Loki - played by Tom Hiddleston - has officially stolen the God of Thunder's, um, thunder. The puny god with the long black hair and golden horns may be no match for big brother Thor's bulging biceps, but he's the one to whom this writer will willingly prostrate.
Even the titular hero has to turn to his villainous sibling for help to save the world in Thor: The Dark World. Opening here Oct 31, the sequel to 2011's Thor picks up from the events of last year's The Avengers, which saw Thor (Chris Hemsworth) taking Loki back to Asgard for permanent incarceration for the crimes committed in his attempt to take over Earth.
Yet, when humanity and his beloved mortal love Jane (Natalie Portman) are threatened by evil dark elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), Loki, the God of Mischief, is his only hope.
Loki, a vital part in the Thor and The Avengers movies, is one of the most beloved villains in movie history - he's even got an MTV Movie Award to prove it!
And his global popularity is down to one reason - Hiddleston.