Loki: Richard E. Grant Pitches "Classic" Spinoff, Talks Alligator Loki

Loki star Richard E. Grant is having the time of his life playing the older Loki variant on the Disney+ series. Despite the character's resourcefulness, he tells his main counterpart played by Tom Hiddleston of his regrets since outsmarting Thanos in his universe and living his days out in the Void. Grant spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his developments on the Disney+ limited series penultimate episode "Journey Into Mystery" and what he hopes to see from Marvel in the future. When first appearing initially in front of Loki, Grant's older variant appeared alongside the Kid (Jack Veal), Boastful (Deboia Oparei), and Alligator variants.

Loki Star Richard E. Grant Pitches His Spin-Off, Talks Alligator Loki
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"Alligator Loki was fantastic because in reality, he was three stuffed sofa cushions that had been sewn roughly together to react to," Grant said. "[Laughs] The fact that I was the only person that could understand what he was saying was just fantastic. I think it's the perfect segue into having Classic Old Loki and Alligator Loki as a sub-series to go to next." During Grants' presumably final scene on the Disney+ series, he made his last stand against the guardian of the Void, the Alioth, a smoke demon in the way of Loki and Sylvie's (Sophia Di Martino) key to the Time Variance Authority.

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On the possibility of returning, the actor remained hopeful. "If I had a muscle suit, most certainly. I was denied that," Grant said. "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's got muscles!' As I had been born without any, I was finally going to get in a muscle suit. I got to Atlanta [to begin filming], and they said, "There's no muscle suit! You're just wearing this!" I said, "But I look like Kermit the Frog!" They said, "Nope, you're not having a muscle suit." So I was very, very upset about that. [Laughs] Short-changed!" For more including Marvel's pitch to Grant, if he received any advice from Hiddleston on playing the character, if he speaks gator, recalling his final stand, bonding with co-star and Mobius actor Owen Wilson, and the instant surge on social media, you can head to EW. The Loki finale streams July 14 on Disney+.

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About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangoria. As a writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.
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