Tom attended a fundraising for BAFTA yesterday, hosted by Bulgari. Tom is also scheduled to attended the BAFTA Awards tomorrow, Sunday, as a presenter.
Variety hosted a panel on the Virtual TV Fest with Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Watch the full panel below:
Here’s the article from Variety
‘WandaVision,’ ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ and ‘Loki’ Stars on Missing Tom Hiddleston’s Lectures and Who Texts Kevin Feige the Most
Being a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe equips its stars with unique powers both on-screen and off.
“We all have a number sign above our heads when we make independent films [for] whether or not we can sell them internationally to help get financing,” says Elizabeth Olsen. “If we want to do that, it does allow us to be able to do that. So, I think that’s a great benefit to being a part of such a huge international franchise.”
Olsen first appeared as Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015 before going onto such films as “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” In-between she worked on indies including “Ingrid Goes West” and the television series “Sorry for Your Loss” for Facebook Watch. This past television season, though, she brought her big-screen superhero to Disney Plus, headlining “WandaVision” alongside Paul Bettany.
The ability to flit between platforms at all can be special for actors, but to do so with the same character is a testament to the power of the MCU. And Olsen and Bettany were only the first to move from film to TV under the Marvel Studios banner. Soon they were followed by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and Tom Hiddleston in “Loki,” all of whom are taking part in a special panel at Variety’s Virtual TV Fest.
Despite the long and wide travels these performers take on with their Marvel roles, they are usually kept in the dark about the fates of their characters. After 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Stan was not sure if he would be in another Marvel movie — until he got a call from a friend at San Diego Comic-Con, who told him that his character was in the title of the next film that had just been announced.
Stan and Mackie found out about “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in a similarly surprising way. The two were separately called to Los Angeles for meetings and ended up crossing paths in the hotel lobby.
“I had an idea of what was cooking, but I didn’t think it was going to be a TV show,” Mackie says of bumping into Stan. Initially, he admits, he was “horrified” by the idea of taking his character to Disney Plus.
“I was very afraid and very disappointed when I heard it was going to be a TV show because I didn’t think we could take the scope of what we had just done in all these movies and then put it on TV and it would work,” he says. “I didn’t want to be the first failed entity of Marvel. You have all this amazing stuff and then this one thing sucks and it just happens to be me. … I thought it was going to be like Batman and Robin — the original one — where it was like, ‘Pow! Bing!’”
It wasn’t until the production on the show started that Mackie says he understood they were maintaining the cinematic scope — and that he would be able to reconnect with all his MCU compatriots.
“When you become a part of the Marvel franchise, it’s almost like summer camp,” he says. “So when you show up to set, it’s everybody and you never miss a beat. Some people have kids, some people bought a car, some people did this, so it’s like you going back to seeing all your same friends over and over.”
As soon as production starts, however, each performer also must carry highly classified secrets. “I tell everyone in my personal life, and I tell no one in the press,” Olsen says, noting you have to have people you can trust.
Having so much information about where the franchise goes makes these actors experts on the material. Continuity can get complicated in a television series that has to serve as a bridge between films, especially if there are new crew members who are not as steeped in the story. That is how Hiddleston found himself hosting a multi-hour symposium on the set of “Loki.”
“There was a whiteboard, I’m afraid,” Hiddleston says. “I said to Kate Herron, our director, ‘Would it be helpful if I gave everybody all the information at the same time?’ And Kate and Kevin Wright, our producer, were like, ‘That’s a brilliant idea.’ Shamefully, it then became a Loki lecture.”
Since each of these shots were shot on the same studio lot in Atlanta, word about the Loki lectures got out to the other actors — who were crestfallen that they couldn’t attend themselves.
“They made us work,” says Mackie. “They scheduled one of our biggest scenes so we could not sneak out and crash the Tom Hiddleston symposium.”
None of these actors take their part in the MCU lightly, though.
“These films mean so much to so many people and that is a privilege,” Hiddleston says.
Perhaps the biggest privilege, it turns out, is who gets to interact the most with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige — a topic of significant interest to all of the panelists.
“How many times during your shoot did you talk to Kevin Feige, Tom?” Mackie asks Hiddleston.
“A couple of times,” Hiddleston replies. “Because of the pandemic, he was in touch about the shutdown.”
At this point, Stan jumps in. “He’s only asking because Anthony was calling him every Friday night,” Stan says.
Olsen then weighs in and calls out her own co-star. “Paul texts Kevin every other day,” she says.
“I was booking this trip to Greece and I had to know how much I could spend!” Bettany retorts.
Good evening, everyone! I’ve added more photos of Tom Hiddleston at the Loki Fan Preview Screening that happened on London last Tuesday.
Today, Tom attended a preview screening of Loki in London, and he made a video appearance on the screening happening in Los Angeles. Photos and videos (videos via @badpostwh) below:
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Tom is going to be a presenter at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are set to be a star-studded affair!
The network has released its full list of presenters for the May 16 event, which will be hosted by Leslie Jones and air live from the Palladium in Los Angeles, as well as the presenters list for the follow-up show, MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED.
Big names like Anthony Mackie, Addison Rae, Henry Golding, Mandy Moore, Tom Hiddleston, Vera Farmiga, Madelyn Cline, Nasim Pedrad, Patrick Wilson and Jacob Elordi are set to hand out golden-popcorn statues.
They’ll be joined by several other stars, including Justin Hartley, Chase Stokes, Eric Andre, Jonathan Daviss, Antonia Gentry, Rudy Pankow, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Bailey and Yvonne Orji. Zola stars Taylour Paige and Riley Keough will also present.
Hello everyone, sorry I’m a little late adding these from last week, but here are pictures from the BAFTA’s, plus some videos below:
Last night, in London, England, Tom accompanied some of his Marvel castmates for a fan event celebrating Avengers: Infinity War. Tom looked quite dashing while wearing Ralph Lauren, a departure from Gucci. Below is a video of the red carpet arrivals.
I have added HQ images to the gallery, with more to come. I have also added videos below of the event.
A few days ago, it was announced that Tom would be attending the convention in Seattle, alongside his Marvel castmates Chris Evans and and Chris Hemsworth. The dates of their appearances is the 22nd – 24th June.
Unfortunately Tom’s date appearances have already sold out, however I shall include a link to the official webpage here. You can also still buy packages of all 3 actors photo ops, to be bought here.
Keep an eye on the site for future updates!
First event of 2018! Yesterday the official world premiere was held for Tom’s new movie Early Man, at the BFI IMAX in London, England. He attended the Green carpet and posed in pictures with Maisie Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Nick Park. Tom plays the character of Lord Nooth.
I have added HQ images to the gallery, with more to come soon!
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You can also view videos below posted by fans of Tom meeting them and signing autographs. How lucky!