A few days ago we heard that Marvel and director Kenneth Branagh had cast Chris Hemsworth as Thor in…Thor. Now the same source that broke that news is now reporting that Marvel have decided who will play Thor’s nemesis, Loki. The actor’s name is Tom Hiddleston and just like Hemsworth, not many people know who he is. However casting unknowns seems to be the latest thing at the moment (Chris Pine, Sam Worthington etc.), so while it is a risk, it doesn’t necessarily mean the film will flop because of it.
From Deadline Hollywood:
I’ve learned that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh have cast their Loki, the nemesis to the lead in Thor set for release on May 20, 2011. He’s Tom Hiddleston, unknown to American audiences but an award-winning British actor and Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts (RADA) graduate. He played Winston Churchill’s son in HBO’s The Gathering Storm, but, more to the point, note that Hiddleston starred in Ivanov opposite Sir Kenneth on the London stage and also starred with him in the BBC miniseries Wallander. Marvel Studios won’t confirm my news, but Hiddleston had been considered as a possible Thor.
Now that casting is being finalized expect to hear who else will be joining the cast of Thor over the upcoming days/weeks. I wonder if Marvel will stick with the unknown theme, or will we get a name?