Q: What will we see in Loki’s wardrobe for this film? A: There’s his prison outfit, which is an Asgardian equivalent of the jumpsuit. It’s really exciting to see his prison outfit because there are two shapes to it. One is very polished and almost lush. It’s as if he’s wearing a very expensive dressing gown because he’s a prince and it’s been bestowed upon him. The other is when you see him at rock bottom and he has torn his clothes and his hair and his face, and it’s an incarnation of his own self-hate and despair. He’s literally ripped at the fabric of his clothes. That was really exciting to do, because I’ve never done that, because the character is so controlled, so polished, so sleek, it was really interesting for me to break down all of the fact that he’s so well put together all the time. In the first two films when he’s wearing Earth clothes, he’s wearing impeccably tailored suits with beautiful scarves and he’s just got this extraordinary elegance to him, which comes from a kind of vanity. Deconstructing that vanity was really exciting. His second costume is a sort of a mix-up of different things. We thought that, once released from prison, it’s not as if he has a huge amount of time to go and see his tailor and get a new outfit. He has forearm gauntlets and he has that shoulder plate from the first one that was scuffed and scraped and scratched. It was as if he’d gone into the armory and cobbled together an outfit that would be suitable for combat. It’s not like public enemy #1 is going to be given the privileges of new armor every time, so I like the fact that the forearm plates are still scratched because he got Hulk-smashed when he was on Earth with The Avengers. I like the fact that his costume feels a bit more broken down, and yet still kind of, as Americans like to say, badass.
"The scene with Loki in chains being led towards Odin at the beginning of the movie was one of the additional photography scenes, and it actually came about for a couple of reasons. I was reading the tie-in comic and they had that scene in it. I get all the comics when they’re published — I flip through some of them, and I was flipping through that one and I went, ‘Holy crap — this has got to be in the movie!’ It’s slightly different in the comic than it is in the movie, but I thought this has to be in the movie. So I called Tom [Hiddleston] and we talked about his availability, and we said we were gonna do this scene. So he goes, ‘Remember, I pitched you that scene. Months ago!’ Well, I did not remember, but I believed him, and I’m happy for him to take credit for it because he does an amazing job in the movie.”