Director Alan Taylor and producer Kevin Feige also share their thoughts on the surprising ending that involves Odin and his bitter adopted son Loki.
"Thor: The Dark World" left many unanswered questions including where Odin was after [SPOILER ALERT!] the throne in Asgard was taken by Loki in a surprising twist at the end of the movie. Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston who played the estranged father and son duo in the film shared their thoughts on the matter.
"He's dead. I've done two ['Thor' movies], that's enough," actor Hopkins said of his character in an interview with MTV News. Director Alan Taylor chimed in, "That was a big twist. It took us a while to realize that we were actually going to kill him. And then it took us a while to realize that we were going to do that at the end."
In a separate chat with /Film, Hiddleston said, "I love that it leaves you hanging there. I don't know [what happens next]. It's one of those things where it's a constantly evolving map or a jigsaw puzzle where the picture keeps changing and he keeps me on my toes, believe me. You know I've had such a good time playing him, I have absolutely no idea if I'll ever get to play him again."
Producer Kevin Feige added, "Clearly I like the notion that some people think he might die in this movie. That works to our advantage. I wouldn't spoil that necessarily, but I do like that afterwards people can, and there will be references... There are no specific plans, but if in specific movies somebody references Odin, that means that something else is going on up there, which I think is cool."
Regarding Loki's fake death during a fight with the Dark Elves, Taylor said the scene was initially shot a little different. "The original intention there was very different. There was a lot more dying. ... I'm surprised that it makes sense at the end or whether it's like 'What the f**k?' "
When asked about the scene at the very end of the movie which saw Thor reuniting with Jane Foster in the mortal world, Feige stated, "Well I think everything can be up for debate and a lot can change in the time between movies. Certainly at the end, he's on Earth."
Regarding the possibility of Thor returning to Asgard and claim the throne he originally relinquished, the producer said, "It may one day be his destiny again, but for the time being we want to free him up from that."