Back in 2013, Hiddleston sat down to talk with Popcorn Taxi for a Q&A session as a part of press for ‘Thor: The Dark World,” which came out in November of the same year. While in conversation, the host asked if Hiddleston might attempt an impression of what Loki would be like if Wilson were playing the character. After a few moments of thought, Hiddleston came out with a now well-known — with over 2 million views and counting — imitation of the American actor’s distinct cadence and attitude.
With lots of hand gestures and shoulder movement, this new version of Loki is more casual and easygoing. Instead of the demanding, intense delivery of the original “Kneel” line that Loki is known for, Hiddleston’s imitation of Wilson in character is a little more suggestive, saying, “You know for god’s sake, just, you know, like…kneel.” On top of being spot-on and hilarious, the impression is now more topical than ever, leading fans like Rupert Myers on Twitter to bring the video to people’s attention once again.
In a recent interview Wilson had with Capital FM to promote the new Marvel TV series, he was asked about the famous impression. Wilson responded that while he “certainly was aware of it,” Hiddleston has not done the impression in front of him, explaining that, “I’m sure if I had asked him, he would have obliged.” It’s truly crazy how all of this has come together so perfectly, and it would be amazing to see the imitation make its way into official MCU canon in the “Loki” series.