Tom Hiddleston is excited to be the bad guy again. He is returning as Loki in “Thor: Ragnarok,” but it isn’t filming in Australia or playing a vindictive god that has him stoked. In an interview with his friend Benedict Cumberbatch, he revealed that he is most enthusiastic about reuniting with co-star Chris Hemsworth.
“The best thing about it, honestly, is working with Chris again,” Hiddleston told Cumberbatch in Interview Magazine. “I first met him in [‘Thor’ director] 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.”
Seven years later and it seems Hiddleston and Hemsworth are much closer than brothers Thor and Loki. The Brit added that he has gotten to work with many other talents too. He praised “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi, who has never helmed a Marvel Cinematic Universe film before.
“Anthony Hopkins has been on set this week. And Taika Waititi is magnificent,” Hiddleston continued. “He has found a way of honoring everything that came before but doing his own thing. And he’s so funny. His films — and if you haven’t, you must seek them out: ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ — they have this combination of light-hearted, good humor and emotion. They’re very moving. Everyone’s really happy.”
While Hiddleston is a Marvel veteran, Cumberbatch has just joined. He’ll make his debut in “Doctor Strange” this November. He stars as Stephen Strange, a doctor who goes to great lengths to figure out how to heal after an injury threatens his career. It seems Cumberbatch also had a good experience on his film.
“It’s an amazing cast of actors,” he said. “And it’s the most fun hard work you’ll ever do, I think, as an actor. They really know how to treat you right. And the material is challenging, witty, and a lot of fun to do. Doctor Strange is a complex, funny, but exciting character.”
Earlier this year, Hiddleston revealed that Cumberbatch, who co-starred in 2011’s “War Horse” with him, asked for guidance after taking the “Doctor Strange” role. “Yeah, he did,” Hiddleston told the Happy Sad Confused podcast after being asked if his friend requested advice. “Of course, it has its own challenges, which are mostly — it’s the sustained stamina of imagination because you’re constantly having to generate responses to things that aren’t physically there in environments which will be enhanced by visual effects. The job is to continue to kind of make it real so the audience will believe it when they see it.”
The “Sherlock” actor might be working with the “I Saw The Light” star again soon. A set photo from “Thor: Ragnarok” showed Thor holding a business card with Stephen Strange’s address. However, Cumberbatch’s appearance has not been confirmed yet.
“Doctor Strange” will hit the big screen on Nov. 4. “Thor: Ragnarok” will be released Nov. 3, 2017.