Star Wars adept Richard E. Grant jokes that Disney would have removed his kneecaps if he disclosed spoilers. Grant’s most recent role for Disney came in Loki, in which he plays one of various variances of Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief caught in the Void. Though Marvel tried their best to keep the high-profile actor’s role a secret, Grant was rumored to appear as a variant of Loki in the Disney+ serial before it aired.
A post-credits scene at the end of incident 4, “The Nexus Event” revealed that to be the case. Episode 5, “Journey into Mystery, ” unveiled Grant’s Classic Loki in full as a variant of the character who endures his encounter with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The outcome of the escapade ascertains Old Loki heroically sacrifice himself by creating a gloriou illusion of Asgard to distract Alioth, admitting Loki and Sylvie( Sophia Di Martino) is necessary to enchant the cloud-like creature. Although, Loki was not Grant’s first knowledge with Disney’s intense secrecy, as he performed as the villainous General Pryde in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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In an interview with Paul’s Trip to the Movies( via Comicbook) promoting his most recent character in Loki, the Oscar-nominated actor touched on another role of his in a high-profile Disney production which prepared for him for the intense privacy of the Marvel show. When discussing what that ordeal was like, Grant joked that Disney would have removed his kneecaps if he discovered spoilers about the final film in the Skywalker saga 😛 TAGEND
I was in the final Star Wars … having to keep a secret like that was so torturous, but it was balanced by the fact that I knew that my kneecaps would probably be removed by Disney if I did reveal anything about Star Wars or I’d be cut out of the movie. So that kept me highly, very quiet. I’d had a dress rehearsal for that, so when it came to Loki, I felt, “Oh, I know about this.”
While Grant is clearly joking about Disney removing his kneecaps, the Mouse House does take secrecy very seriously across all its projects, both Star Wars and Marvel. By not accepting seeps of various kinds, Disney ensures its surprises remain unspoiled, which Loki was full of from Sylvie being disclosed as the cruelty Loki variant to He Who Remains( Jonathan Majors) being disclosed as the surprise rascal drawing the strings. To pull off these types of surprise twistings, Marvel must maintain strict secrecy during developing and yield onslaught, which Grant likens to what he suffered on Rise of Skywalker, joking that he was “threatened with Asgard-like demolition” if he revealed nothing about the Marvel show.
While a few MCU whizs, most famously Tom Holland, have fought with maintaining this grade of privacy in the past( which Marvel has seemingly hugged and made a part of their actual sell intrigue ), Grant was wholly prepared for it due to his brief tenure as General Pryde. While Marvel’s intense secrecy is usually the focus, Disney also institutes similar policies for its Star Wars projects, namely the Disney+ serial The Mandalorian, which went through great lengths to keep Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker a secret in the leadup to the season 2 climax. It was this kind of secrecy practiced on the Star Wars back of things that braced Grant for Loki.
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