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Tom Hiddleston featured in M2 Australia Magazine

Tom Hiddleston featured in M2 Australia Magazine

Tom is featured in the July/August issue M2 Australia Magazine, with a brand new interview and photoshoot!

Tom Hiddleston in M2 Australia July August 2021

A Very Loki Affair – Our Chat With Tom Hiddleston
by Isaac Taylor

Let’s not pretend that the Avenger’s most persistent villain and antihero isn’t the best character in the Marvel universe. Tom Hiddleston has had the great fortune of being able to play a comedic relief, while being taken absolutely seriously. While his face has become synonymous with Loki, he isn’t being typecast anytime soon.

He debuted in the movies in 2007 with Unrelated, and became a household name just four years later in 2011 when he landed his role as Loki in the first Thor movie. While Disney has been paying his bills for the past decade, he’s also found time to star in other such films like Crimson Peak and Kong: Skull Island. In 2016, he starred and was an executive producer in The Night Manager, for which he scored his first Golden Globe for best actor in a Miniseries or Television Film.
Disney knows a good thing when they see it, and now Loki has his own show. We had a chat with Hiddleston about what it takes to maintain a character for so long, how to remain faithful to the role, and what we should expect from the series.

What was your reaction when you were approached about doing a “Loki” series?

It was so exciting. I remember after Infinity War was released having a conversation with everybody at Marvel Studios. And we just put our heads together and thought, right, I’ve done six movies as Loki. And those movies really are the Thor saga. They’re all about Loki’s connection to Thor, his connection with his family. Where do we go now? What have we not done? What’s new? What’s original?

And that was the most inspiring conversation. I remember leaving it thinking, this is going to be very, very new because the character has got so much breadth and so much depth. That’s been the gift to me as an actor. Loki is almost this endlessly fascinating box of tricks where the moment you think you know him, he reveals something else.
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Loki Will Have ‘More Impact On The MCU Than Any Show So Far,’ Says Kevin Feige – Exclusive Image

Loki Will Have ‘More Impact On The MCU Than Any Show So Far,’ Says Kevin Feige – Exclusive Image

A new interview with Kevin Feige talking about Loki from Empire Magazine with a brand new image:

Between WandaVision and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, it’s clear that Marvel’s Disney+ shows aren’t a side-attraction in the MCU – they’re fully fleshed-out stories that take on just as much narrative weight as the main movies, just with longer runtimes, episodic presentation, and the opportunity for underserved characters to have more time to shine. Next up is a franchise fan-favourite – the god of mischief himself, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, whose anomalous ‘Loki Variant’ from Avengers: Endgame is about to get caught up in the gears of time-bureaucracy organisation, the TVA.

With a timeline-hopping plot and an alt-universe Loki at its heart, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Loki will be a largely standalone adventure away from the main events of the MCU. Not so, according to head honcho Kevin Feige. “It’s tremendously important. It perhaps will have more impact on the MCU than any of the shows thus far,” he tells Empire in the new issue. “What everybody thought about WandaVision, and was sort of true, and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which was sort of true, is even more sort of true for Loki.”

And just as WandaVision gave us Wanda in full Scarlet Witch garb, and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier gave us Sam Wilson as a fully-fledged Captain America, it seems that Loki might prove similarly transformative for its central character. “You want to see, after six hours or so, characters change and evolve,” hints Feige. “We don’t make these shows to not be radical, right?”

2 more Interviews, Good Morning America, Andrew Freund and more

2 more Interviews, Good Morning America, Andrew Freund and more

2 new videos have been released, one is an interview with Good Morning America, an interview with Andrew Freund and another is from Disney+ Hotstar Premium India, with Word Association, watch it below

And a video from E! where Tom talks “What You Need to Know About Loki, Thanks to Professor Tom Hiddleston”
(The video is not embeddable, so you need to visit their site to watch.

The God of Mischief is back for more.

Despite his death in Avengers: Infinity War, a different version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is ready for his close-up in his new eponymous Disney+ series. It takes him out of the Thor movies and even far out of the Avengers movies to a whole new world of saving time. We can’t yet tell you what he’s saving time from, but we can tell you why he’s helping to save it.

When the Avengers went back in time to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, they went back to the first Avengers movie, when Loki tried to take over the world. They were trying to steal the tesseract, which contained one of the all-powerful infinity stones, but then Loki got it first and disappeared. While the Avengers went back to the 1970s to try to steal it again, Loki set off on an adventure that created a new, incorrect timeline and screwed a few things up.

In Loki, he’s been captured by the Time Variance Authority, an organization that oversees the sacred timeline, which is the way that things are supposed to happen. The Avengers were supposed to go back in time, but Loki was not supposed to steal the tesseract, which means he’s a variant on the timeline.

Variants are supposed to be erased, but in exchange for that not happening, Loki is teaming up with Mobius (Owen Wilson), an agent of the TVA, to help deal with an even bigger threat.

You can imagine that it’s a complicated story, and if any of the participants weren’t already huge fans of the MCU, they might have required a bit of backstory to help fill them in. Enter Professor Tom Hiddleston, foremost expert on the character he’s played for 10 years. He put together what came to be called “the Loki lectures” to help the cast and crew get on his level. Wilson, an MCU newbie, tells E! News that the lectures were “very helpful” as he prepared to play a guy who is essentially a Loki expert.

“If I had more Tom Hiddleston,” he says, “I would have done better in school.”

Since we could not attend Loki School, we asked Hiddleston to give us the gist of his thesis to help us prepare for the series, and he even set the scene. He explained that the series really delves into “what makes Loki Loki” and he realized that all of the production department heads had a lot of questions. Director Kate Herron, a Loki superfan, suggested they collect everybody together to give them a little Loki lesson.

“The memory now fills me with embarrassment, but I had the crew in a room and I had a little white board and a little screen, and there were some clips,” Hiddleston recalls. “I found myself coming up with phrases trying to help people understand who I thought Loki was.”

It sounds like even Hiddleston made some discoveries along the way as he picked the character apart to get to the root of the chaos.

“There’s some fun things that came out of it, like that the source of his humility comes from his hubris,” he explains. “Like he has this overinflated sense of his own importance, [and it’s like] a pattern of hubris, and then humiliation. He thinks he’s really high status, and then he’s kind of revealed to be quite low status. All the things that he appears to be on the outside are actually defenses for things that are more turbulent on the inside. So his wit and his charm and his charisma are just really his kind of armor.”

Underneath it all, Loki is just full of “vulnerability and damage and fragmentation.”

“I think if you had him as a roommate, he would be intensely annoying, because chaos isn’t easy,” Hiddleston explains. “Nine times out of 10, I think Loki’s chaos is something that’s unhelpful, but very occasionally, it’s the only thing that’s necessary.”

He says that he also found himself surprised by the character and his journey over the course of this series, in which the other characters “basically offer a confronting mirror to Loki, and his old tricks don’t work anymore.”

“He’s challenged to come up with something new, which I think is a really interesting place to start,” Hiddleston says. “I hope the audience will be surprised by the end.”

Loki premieres Wednesday, June 9 on Disney+.

[Thor: Ragnarok] Tom On the Transformation Of Loki

[Thor: Ragnarok] Tom On the Transformation Of Loki

Check out this interesting interview with Tom, posted by Collider, discussing coming back to the Marvel universe as Loki after a hiatus, and the evolution of the character.

At the end of Thor: The Dark World, Loki’s got everything he ever wanted.  How has it gone for him since?

You’ll have to wait and see. That question is answered in this film, so I’m loath to tell you because I think it’s surprising and fun.  But yeah, you’re right.  He finished Thor: The Dark World on the throne and it’s taken awhile for anyone to catch on…

Has Loki changed at all?

Yes, but that’s in his nature. He’s a mercurial spirit, and the minute you try to define him, he changes shape. Events in Ragnarok do try and inspire him to change forever… The Goddess of Death shows up, and the stakes are high for everybody, so Loki, perhaps more than ever, is challenged to define himself in the face of that threat.

Read more of the story at Collider’s website.

(Thor: Ragnarok) Tom Explains the Relationship Between Thor and Loki

(Thor: Ragnarok) Tom Explains the Relationship Between Thor and Loki

Now that Thor: Ragnarok’s release is coming closer, Tom has started to participate in various interviews, including those done while filming. Below is a snippet of the interview by Comic Book, discussing the relationship between the two brothers.

“I’ve said this about Loki before, but the opposite of love is not hate but indifference. The idea that Thor might be indifferent to Loki is troubling for him because a defining feature of his character is, ‘I don’t belong in the family; my brother doesn’t love me; I hate my brother,’” Hiddleston revealed.

You can read the full interview by visiting their website.

[Gallery Update] The Hollywood Reporter Presents Thor: Ragnarok

[Gallery Update] The Hollywood Reporter Presents Thor: Ragnarok

While at Comic Con, the cast of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther took part in a Marvel family photoshoot. Below is a snippet of the accompanying article:

Backstage at Comic-Con, THR captured Cate Blanchett, Michael B. Jordan, Mark Ruffalo and more in the first-ever star-studded portrait of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

About 30 minutes before the stars of Disney’s and Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con on Saturday, the worlds of Asgard and Wakanda collided backstage for the first-ever Marvel family photo of the two casts.

Nineteen members of the Marvel universe — led by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige — posed for The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive portrait backstage just moments before the studio’s presentation. From the moment they arrived, the room was full of laughter and hugs, as many of the actors were reuniting with their casts for the first time in months.

The full article can be read here.

I have added two shots of the photoshoot to the gallery, via the link below.

Article On Tom Taking A Year Off and Making Movies

Recently Tom did an interview with Courier mail, and discussed the making off movies, including Kong: Skull Island:

A lot of you were having issues accessing this article so I posted it below. 

WHEN he flew into Australia in January of last year, headed for the Gold Coast Hinterland where Mt Tamborine would double for a mysterious slice of the South Pacific in Kong: Skull Island, Tom Hiddleston was given a full safety briefing.

“Red-bellied black snakes, brown snakes, funnel-web spiders …” he recounts.

He  also talked about 2017 being a year of rest, after working consistently the past number of years:

What’s not so surprising now is, besides seeing Kong and Ragnarok out into the world, Hiddleston is planning to take much of 2017 off.

“I’m taking a bit of a breather, because I’ve been running quite hard for five or six years and I just need to check in with stuff at home,” he says.

The last six years have been undeniably huge for 36-year-old Hiddleston.

Regular work on British TV and stage switched gear into movie stardom via his much-loved Marvel role as Thor’s mischief-making brother Loki, backed up by great performances in The Deep Blue Sea, War Horse, Only Lovers Left Alive, Crimson Peak, TV’s The Hollow Crown and miniseries The Night Manager (the latter scoring him a statuette at last month’s Golden Globes).

You can read the rest of the article here.

Tom Posts Response To Golden Globes Speech Criticism

After accepting his award for Best Actor at the Golden Globes last night, it seems his speech was the kind to attract controversy. Quotes from his speech include:

”They wanted to say hello,” he told the Golden Globes audience. “Because during the shelling, in the previous month, they had binge-watched the Night Manager.

“The idea that I could, or that we could provide, some relief and entertainment for people… who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken made me immensely proud.”

Tom himself took to his official Facebook page to address the reaction to his speech:

Tom Is The New Face of Gucci!

Awesome surprise to see; Tom has been unveiled as the new face of Gucci! GQ posted a feature on their site, which you can see the article below:

Would-be Bond, soon-to-be Taylor Swift lyric, and Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston has many talents and chief among them, as far as we’re concerned, is his uncanny ability to wear a suit really f#@king well. And to be clear, we’re not grading on Hollywood actor curve here. Hiddleston’s innate ability to look great in sharp tailoring has earned him a place among modern day suiting gods like Lapo Elkann and Ryan Gosling—guys who know how to harness the power of some well-cut lapels.

So it shouldn’t come as a total surprise that Gucci, a.k.a. the world’s hottest label right now, has tapped Hiddleston as the face of their latest tailoring campaign. If anything, it’s just even more evidence that designer Alessandro Michele knows exactly what he’s doing, whether that’s slapping an en fuego cat on a Cruise 2017 T-shirt or calling on one of our favorite actors to flex in the house’s luxury tailoring offerings. And oh how Hiddleston flexes.

Shot by lensman and now-longtime Michele collaborator Glen Luchford in a mansion belonging to famous artist, set designer, and curator of all things stylish Tony Duquette, Hiddleston shows off Gucci’s 2016 spins on power suiting, a lineup that counts foulard prints and hot pink piping as common as some boardroom-level windowpane peak lapels. And, because it’s Gucci and Michele’s world where anything—from serpentine appliques to studded and fringed loafers—goes, Hiddleston is joined (if nearly upstaged) by some seriously well-groomed Afghan hounds. But if you’re looking for the real star of these snaps, look no further than the anything-but-ordinary tailoring on display.


I have shots of the campaign to the gallery, which you can see following the link below:

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Magnolia acquires U.S. rights to “High-Rise,”

Magnolia Picture has acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise”, Tom’s latest motion picture. The news was released exclusively by Variety, and you can read their article below.

Magnolia Picture has acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise,” a darkly comic look at social castes that had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

It plans to release the picture in 2016 through its genre arm, Magnet Releasing. Magnet has a history of working with “High-Rise” director Ben Wheatley, having previously handled the rollout of his first film, “Down Terrace.”

“I’m very excited about working with Magnet again,” said Wheatley. “They have the brains and the balls to handle the crazy beast that is ‘High-Rise.’”

“High-Rise” has a top-shelf cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elizabeth Moss. It documents the outbreak of class warfare in a giant residential apartment block following a series of power outages. J.G. Ballard’s 1975 sci-fi novel of the same name inspired the film, and “High-Rise’s” heavy dose of sex and savagery made it one of the buzzier titles at Toronto. Wheatley has a cult of fans for his previous films, such as “Sightseers” and “A Field in England,” that were hailed for their transgressive energy.

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