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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Thor Movie - Tom Hiddleston Snatches Loki Role


On Sunday I posted the news that Chris Hemsworth had been chosen to play Thor in the new 2010 Marvel movie. Before that happened though the Internet was seemingly ablaze with rumours that Kenneth Branagh's favourite front runner for the role was his 'Wallander' co-star Tom Hiddleston. Sci-fi wire was one such site and I actually argued with them, through their comments below their post, that not only was their story flawed (via the link they provided at least) but also that there was no way in Hell Tom would be chosen for Thor... Were people actually that gullible that they thought this guy could play the mighty thunder god? Well I wasn't duped at that time and as it happens he's now snatched the role of Thor's half-brother nemesis Loki, a much more suitable and believable bit of casting.

The two actors that have been chosen over the last week are difficult to gauge. I don't have negative feelings towards either at all, I actually think it's currently spot on, but with no BIG Hollywood names attached so far it looks like Thor could be the sleeper hit or possibly the worst of the Marvel movies running up to the Avengers movie in 2011. I personally think it'll be a hit as Branagh is a quality thespian-style guy who knows what he's doing and the actors will know very soon, if not already how much fan pressure they'll be under to get this movie right. It's like an unstable Jenga stack at the moment. They'll need every movie that ties in to Avengers to be bloody good, do very well at the box office, and solidify the actors and characters in the collective consciousness of the worlds audience before hitting us with the biggest and most anticipated superhero movie of all time. Otherwise the whole thing will fall apart...

Can't wait!

Loki from Marvel comics... Will Tom don huge golden horns and the flamboyant outfit Loki wears here in Thor? It'd be cool if he did, I'm sure Branagh can pull that off!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tom is prettiest !