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Richard E. Grant shares behind-the-scenes snap of his costume fitting for Loki

Richard E. Grant shares a behind-the-scenes snap of his costume fitting for role as Classic Loki in Marvel’s Disney+ show and jokes the outfit would have made his father ‘cackle’

He had a guest role in the fifth episode of Marvel’s Disney+ show Loki.

And Richard E. Grant gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at his costume for the role of Classic Loki in the superhero drama, which sees Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the eponymous God of Mischief.

The actor, 64, was seen in two pictures having his costume fitting for the show, in a snap he shared via Instagram on Friday, and he joked that the outfit would have made his late father ‘cackle’.

Look: Richard E. Grant shared a behind-the-scenes snap of his costume fitting for his role as Classic Loki in the Disney+ show via Instagram on Friday

In the first image, Richard was seen wearing the bottom half of his costume, which consisted of green spandex stockings, gold pants and matching boots, with a black tank top.

While in the second he had tried on the full Classic Loki costume, adding his green and gold spandex top, gold cape and hood.

In the caption, Richard joked with fans: ‘My late father asked me 4 decades ago “Do you really want to spend your life in tights and make-up?” 

‘At 64, this get-up for @officialloki for @disneyplus would have made him cackle!!’

Amused: Richard joked with fans that his costume would make his late father 'cackle'

Amused: Richard joked with fans that his costume would make his late father ‘cackle’

Role: Richard's character is a Loki variant, an alternate version of Tom Hiddleston's character who managed to escape death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Role: Richard’s character is a Loki variant, an alternate version of Tom Hiddleston’s character who managed to escape death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Richard’s character is a Loki variant, an alternate version of Tom’s character who managed to escape death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and lived out his life on a distant planet.

However, when he tried to escape his solitary existence to see his half-brother Thor he was stopped by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and discarded in The Void.

The TVA protect the sacred timeline, which is everything that has, is and will happen in the universe, to stop multiverses appearing and starting a time war. 

Altogether: Richard's Loki was discarded in The Void by the Time Variance Authority (TVA), and Tom's Loki bands together with him, Kid Loki, Boastful Loki and Alligator Loki

Altogether: Richard’s Loki was discarded in The Void by the Time Variance Authority (TVA), and Tom’s Loki bands together with him, Kid Loki, Boastful Loki and Alligator Loki

In The Void, he met other variants of himself including Kid Loki (Jack Veal), Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei) and Alligator Loki, and they banded together to survive against Alioth, a smoke monster that consumes all matter.

When Tom’s Loki is sent to The Void, he joins the trio and Classic Loki and fellow variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) fight against Alioth.

During the battle with Alioth, however, Classic Loki gave his life so that Loki and Sylvie would be able to find the being who is truly behind the TVA.

New episodes of Loki air Wednesdays and are streaming exclusively on Disney+. 

Drama: Loki, Classic Loki and fellow variant Sylvie fight against Alioth, a smoke monster in The Void, so they can find who is truly behind the TVA (pictured: Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson)

Drama: Loki, Classic Loki and fellow variant Sylvie fight against Alioth, a smoke monster in The Void, so they can find who is truly behind the TVA (pictured: Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson)

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