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Want a Solo Loki Movie? That's What Democracy is For

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | September 12, 2013 | Comments ()


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The problem with most protests or petitions, whether they be about ending wars or demanding the return of television shows from shallow network graves, is that they tend to be en masse preaching to the choir. Hell, to roll with the metaphor, it’s basically a choir circle jerk on up in there. The people who hold power just don’t care. The people who disagree with you, just don’t care. Some protests change the world. Most just irritate commuters.

Case in point. Change.org has a petition up demanding that Marvel make a solo movie featuring Loki. Some 18,000 people have signed the petition already. I’m actually sort of surprised Change.org allowed a petition like this to go forward. Yeah, yeah, freedom of speech, voice of the people, but seriously you’re trying to leverage the Internet to create positive change in the world and the petition getting the attention is the one about a super hero movie? Look, I’m all for art being able to change the world, and for the strange ways that fiction can drive change, but this has got to be really frustrating for some of the people behind Change.org, doesn’t it?

I mean, they’ve established themselves as a bastion of people power in the middle of this technological age. Because clicking your mouse button a couple of times is the real act of courage in this crazy world. Remember when Facebook arrested Joseph Kony?

Anyway, here’s an excerpt from the petition:

We feel Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston), due to the astounding following both the character and actor have earned as a result of the Marvel films, more than warrants further exploration of his story. We believe such an endeavor would not only be profitable and successful but provide a larger view for general audiences of the incredibly complex and diverse personality a well-known villain of the Marvel universe is gifted with. To explore this darker side of the Thor storyline would be to give credit to a compelling individual, his remarkable portrayer and an appreciative audience that feels a fierce loyalty to both in an unprecedented way.

Simply put: He has an army.

Dude, once Thor 2 lands, Mr. Hiddlesworth will have been the antagonist of three giant Marvel films. I don’t underexposure is exactly his problem at this point.

Honestly, I’m just hoping that someone gets this petition up over on the White House’s website instead, because I bet this would get the minimum number of signatures, and I would pay real money to get an official presidential response to a Marvel movie.




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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • annie

    But where's the petition for a movie starring Hawkeye's arms?!

  • PerpetualIntern

    "I’m actually sort of surprised Change.org allowed a petition like this to go forward. "

    Um, after they let the 50 Shades of Grey one go, there was no further to fall. Note: That petition for 50 Shades of Grey now has over 80,000 signatures. Sigh.

  • Helo

    Actually, I frequently advocated that Smallville would have been a fucking amazing show if they'd ditched Clark Kent and focused on Rosenbaum's Luthor. Dude was given shit to work with, but Rosenbaum was frighteningly good as Lex Luthor.

  • Miss Jane

    A super hero movie told through the eyes of the villain has the potential to breath some new life into the genre.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Well I'd also like to see more Corey Stoll as Hemingway (and Hiddleston as Fitzgerald)... but I really don't want Woody Allen to make Midnight in Paris Part Deux.

  • JJ

    "Simply put: He has an army."
    Why yes, given the success of the Facebook movie, it does make financial sense to make a movie about Tumblr.

  • psemophile

    The recent Journey Into Mystery comics are fantastic examples of Loki-centric stories. The Loki of the series is a less malevolent force, but I think that kind of approach would work with the Hiddles Loki, too. There's a lot of great stuff to draw from in Norse mythology, so
    yeah
    I want a solo Loki film.

  • As the old adage goes: any superhero film is only as good as its villain. Loki is a fantastic antagonist. He would be a shit protagonist. Limited screen time is a goddamn blessing for characters like Loki. What're they gonna petition for next? Hans Gruber: The Movie?

    ...Ok, bad idea. I'd totally watch that.

    Insert your own terrible example.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    The Matrix RE-reloaded: Rise of Agent Smith

  • bastich

    Reverend Shaw Moore in "Footloose, Episode One: No More Dancy Dancy"

  • Bert_McGurt

    This summer, ONE MAN decides to take a stand against the corrupt Hill Valley farm by-product industry that's always crapping on him...

    Biff Tannen in: I Hate Manure!

  • JJ

    Hannibal Lecter in... wait, how about a young Darth Vader... no, the Wicked Witch of the West when she was Theodora in... nevermind.

  • bastich

    The Incredible Journey, featuring Sharknado, Sharktopus, and Mega Shark

  • bastich

    The Rise of Jabba the Hutt: Too Many Pies

  • 'Who stole all the smugglers from the smugglers bar?'

  • Legally Insignificant

    Commando's Bennett in BENNETT: OKAY, I'M COOLED OUT NOW.

  • Fredo

    BENNETT: SHOOTING YOU BETWEEN THE BALLS

  • Fredo

    A Lex Luthor movie starring Jon Hamm? Nope, still watching it.

  • Bald Hamm?
    I'd rather have rum ham.

  • ed newman

    No thank you. I don't want a Joker movie either (especially as they would have to recast). Loki is fine where he is. Let's give Hiddleston something else to do instead.

    (I put that up there on a tee for you all, don't disappoint me)

  • BWeaves

    I thought the Batman movies WERE the Joker movies?

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