Tom Hiddleston Talks About Nearly Playing Thor; Says Avengers Action Is "Ginormous"!

Tom Hiddleston Talks About Nearly Playing Thor; Says <i>Avengers</i> Action Is "Ginormous"!

Talking to MTV, the British star of THOR and The Avengers comments more on how he very nearly ended up with a role very different to that of Loki and comments on the "Spectacular" action scenes in the 2012 epic...

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel’s The Avengers" is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

As always, apologies to anyone attempting to view these videos outside of the US. Unfortunately, as that includes me, there is no transcript currently available.


Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2012. (US)

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superotherside - 10/26/2011, 11:41 AM

Can't wait! :)
LucasMend - 10/26/2011, 11:43 AM
He as thor would have been the worst casting idea since Nic Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
sexymuppet - 10/26/2011, 11:50 AM
he is the perfect loki
hoodedjester - 10/26/2011, 11:55 AM
Thor? I don't think so - he does a great job as Loki tho!
PaulRom - 10/26/2011, 11:57 AM
Yeah he would've been pretty bad as Thor, glad he's Loki instead. Reminds me of James Franco auditioning for Spider-Man, but ended up playing Harry Osborn instead.
ThaMessenger07 - 10/26/2011, 12:05 PM
Except Franco would have been an awesome Peter/Spider-Man.
sexymuppet - 10/26/2011, 12:14 PM
^^well thats just false
NightForce - 10/26/2011, 12:17 PM
So glad he isn't Thor. Hemsworth IS Thor.
NOLANITE - 10/26/2011, 12:17 PM

he was made to be small loki, he still stuck onto his mommys tit.

real Loki is supposed to look like this:
PapaEmeritus - 10/26/2011, 12:18 PM
Ok, look... he's a great actor, and a cool guy, but again?? Seriously, Loki is becoming more exposed than [frick]ing Lady Gaga!
NightForce - 10/26/2011, 12:19 PM
And Hiddleston IS Loki. Both of them were born for these roles.
Coachella - 10/26/2011, 12:25 PM
Loki is better than thor who cares.
chuckg313 - 10/26/2011, 12:36 PM
i bet he was never really considered for Thor...they were just stroking his ego...his ok as Loki but i agree with NOLANITE i prefer a more classical Loki
marvel72 - 10/26/2011, 1:22 PM
hiddleston was great as loki the best cbm performance this year,also watch him up his game in the avengers its gonna be something special.
plasticman - 10/26/2011, 1:39 PM
The action is "ginormous"? Could this be considered a spoiler that Giant Man is in the movie?
Fogs - 10/26/2011, 1:40 PM
@Illwill - you're so whiny... we got it, you don't like the Avengers, thanks!
NightForce - 10/26/2011, 1:41 PM
@Illwill, Lol you know what is funny? Is your probably a grown man. And this movie is "ginormous", a movie like this has never been made before, [frick]tard troll.
Spidey91 - 10/26/2011, 1:51 PM

ugh,go shove a Batman toy up your a** please
Greenman - 10/26/2011, 2:04 PM
Great loki. Couldn't really see him as Thor.
@spidey91 - Ha! You almost made me spray water on my monitor in laughter with that comment!
FanboyTrump - 10/26/2011, 2:07 PM
leave Illwill alone! he has enough issues with his self esteem

troll 5 Pictures, Images and Photos
jjmeylar - 10/26/2011, 2:09 PM
Can we get a transcript?
MarkV - 10/26/2011, 2:15 PM
Don't feed the troll, brosephs. Yeah Avengers if avengers was a musical instrument, it would be turned up to fuc[youtube][/youtube]king elleventy, baby!
MarkV - 10/26/2011, 2:17 PM
Damn HTML! What I ment to say is Avengers is Sofa King cool!
Spidey91 - 10/26/2011, 2:27 PM

sorry dude :P
Spidey91 - 10/26/2011, 2:32 PM
hey NOLANITE,I'm not the one trolling here!
TheMadman - 10/26/2011, 2:45 PM
Apparently he gained 20lbs of muscle for Thor and grew his hair out... IDK, with Hollywood magic he might've looked like THor.
dmm5 - 10/26/2011, 2:59 PM
He's starting to look more like Loki espicially in the concept art with the more use of yellow
EarOne - 10/26/2011, 4:09 PM
well...physically, Tom could always pump up to get big...that's not really a problem. the face, though. he just doesn't have that Thor features in his look. dunno...maybe if Tim Burton were to direct a Thor movie, he might have a

gurugeorge - 10/26/2011, 4:33 PM
Don't know why people think Tom is a "little guy", if you see the recent shots, he's about the same height as Chris - i.e. pretty darn tall.
NeoBaggins - 10/26/2011, 5:10 PM
That would have been terrible. And of course it would have been Kevin Fieges' fault. Big bullet dodged.
IcemanX - 10/26/2011, 6:48 PM

CapA - 10/26/2011, 10:16 PM
Ultra troll.
heisei24 - 10/26/2011, 11:41 PM
Even a person with good taste know how stupid Avengers/TDKR flame war is
NerdByBirth - 10/27/2011, 7:21 AM
@knossis, I agree. TDKR is in no way similar to Avengers other than the fact that they are both characters from comicbooks. It's like comparing apples and oranges
Scholes60 - 10/27/2011, 2:41 PM
Hiddleston was great as Loki in the Thor movie and I look forward to him playing Loki in the Avengers and also in Thor 2.

Can't see him ever as Thor - far too slightly built.

As an Aussie sci-fi writer:
I’ve also written a bit of Thor fan fiction, why not check it out:
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 1:27 PM
Illwill = lameness

Reminds me of a kid dressed as batman talking to another dressed as captain america in a party:
"batman is much better! captain america is stupid! also, my mommy will give me the new hotwheels set! you suck!"

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