Given a choice between ‘Loki’ and ‘The Night Manager’ Tom Hiddleston finds himself in a conundrum- one that will land him up with riches either way. Which one will it be?
Tom Hiddleston is definitely an actor in high demand. That very demand sometimes leads to an actor having to make very tough choices between the roles they get offered. After all, it is impossible to know which role will lead an actor to stardom and which won’t.
Tom Hiddleston is, in fact, a star whose breakout role, across both sides of the Atlantic, is his portrayal of Marvel’s villain Loki, brother of the God of Thunder: Thor.
- Loki: The God of Mischief
- The villain who survived in an alternate universe
- Tom Hiddleston chooses to be the bad guy
The coronavirus pandemic is busy pushing and postponing every film and TV production in the world, including the likes of Disney+ original series ‘Loki’, which was set for a release in 2021 and British-spy show ‘The Night Manager’, both starring Tom Hiddleston as their lead.
And when left with a path to choose between the two, Hiddleston has apparently chosen the road more taken.
Loki: The God of Mischief
Tom Hiddleston who has played Loki in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies so far, started his superhero/villain journey with 2011’s ‘Thor’ and was last seen in ‘Avengers: Endgame’. And while Loki has been everything from the most untrustworthy and double-crossing ally, what he hasn’t been is the star of a solo endeavour in the MCU.
Loki might be a villain, but he is a villain the audiences absolutely adore, even more than some of the Avengers on-screen and, for that, Tom Hiddleston’s equally comic and serious portrayal is responsible.
‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Community’ writer Michael Waldron has been hired to oversee Loki’s adaptation to the small screen, so the audiences can probably expect him to bring some comedy elements to the show.
So, what will ‘Loki’ be about?
The villain who survived in an alternate universe
The Disney+ version of ‘Loki’ will focus on an alternate version of the character, one who survived the messy time-travel antics with the Tesseract in hand in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
And, if you’re as confused by this fact as we are, an explanation for the Marvel fans has been served. The explanation states that the ‘Loki’ series will focus on Thor’s unruly brother as he, with the help of Tesseract, makes a stop throughout major historical events and influences and changes them.
Also, based on the set photos and reports available, ‘Loki’ begins his journey in the custody of Time Variance Authority and there’s also rumours that Kang the Conquerer will appear.
Does that mean Tom Hiddleston will not be returning to ‘The Night Manager’?
Tom Hiddleston chooses to be the bad guy
In a perfect world, Tom Hiddleston would have been able to start in the Disney+ miniseries ‘Loki’ while also playing secret agent Jonathan Pike in Britsih spy-drama ‘The Night Manager’.
‘The Night Manager’, which earned itself various accolades globally was set to shoot in 2021 while Loki’s production had already begun in 2020. Owing to the corona pandemic, both ‘Loki’ and ‘The Night Manager’ have postponed their production processes and the new schedule will be a clash for Hiddleston.
Hiddleston chose Marvel’s ‘Loki’ considering the filming of the project had already started in 2020. Whatever the reason might be, for Marvel fans, Hiddleston has not made the right choice, but the only choice.
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