“Before we started filming, Tom very generously and patiently [took] me through the whole MCU mythology and Loki. We were calling them the Loki Lecture, and [he let] me ask questions. I think that was really important and really helpful to our dynamic once we started filming the scenes because some of our conversations just when we were kind of going over that stuff would work its way in.” - Owen Wilson
“It was such an interesting time trying to compress the experience of my time in the MCU and six movies. Mobius is an expert in Loki. He knows more about Loki than Loki does. So I was trying to help Owen with some of my memories and about my experience. Owen asked such insightful, intelligent questions that made me rethink various aspects of the character. And I think our conversations found their way into the scenes themselves, which is really nice, and then in the interactions because they’re quite intense conversations.” - Tom Hiddleston
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I don't know who cares about this, but I really want to point something out of this second episode.
The Pompeii scene, more precisely, Loki speaking Latin.
The serie is fully of perfectly crafted details and, being a latin student, I wanted to talk about this.
The latin you hear Loki speaking is historically correct, and I am not talking about the grammar, but the pronunciation.
There are two pronunciations of the latin language: the classic, also known "restituta", and the ecclesiastic.
The ecclesiastic pronunciation is so called because it bloomed from the spreading of Christianity, it's considered the traditional pronunciation and it's usually the one they teach you in school, so the most common, but it's not the one used by Romans.
Romans talked with the classic or "restituta" pronunciation, which presents differences reguarding some specific consonants or group of letters.
The most common example is that the name "Cicero", which you would read in the ecclesiastic pronunciation with a "c" that sounds like an "s", was pronounced by Romans as "Kikero".
Or, for example, the letter "v" was always pronounced as "u".
And I am telling you this because Loki, in the serie, speaks with a "restituta" or classic pronunciation, that is historically correct.
You might overlook this, saying he should speak every language in the world due go the Allspeak or All-Tongue, but we are shown in the scene of the Gobi desert it's not like that.
So, the fact that Loki actually knows Latin and the correct Latin pronunciation from the era he was in, as a latin student, really makes me happy.
I would like to thank whoever cured this detail, because they did a marvelous job.
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