Actor Tom Hiddleston is best known at this point for playing the mischievous villain Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Within the last few months, the actor hasn’t really spoken very much about his character showing up in the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok. This could have been done on purpose just to avoid having to answer any questions about the upcoming project, given Marvel Studios’ strict reliance on secrecy and all. But the studio has confirmed that we will see Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, and the actor has finally offered up just a few small details about what’s to come.
Both Hiddleston and Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth recently attended a panel at Wizard World Philadelphia, reports Comicbook.com, and Tom mentioned where we might find his character during this third outing.
“That’s a great question,” Hiddleston told reporter Brandon Davis. “I’m so, I have to say, I haven’t said, I’m so excited to be playing him again. I haven’t played him, I really haven’t played him properly since the end of 2012. I know Thor: The Dark World came out in 2013, but the last time I put the suit on was in 2012 if you exclude San Diego Comic Con. I don’t know if you would include that or not but, uh…”
“Um, so what I’m interested in really is how his attitudes have changed,” Hiddleston continued. “While Thor was away with his buddies fighting a computer, and uh, I’ll think you’ll see there is all sorts of interesting things. I’m four years older and Chris is four years older and there will just be new things we find in it. The most exciting thing about him is that he is always a trickster. It is trying to find new ways for him to be mischievous, because I love doing that, and I hope you guys love within that.”
One of the best moments of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in 2012 was a hilarious encounter between Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Loki, in which Hulk proceeded to slam the God of Mischief around like a ragdoll. Tom goes on to mention how Hulk will be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok — with reports claiming that Hulk fans will finally see some sort of adaptation of Planet Hulk. This means that there is a very big chance that we will yet again see Loki and Hulk in another scene together, and Hiddleston suggests that his character certainly hasn’t forgotten how rude the Hulk was.
“He’s got a few chips on his shoulder,” the actor says.
Meanwhile, there are also rumors swirling around suggesting that we could possibly be seeing Tom Hiddleston as James Bond sometime in the future. Director Sam Mendes has already confirmed that he will be stepping away from the Bond franchise, after having helmed both Skyfall and Spectre. Daniel Craig reportedly turned down a boatload of cash to return as 007 in two more films, but the actor has not officially confirmed this to be true. And while he hasn’t officially stated that he is done playing Bond, reports seem to suggest that he may indeed be finished.
Tom Hiddleston has reportedly met with the studio to discuss the role, but this is something that Hiddleston neither confirmed nor denied. And Hiddleston’s statements regarding the Bond rumors don’t look to be very promising.
“I’m sorry to disappoint you everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming. But I’m very gratified to hear the enthusiasm. There’s not much that I can say that I haven’t already said, but I know… your guess is as good as mine to be honest.”
So Tom Hiddleston as James Bond may not be happening, and according to Metro, another actor may be announced as Bond within a week. Apparently Aidan Turner has a very good chance at landing the role and he is the favorite to win according to bookmaker William Hill.
Jamie Bell is rumored to be wanted by the studio, whereas actress Gillian Anderson has been the face of a very recent online campaign to have James Bond be a woman.
Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban, is set to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
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