- Year of Release
- Marvel and Disney Plus
- 1 hr 4 mins
Documentary Review – Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Loki (2021)
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This documentary is a behind the scenes look at the making of the Loki TV show. As a fan, it gives you an excellent insight into how the cast and crew put it all together to tell Loki’s incredible story. It’s too crazy when you think about how long Tom Hiddleston has actually been playing Loki. It’s been 10 years. Imagine the conversations going on in Tom Hiddleston’s head when he was killed off in Avengers. That really interested me because I honestly didn’t think that he would be that shocked about being told that Loki would die, but he was. And that’s just one of the many things we get to see in this documentary.
But it just goes to show how much it can affect you when you’re playing a character like Loki for over 10 years. And it’s so successful. And for anyone that doesn’t know Marvel, Loki has been this kind of weird, underdog character that became really popular in the marvel cinematic universe. So popular that Kevin Feige asked him to attend the San Diego comic con as Loki for the fans (which turned out to be one of the best moments of Tom Hiddleston’s career). You can check out that video clip here if you’re interested.
And then Marvel made Wanda’s show WandaVision. And then they did the same with Falcon and Winter Soldier, which I’m not questioning at all. But when they said they were having a Loki TV show, I was just so excited! And that’s because Tom Hiddleston totally deserved it for bringing Loki to life for the fans in such spectacular fashion.
How do you tell an actor after so many years, “we’re gonna kill you off”. And then they show Loki taking the tesseract and disappearing. And that’s when Kevin Feige jumped in and was like, “I think we can do something with this”. Then lo and behold, the Loki TV show was born. The fact that it took almost a year to make six episodes is crazy! But the amount of detail that went into making this show is just astounding.
When it comes to Marvel, there are some movies I’ve really liked, but the Loki TV show is on a different level. It’s like this TV show was better than some of the Marvel movies. And we’re so happy that Loki’s getting a second season. Nobody expected that would happen, least of all Tom Hiddleston.
Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Loki breaks down almost every episode in detail. And they also talk about the ending of the show, which does need some explanation, because let’s face it, when it comes to the “Timey Whimey” stuff, nothing is easy. It isn’t easy to figure out what’s going on in different timelines! It’s especially challenging when they’re talking about jumping back and forth between timelines and time is branching off and all that stuff. So if you want to understand that and the wonderful character Loki as explored in the TV show, Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki is currently showing now on Disney plus. Don’t miss it!
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