Richard E. Grant wants a spinoff with classic Loki and alligator Loki

WandaVision was exceptional in its delivery and Falcon and the Winter Soldier expanded how we see the stars and stripes through the complicated history of Blackness in the United States. Loki is the latest offering from Marvel and Disney+ and it has been the best storytelling yet. I am obsessed with Loki’s evolution from the trickster god to a man in love. The best part of last week’s episode was classic Loki (an older Loki who called himself the god of Outcasts) and Croki aka Alligator Loki. Croki is f*ck around and find personified (or animafied?) and I think I laughed for three days straight thinking about how crunk Croki was. Richard E. Grant, who played classic Loki, was interviewed by Collider. He discussed being a part of the MCU and how he wants a classic Loki and Croki spinoff miniseries. Below are a few highlights from Collider:

Collider: To start things off, what does it mean to join the MCU in this capacity? Is this something you’ve been looking forward to?
RICHARD E. GRANT: Oh yeah. I’d had experience because I was in Logan about five years ago, so I’d had a taste of what this is, but Tom Hiddleston has said to me, he said, “You know, I think that when people see Classic Loki there’s going to be a big response.” I thought that he was just blowing smoke up my fundament on the first day to make me feel better about coming into work for one episode, Episode 5, after they’d be doing it for practically a year before. Then I saw my Instagram and Twitter feed and the reviews that came out last Wednesday and I realized that he saw into the crystal ball in a way that I didn’t. So Tom was right and I stand gleefully corrected.

Was there anything specifically Loki-ish that you were trying to incorporate into the performance?
GRANT: I knew that rather than Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief, [Classic Loki] has this line explaining his past that he is the God of Outcasts, and has been so lonely and isolated on this planet, and is willing to be arrested by the TVA in order to get back in contact with his brother, and to sacrifice himself ultimately to Asgard, I thought that was a way into the character that was not trying to imitate, because I couldn’t hope to, what Tom does so brilliantly and has done for over a decade now. So I thought that was the way into doing it.

Looking over your career, you’ve gotten to be a part of a lot of really exciting franchises, including Doctor Who and Star Wars. Is there anything else on your bucket list? Are there other franchises, and/or other fantasy costumes you want to wear?
GRANT: Classic old Loki with muscles and Alligator-dot-com, the subseries of the sub-sub-sub series. That’s what I want.

Given the audience reaction to Alligator Loki, I think that there would be a fan base for that.
GRANT: Yeah and classic Loki is the only one that can talk to him and understand him. It’s a given. It’s a scriptwriter’s dream. Get it done.

[From Collider]

I am quite sure we will not get this mashup. Despite my love of classic Loki in that one episode, I do not think I could watch an entire show or movie with him as the star along with Croki. With that being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing both Croki and classic Loki sprinkled throughout the MCU. Croki can be a permanent fixture as far as I am concerned. I heard someone call Croki “Florida Loki” and I… haven’t been the same since. I love how Richard didn’t know that he was the first choice for the role. He took on the role with such thoughtfulness. I also thought it was cute that Richard and Tom Hiddleston have always wanted to be in a movie or show together as a father and son duo because they vaguely resemble each other. If you haven’t seen Loki yet, I seriously encourage you to do so. It really is that good. And Loki, who has always been one of my faves in the MCU, has really come to life in this show. Here’s to Croki and Classic Loki showing up in the MCU from time to time.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    I’m still digesting the finale. But there will be a 2nd season, so maybe we will get more Classic and alligator Loki. I’m certain Kid Loki will join Young Avengers as they are slowly introducing each one of them this year on these Disney Plus shows.

    • Megs283 says:

      I thought the finale was airing today? Did you watch it at midnight?

      My husband and I have behind this whole (short) season, but we caught up last night and we’re watching the finale tonight.

    • gingernut says:

      The finale was not at all what I was expecting and yet so ‘on brand’ for Loki. I’m in emotional pain though. 🙁

  2. bella says:

    I’m here for it.

  3. SarahCS says:

    I absolutely loved episode 5 and all the chatter around it. I mean I’m always happy to see Richard E Grant show up and this was epic even before you get to Croki (Florida Loki – I’m dying) and Kid Loki (who held Croki like a baby AND they did ‘get help’). It was such a treat.

    I’m hoping this leads to more cameos in the future, that absolutely gets my vote.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I loved the fact that they did Get Help with Kid Loki and Alligator Loki. That and the frog-Thor were probably my favorite one-off bits of the whole series.

      I would love to see more of Classic Loki because IMHO his scene at the end of that episode was just so good. I honestly got a few chills when he yelled “glorious purpose!” That said, I don’t know that a whole series is really necessary, but I wouldn’t be mad about it.

  4. Sierra says:

    I am so here for this pairing and season finale was freaking brilliant. It set up the scene for multiple upcoming Marvel movies.

    • Char says:

      Again Loki is introducing the BIG villain. Incredible, amazing, this show was the best by far. The other shows will have to run to be in this level of quality and impact in the MCU.

      And I want an Alligaton Loki meets Goose show.

      • Sierra says:

        Loki is not only introducing the big villains, he is the reason they become the big villains 😂

  5. Darla says:

    omg i haven’t seen the finale yet, I have to avoid spoilers. is it definite that there’s going to be a season 2?

    • Sierra says:

      Good thing about being in UK is that the episodes come out first and we can watch it without stumbling onto spoilers 🤷‍♀️

    • Lightpurple says:

      Yes. Like the Marvel movies that conclude with “character will appear next in Marvel project,” this concludes with the announcement of Season Two. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see any of the Lokis show up in Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, or Antman.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    We’re moving a bit slowly here on the veranda this morning as we were up at 3 AM to watch the season finale. But we’re up. The finale is running on a time loop and we all sing “Very Full,” the Billboard World Top Ten charting Loki single, at the end before the episode starts again.

    We would be thrilled to see Alligator Loki and Classic Loki pop up everywhere in the multiverse. We would particularly like to see them encounter Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Valentina. Make this happen, Kevin Feige.

    • Nanea says:

      I would love to see Gator Loki and Baby Yoda venturing into a spin-off across timelines, multiverses and franchises!

      That said, I won’t mind taking it easy on the veranda today with some light salads and maybe a fig pavlova. I don’t mind singing “Very Full”, even if I’m not, smashing glasses (not yours) optional!

      Not quite done processing the finale yet. Seeing the newest “to be Cartier ad” photos were a welcome distraction.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    Everyone’s total enthusiasm for this is making me think I’m just not the audience for this. I watch with my partner who is obsessed with all things comic book like a little boy. I adore Hiddles and the show is fun, but the love I’m reading here puzzles me. What am I missing? Alligator Loki was almost the final straw for me to tell SO he needs to pack up his comics and go watch on his own. 😒

  8. Sofia says:

    I enjoyed Classic and Alligator Loki. The finale was great too. I’ll avoid spoilers but it sets up the next phase of Marvel very nicely.

  9. Oliphant says:

    Loved them but i’m all about silver fox mobius 🙂

  10. goofpuff says:

    I want MORE LOKI. I loved classic and alligator LOKI.

  11. gilda says:

    I am here for all the Lokis coming back in the future, we’re definitely going to need them. I am buzzing after the finale, ‘he who remains’ (I’m trying to avoid spoilers, it’s actually quite hard) gave an acting masterclass and I cannot wait to see more of him, as it were. We’re gonna need Croki after all!

  12. Not so big on comic book films; however, I love Richard Grant, so I’ll check this out.

  13. Case says:

    This show unfortunately hasn’t knocked my socks off the way I wanted it to. Loki is my favorite MCU character and I LOVED the Loki/Mobius setup of the first couple episodes, the idea of this being an epic space adventure through time a la Doctor Who. And then pairing Loki with Sylvie just kind of brought everything to a halt and the story went in a weird direction (I haven’t seen the finale yet though and look forward to seeing how it goes). I don’t love the way Loki was written in this series; it seems like they gave us a “Loki Lite” who is a little too redeemed too quickly for my taste.

    IDK. I’m wondering if this is a case of me liking Loki more as a side character than a main character. It reminds of how everyone loved Jack Sparrow (pre-Depp messiness, obviously) in the first Pirates as part of a trio and when he became the main focus in later films, people were like “eh, that’s too much Jack.” It’s very similar to that, actually — in the first Pirates, that was an awesome performance. But the more you saw of the performance you just started to see “Depp playing Sparrow.” I feel like I keep seeing “Tom playing Loki” the more I’m exposed to his acting in this series.

  14. FF says:

    I’m going to cackle if Alloki (my favourite Loki) gets a D+ show – and none for you Stephen Dorff.

    Classic Loki will definitely get a reprise, no matter what. Grant was too pitch perfect not to.

    Plus TVA!Loki needs a pep talk after the S1 finale.

  15. Kelly says:

    I love Richard Grant. Great actor with a real personality.

  16. tealily says:

    Can I just say that I love interviews with Richard E. Grant? He has such a way with words and always seems to have a blast with whatever he’s doing. He seems like a genuinely funny and interesting guy. I’d love to have dinner with him.

  17. ce says:

    I can’t even explain how little I liked this series. With the exception of “Wandavision” which was actually good storytelling and character development, the rest are just more fights and a platform for future movies. Very dull. That said, a short film starring these two? Omg I’m in

  18. The Recluse says:

    One comment: MOARRRRR!