The Marvel surprises just keep coming, as Idris Elba recently revealed that he and his “Thor” co-star Tom Hiddleston will be back for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Elba, who played Heimdall in 2013’s “Thor,” dropped the news in an interview with the Telegraph.
“I’m in ‘Avengers,’” he said. “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [who plays Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they’re like, [whispers] – ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’ ”
Elba is referring to the DJ residency he took up in Ibiza for the summer, but it looks like he was able to squeeze in enough time for the sequel in Marvel’s powerhouse franchise.
Neither Elba nor Hiddleston appeared in the first trailer for the movie, which leaked last week, and it was not mentioned during the massive fan event on Tuesday in which Marvel chief Kevin Feige revealed the studio’s nine-movie Phase 3.
The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters May 1, 2015.
When last we saw Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ he was disguised as Odin and sitting on Asgard’s throne. It seemed fairly certain that we’d see our favorite god of mischief again. And now Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that Loki isn’t just appearing in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ but that he’ll play a pretty big role in both parts of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.‘ Let the mischief begin!
Digital Spy has the report with a confirmation from Feige, who says that Loki will feature prominently in the newest phase of films announced by Marvel, namely that he’ll star in both ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (which was a given) and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
As you’ll recall, in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Loki carried a scepter with one of the Infinity stones, and when he lost it, The Other warned him that Thanos would make him pay for his failure. In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ that scepter is now in the hands of HYDRA’s Baron Von Strucker, and The Other was killed by Ronan in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ As for Thanos — well, things aren’t going so well, since he still doesn’t have a single Infinity Stone.
Regarding ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ which takes its name from the comics, Loki plays a big part in that story by releasing several villains from prison on Asgard and causing total havoc. Since last we saw him he was disguised as Odin and sent Thor off to Earth to be with Jane Foster, Loki is in a pretty sweet position, free to make plenty of mischief in his brother’s absence.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ hits theaters on July 28, 2017, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1′ hits on May 4, 2018, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2′ will hit a year later on May 3, 2019.
AMC is getting a dose of one of Tumblr’s favorite Brits: The network has reportedly picked up The Night Manager, a miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that AMC has given the adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 novel of the same name a straight-to-series order. The network will co-produce along with BBC One and Ink Factory, according to THR, whose sources say that AMC is “looking at the project as a six- or eight-part miniseries.” Hiddleston is set to play former British soldier Jonathan Pine, now a hotel night auditor, who is pitted against Laurie’s Richard Onslow Roper, a black market dealer, EW previously confirmed.
The show will mark Laurie’s return to TV following his run on House. Though Hiddleston is probably best known for playing Marvel’s villainous Loki, he is a veteran of various British series.
AMC declined to comment.
Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are to appear together in new TV series The Night Manager.
Hiddleston, 33, and Laurie, 55, will lead the cast for the new TV adaptation of the novel by John Le Carre, according to The Hollywood reporter.
The new BBC show follows the story of Jonathan Pine, a British soldier who later becomes an auditor for a luxurious hotel.
Pine soon comes into contact with Sophie, a French-Arab woman linked to Richard Onslow Roper, who made his considerable fortune from weapons deals.
But when Sophie is killed, Pine goes undercover with intelligence operatives to avenge her death.
The new show marks the TV return of both Hiddleston – who is best known for appearing in the Thor movies – and Laurie.
Hiddleston’s last regular television role was in BBC Two’s The Hollow Crown in 2012, while Laurie left House in the same year.
Tom Hiddleston has become a staple for Marvel with his portrayal of Loki that has made every other villain after him look so boring and mundane. The actor brings an intensity that is unmatched to the role and was feared in three movies within the universe, but could he be heading to his time as the God of Mischief?
Hiddleston recently nabbed the lead in the King Kong prequel Skull Island, which could turn into a universe of its own with Godzilla also doing well and the two movies possibly leading to a merger. With Hiddleston now leading his own franchise, it may mean the end for him as Loki for Marvel.
The rumored plot for Thor 3 is to follow the Ragnarok storyline, which includes the destruction of Asgard. As of now, Loki is posing as Odin on the throne in Asgard but that could change when Thor returns home after the events of Avengers 2.
In the comics, Loki falls during Ragnarok, an event he helped begin, and this could be the exit Hiddleston gets to putting the character to rest for awhile. While he “died,” during Thor 2, this could be the first major permanent death that Marvel does and would allow the villain to rest while its actor goes to do his own show.
If he doesn’t want to completely give up the role though, the death would allow for another fake-out that Marvel has done multiple times by now and maybe he could return in a shorter role in either another Thor movie or a cameo in a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
Thor 3 is rumored for a 2017 release date.
Tom Hiddleston, who’s currently tuning up to croon as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, will star in Legendary’s big-budget King-Kong spin-off (of sorts), titled Skull Island. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct a script written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) that explores the mysterious island that was the home of Kong and other terrifying prehistoric creatures. “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions,” said the company, in a statement. “Universal Pictures will distribute the film on Nov. 4, 2016.”
At Comic-Con in July, Legendary’s Thomas Tull had announced plans for Skull Island, and Attack the Block‘s Joe Cornish was rumored to be the frontrunner to direct. A Skull Island movie, penned by Godzilla‘s scribe, could further speculation that Legendary is planning a Godzilla/Kong crossover at some point.