“I imagine they’re looking for people who don’t have an association elsewhere. The audience need to believe in the character, rather than saying, ‘Oh look, it’s Loki with a lightsaber!’” Hiddleston tells TimeOut.com.
We all totally want to see that though, right? Thor with his hammer, Loki with a lightsaber. Someone on the internet needs to get on to this. Superheroes with different weapons? It’s a meme in the making.
Hiddleston admits it would be “very flattering” to be asked to join JJ Abrams’s cast, although says he isn’t sure joining the franchise worked out all that well for Ewan McGregor.
“I did talk to Ewan about it once. When they asked if he wanted to be Obi-Wan Kenobi he said: ‘Are you joking? Of couse!’ But his experience didn’t live up to the promise.’”
Sounds like there’s a story there, doesn’t it? Perhaps they didn’t let him keep his lightsaber.
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