It wasn’t a difficult choice for “Thor: Ragnarok” star Tom Hiddleston to sign on to reprise his role as the mischievous Loki, and he said being in the Marvel film has been wonderful because of main star Chris Hemsworth.
Hiddleston’s Loki and Hemsworth’s Thor might not get along in the films, but in real life, the actors share a deep and mutual admiration for one another.
“The best thing about it, honestly, is working with Chris again,” Hiddleston told Interview Magazine. “I first met him in Kenneth Branagh’s house in England in 2009. We were mere children, in the very beginning of our acting journeys. We made an instant connection, and it’s been extraordinary to share the ride with him—this mad journey with Marvel.”
Some actors might not enjoy playing villainous roles because it might give them a bad rep, but Hiddleston does not mind. In fact, he likes playing the villain for Marvel because the quality of the script is always top-notch.
“I think I wouldn’t do it if the writing wasn’t so good, if I wasn’t being asked to do different things with the character,” he admitted. “It really depends on what the obstacles and objectives are.”
Meanwhile, there are rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will make a cameo in “Thor: Ragnarok.” But when director Taika Waititi was asked about it, he remained coy.
“Ohhh I don't know,” the director told Digital Spy. “I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans.”
There will be several new players in the third movie of the “Thor” franchise, according to Geek. Cate Blanchett is going to play Marvel’s first female villain, Hela, while Tessa Thompson will be the heroine Valkyrie. “Star Trek” star Karl Urban will be playing Skurge the Executioner. In addition, Jeff Goldblum has been tasked to portray The Grandmaster, also known as an “Elder.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” has been slated for release on Nov. 3, 2017, while “Doctor Strange” will be released on Nov. 4.