The last time we saw Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) was when he was giving Thor (Chris Hemsworth) his blessing to follow his heart at the end of Thor: The Dark World.
But wait, was that really Odin? Of course not. It was Thor’s devious adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) using his powers to disguise himself as the All-Father. Thor thought Loki had died on the Dark World when he was stabbed by Kurse, but the god of mischief always has a few tricks up his sleeve.
Careful viewers were able to notice a glimmer of green around the Asgardian guard who showed up to retrieve Loki’s body, and that same guard smiled mischievously when breaking the news of his adopted son’s “death” to Odin.
In fact, the guard was none other than Loki himself in disguise. But how he got from disguising himself as a guard to appearing as Odin at the end of the film remained a complete mystery and raised a lot of questions.
Where was the real Odin? Did Loki kill him? Is he imprisoned somewhere? Why would Loki impersonate Odin (other than for the obvious reasons of being insanely power hungry and a dash crazy)?
Read more to see the set photos that reveal Odin’s fate: