The latest trailer for Thor: The Dark World gave fans a lot to look forward to for when the sequel hits the big screen. Among the trailer’s many awesome moments, fans were treated to a little action from fan favorite villain Loki and Thor’s love interest, Jane. Fans caught their first glimpse of what is now being to referred to as the slap heard ‘round the world.
Jane, in the trailer, gives Loki a good slap in the face in the most recent Thor: The Dark World trailer and says, “That was for New York,” (referencing the events that took place in The Avengers), but the two will be forced to work together in the sequel. Bring on the tension!
Tom Hiddleston, the man behind Loki, recently sat down with MTV News to talk about the now infamous encounter between Loki and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, calling their relationship “fascinating.” If that slap was any indication, it’s going to be a less than stellar relationship for the future in-laws if both of them make it out alive in the sequel.
"Loki and Jane never actually met in the first film," Hiddleston shared. "At the end of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Thor’ film, Loki says to Thor, ‘What happened to you on Earth that turned you so soft? Don’t tell me it was that woman.’ At which point, Thor’s hand grips tighter around Mjolnir, and Loki says, ‘Oh it was. Maybe when we’re finished here, I’ll pay her a visit myself.’ That becomes the impetus for the enormous fight they have at the end of the film, so there’s been this unspoken relationship between Loki and Jane, but they’ve never actually met. And I think there’s a huge amount of mileage to be had in whatever that spark is between them. Jane knows about Loki, Loki knows about Jane, and what happens when we get the two of them in a room together," Hiddleston said.
Portman shared with HitFlix earlier this month at the D23 Expo that the new closeness that the two will share is not something that Jane is happy about.
"I don’t think she’s quite as forgiving as Thor is," Portman divulged. "Often times we protect the people we love more than we protect ourselves. But, he’s helpful in some places. Evil people can think like other people," Portman said. Looks like Jane is not fooled by the God of Mischief!
You can see more of Loki and Jane when Thor: The Dark World hits theaters in the U.S. on November 8th, while opening earlier in the U.K. on October 30th.