Marvel is one of the most powerful brands in the market today, but despite the likes of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor all dominating the comic book movie scene, fans are clamoring for one character to get his own film. Tom Hiddleston’s character of Loki has struck a chord with fans and he’s gained a fiercely loyal following — almost 20,000 to be exact.
During his Twitter Q&A session today, Hiddleston addressed the rumors about a solo Loki movie, and while he was flattered by the idea of a petition making the rounds demanding that the movie happen, the actor says nothing is happening on that front — at least not yet.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 12, 2013
As ComicBook.com pointed out earlier this week, a petition by Loki fans popped up on the internet and already has about 20,000 names begging Marvel to produce a Loki stand alone film that launches his own franchise.
While it’s an idea that clearly makes sense in terms of appeasing fans, believing that Marvel would alter it’s well laid out plans for a fan petition is just living outside of reality. However, the studio might entertain the idea of keeping the character around longer tha planned based on the fan love for Loki, but a solo film is pretty much out of the question if you look at how Marvel operates.
Fans wanting a Loki movie may have to just settle for Hiddleston making guest appearances on the ABC show S.H.I.E.L.D., which serves as filler for the events outside of the action that takes place in the stories told in theaters.