next Cap movie, after Avengers should have him going up against Zemo with Cross Bones as a secondary villain. I’d also like to see AIM brought in at some capacity.