Marvel’s Disney+ Series, Loki, is packed with standout characters, but Richard E. Grant’s Classic Loki variant has to be somewhere near the top spot. Definitely top three. Well, for those wanting to see more of Grant’s take on the God of Mischief, the actor has now pitched his pitch for a spin-off, and it should feature the clear winner of the first prize for standout. Loki characters, Alligator Loki.
“Alligator Loki was fantastic because in reality it was three stuffed couch cushions roughly sewn together to react to. [Laughs] The fact that I was the only one who understood what he was saying was just fantastic. I think it’s the perfect step to have Classic Old Loki and Alligator Loki as a subseries to move on to the next.”
Grant, who appears in Loki in the classic suit as designed by Jack Kirby in the original 1960s illustrations, has only one request if he ever returns: he wants muscle.
“If I had a muscle suit, sure. I was denied it. I saw the costume design and I was very familiar with Jack Kirby’s original illustrations from the ’60s, so I thought, ‘Ah, this guy has muscle!’ Since I was born without, I would finally put on a muscle suit I came to Atlanta [to begin filming], and they said, ‘There is no muscle suit! You’re just wearing this!’ I said, “But I look like Kermit the Frog!” They said, “No, you don’t have a muscle suit.” So I was very upset about that. [Laughs] Shortly changed!”
Should his request be for the kind of biceps and pecs that Marvel characters are known for, Grant even knows how to present the dialogue between Classic Loki and Alligator Loki, with audiences joining Grant to understand what the beloved reptile is all about. with the horned helmet says.
“I’m the Doctor Dolittle of the Marvel universe when it comes to speaking to alligators. I speak alligator fluently. Put that in the contract of when I do a series like Classic Old Loki, with muscles and the alligator. It will have subtitles, so the audience can hear what the alligator is saying, and everyone says, “What’s he saying? What is he talking about?” That will be the way.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become so wildly popular over the past decade that there probably aren’t many projects that the public wouldn’t flock to. But a spin-off series centering on the ongoing adventures of Classic Loki and his Alligator friend could well be the most successful MCU project of all time.
Loki in which Tom Hiddleston reprises the title role and brings things to the small screen on Disney+. The show takes place following the events of Avengers: Endgame, with this version of Loki stealing the Tesseract, creating an anomaly in the timeline. He is quickly picked up by the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA), a bureaucratic organization that exists beyond time and space and guards the timeline. They give Loki a choice: face the disappearance of existence because it is a “time variant”, or help restore the timeline and stop a greater threat. Loki gets stuck in his own crime thriller and travels through time.
Loki is now available to stream on Disney+, with a second season now confirmed. This comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.