Alfred Hitchcock had a saying: “Logic is dull.” On the basis of Crimson Peak, it’s pretty clear Guillermo del Toro feels the same way.
Tom Hiddleston, despite being an otherwise extremely pleasant and lovely human being, has a habit of playing some evil dudes. There’s Loki, from The Avengers, Adam from Only Lovers Left Alive, and now Thomas Sharpe in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. What do directors see in this charming actor to cast him as an antihero? Is he secretly a monster? Does he hate Beyoncé and puppies? We caught up with Hiddleston recently to talk about Crimson Peak and to get to the bottom of this mystery.
There are so many characters and so much going on in Avengers: Age of Ultron, making it Marvel’s biggest film to date. But there was one character who was sorely missed: Tom Hiddleston’s charismatic villain Loki, who didn’t have so much as a cameo appearance in the film — not that they had much room for him. As it turns out, Loki was in an earlier cut of Age of Ultron, but Joss Whedon removed his brief cameo in post-production.
Tom Hiddleston is a man of many talents — he’s handsome, he can act, he can dance (watch out, Sam Rockwell), and soon he’ll prove his singing talents in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. But he’s also quite skilled with celebrity impressions, as he proved this week on The Graham Norton Show, where he was asked to do his Robert De Niro impression for none other than De Niro himself.
Director Ben Wheatley and his screenwriting partner Amy Jump are known for their specific, darkly humorous sensibilities, from the horror thriller Kill List to the black and white psychedelic intensity of A Field in England, and the bleak hilarity of Sightseers. The duo return this year with High-Rise, based on J.G. Ballard’s sophisticated dystopian tale of class warfare in an elegant apartment block. It may be his most inaccessible and tonally ambitious film to date, but it also might be his best.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the most delightful stars of the MCU, delivering a Loki that is both charismatic and insidious in his mischief-making. The events at the end of Thor: The Dark World pointed to more Loki to come, but Hiddleston himself doesn’t seem so certain of his place in Marvel’s future.
Although Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 might not be happening anymore, we still have Crimson Peak on the horizon. We have two new clips from the director’s gothic horror story, which looks incredibly gorgeous and terribly spooky — though you probably don’t need these clips to sell you on del Toro’s latest, do you?
There have been plenty of casting announcements and rumors regarding Kong: Skull Island, but there’s still so much we don’t know about Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming take on the iconic movie monster. Enter Tom Hiddleston, who has opened up a bit about what we can expect from the journey to Skull Island, in which he’ll play a more heroic character for a change.
We all know Tom Hiddleston as Loki, but aside from the Avengers and Thor movies, but American audiences haven’t gotten to see much else from the actor. That’s about to change as Hiddleston has a showy role in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. Musical biopics have traditionally been the road to awards and Oscar glory, but can the same be said for Hiddleston’s performance? The film doesn’t open until late November, but today we’ve got our first look, and listen, to the British Hiddleston sing country western.
A couple of weeks ago Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which has recently been diversifying its lineup with Samuel L. Jackson also in talks to co-star. Today brings news that Skull Island will feature a mini-Straight Outta Compton reunion, as Jason Mitchell has also joined the cast.