British actor Tom Hiddleston has called for his bad boy character Loki to battle Benedict Cumberbatch’s Marvel newbie Doctor Strange.
Man-of-the-moment Hiddleston, who recently starred on the big screen in an adaptation of JG Ballard’s High-Rise, and on the small screen in the BBC’s The Night Manager, admitted he’s not sure which character would get the upper hand in a fight.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, the 35-year-old, who has appeared as Loki in Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013), said, “In some hypothetical world, I don’t quite know when, for Loki and Doctor Strange to share the same frame would be very exciting indeed. Because Benedict Cumberbatch is an old friend so I would think it would be interesting to see who would get the upper hand.
“We would probably just be comparing costumes,” he continued. “That’s what happens on set, is just everyone starts laughing at each other because the costumes are so extreme. You’re standing there with the crew, everyone holding styrofoam cups of coffee and everyone is wearing very brightly coloured leather, that’s highly entertaining.”
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An actor very much in demand right now, Hiddleston is the bookies’ favourite to be the next James Bond. Last week, however, he said talk he is in line to be 007 is becoming “overwhelming” and wishes he could make the rumour mill stop.
Responding to speculation he is to take on the iconic role once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo, he said: “People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn’t they? But it’s difficult to talk about because it’s a completely unreal conversation in a way.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone who makes those films. It’s just an idea in people’s minds, so it’s quite hard to engage with because it hasn’t come from me, if that makes sense. It’s odd because it’s becoming overwhelming – not the thing of it, but the number of people per day who bring it up. It’s actually becoming a weird thing to deal with.
“I feel like I want to just make it stop because I have no power over it. But that’s what being famous is – you have no power over other people’s opinions,” he added.