Thor: Ragnarok concept art gives Loki a more ornate costume. The God of Mischief is known for his love of theatrics and drama, evidenced by his rousing speeches and penchant for fun pranks. As a mainstay of Thor movies, Loki also factored in Taika Waititi’s 2017 film which saw the God of Thunder fight his older sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett).
After a rocky start, the Thor franchise finally found its footing under Waititi. Essentially making over the whole sub-film series, as well as its titular character, Ragnarok replaced the dark and gloomy palette with trippy and psychedelic backgrounds.
The threequel also dialed up the comedy with Thor gaining a much better sense of humor. As for Loki, the filmmaker simply improved on his relationship and banter with his brother, but for the most part, he’s still the cocky, mischievous anti-hero that fans love.
While there are very minimal changes done to Loki, newly-released concept art for Ragnarok would’ve given the character a more dramatic costume in the film. Shared by digital artist Aleksi Briclot, the God of Mischief wears an ornate costume, complete with an extravagant headpiece that has chainmail attached to it. A previously-released version of this image reveals that underneath the helmet is a buzzcut hairdo for the character.
Perhaps this grander costume for Loki would work in Ragnarok‘s opening – while he was still impersonating Odin (Anthony Hopkins) in Asgard. After that, it seems inappropriate for the God of Mischief to don such a regal-looking suit considering the adventures he’s forced to take following the death of Odin.
Like Thor, Loki was on the run for the most part of the movie, blending in Sakaar while Hela wreaked havoc in Asgard. This is also the reason why his costumes in the film had less flair and sleeker – with his iconic headpiece not making an appearance until the third act battle in Asgard.
So, what do you think guys?