Where in a show can you find the story? In the dialogue and plot, of course, but also in the music, the set design, and–if the creative people on the show are doing their jobs–everywhere else you look. Even a show’s logo can tell you something, and that’s especially the case with the upcoming Disney+ show Loki, according to star Tom Hiddleston in a new interview with Empire.
“I want to preserve the freshness of the show for when it emerges, but something to think about is the [show’s] logo, which seems to refresh and restore,” Hiddleston said. “The font of how Loki is spelled out seems to keep changing shape. Loki is the quintessential shapeshifter.”
“His mercurial nature is that you don’t know whether, across the MCU, he’s a hero or a villain or an anti-hero. You don’t know whether you can trust him,” Hiddleston continued, listing off the various forms Loki has taken throughout the MCU films. “I think that shapeshifting logo might give you an idea that Loki, the show, is about identity, and about integrating the disparate fragments of the many selves that he can be, and perhaps the many selves that we are. I thought it was very exciting because I’ve always found Loki a very complex construct. Who is this character who can wear so many masks, and changes shape, and seems to change his external feeling on a sixpence?”