A fan petition launched to force Marvel Studios executives to make a new Loki movie, starring The Avengers and Thor villain, is close to landing 20,000 signatures in two months.

The Change.org initiative started at Comic Con in San Diego, California in July (13) and it has really picked up pace.

The petition is nearing its goal for 20,000 signatures in support of a film starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki.

Hiddleston confirmed last month (Jul13) that his character will not be appearing in sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.