Even though he has become a fan favorite, this Marvel villain could be done in the cinematic universe after bigger roles and his own franchise may require his attention way from Marvel.
Loki has grown a following among fans of the Marvel movies and this is directly because of the performances that Tom Hiddleston gave as the character in both Thor movies and The Avengers, but could he be moving on after the third movie? It is a strong possibility, according to Cinema Blend.
Hiddleston has begun to start a acclaimed career of his own with award-worthy turns in Only Lovers Left Alive and The Deep Blue Sea. The actor has also dipped into blockbuster films that aren't Marvel as he is the lead in director Guillermo Del Toro's next movie, Crimson Peak, and was named the lead for the Skull Island franchise, which is the retelling of the origins of King Kong.
Skull Island isn't a for-sure hit and who knows if it becomes this massive franchise with Godzilla and Pacific Rim possibilities like some fans want to see, but it will most likely require the attention of Hiddelston who could the man in charge of the whole thing.
Not to mention the actor is set to gain even more critically acclaimed work as he will play country legend Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic and could become a more prestige actor if that movie takes off as well.
With the plot of Thor 3 being rumored to be Ragnarok, it could be the perfect time to finally officially kill Loki after the character has "died" in the past two movies, and it would allow Hiddleston to complete the trilogy of movies before he moves to his own franchise.