Tom Hiddleston Never Auditioned for Loki
Loki was supposed to be Thor initially.
Tom Hiddleston recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The Brit revealed that he was never supposed to be Loki. The Golden Globe Award winner and star of Marvel’s Avengers shared this during the interview. He will also be debuting in the upcoming Disney+ Loki series next year.
Tom Hiddleston Never Auditioned for Loki.
Have you ever seen Loki as Thor? Well… neither did I, until recently. Fallon played a never before seen footage of Tom Hiddleston as Thor. In what seems to be an audition video, Tom Hiddleston can be seen holding the hammer of Thor and swirling it in the air, as Chris Hemsworth would. He can also be seen with blonde hair, reminiscent of his on-screen brother, Thor.
While reacting to the clip of him as Thor, Tom Hiddleston jokingly said:
I think we can all agree that they cast the right actor (Chris Hemsworth).
While talking about one of the most successful Tom Hiddleston movies, Jimmy asked him how he felt about being cast as Loki, Tom recalled
Yeah, It’s amazing, I never expected it.
You know, I auditioned for the first “Thor” film 10 years ago in 2009, and I just thought I was auditioning for a movie. You know, an interesting part, an interesting movie.
In response to a question about the audition, Tom Hiddleston replied:
Basically, at the time, they were looking for sort-of less well-established actors. So that the audience didn’t have an association. They just wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors. And the agreement was, “if you’re over 6-feet and you’ve got blond hair, you can have a go at it”.
Tom Hiddleston revealed that he never even auditioned for Loki. So basically an audition for Thor landed him the role of Loki.
Loki Gets his own Disney+ show
The Disney+ Loki series will see Tom Hiddleston in action next year. He had this to say about the series.
Yeah, It’s amazing. It’s happening. It’s going to production next year and that’s all I can tell you about it at the moment.
The release date of the upcoming Disney+ Loki series is still a mystery.