Originally Posted by Guerrilla
I really don't see how Loki could ever be excluded or even dropped into a small role in any of the Thor movies. He seems pretty important to nearly every facet of Thor and that world. Other major villains will come and go, but Loki will always be there in the background, making moves (quite influential moves)
"background" that's the thing
I think he means seeing him as one of the primary antagonists.
Loki will always be there. But This movie, as villains, will center around Malekith, and some Kurse. With some Surtur presence I bet.
Loki will have a role, but due to him being not the primary antagonist, it won't be AS big as it was in the avengers, or even thor 1 for that matter. Probably around Thor 1. Loki's not the main villain in this movie (it would be tedius), so he IS going to have to play second fiddle to Malekith