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There’s way too much going on. I cannot keep up with all these press tours and Marvel releases and live my normal life. But some new things have emerged from interviews this month while Tom was in my town, across the river where most people hang out. He really needs to come over to Brooklyn some time and hang out with me. Manhattan is BOR-ING, Thomas! Come play with the fun people.
There are a lot of rumors flying around about Tom and his next role and etc., typical when you’re mega famous and your name in the headline makes other people money. But there was one that I really thought was actually true, and Tom is straight up telling us it’s not at the end of this video… check it out for yourself:
Wait, whaaaaaaat?!!! NO SHERLOCK?!!!! (Calls Sue Vertue immediately) (lots of ringing)
Me: Sue? We need to chat about this Tom as a Holmes brother thing.
Sue: Now don’t your knickers in a bunch, the whole thing’s a ploy.
Me: A marketing ploy?
Sue: Sure, why not? But we haven’t asked Tom yet, sure, no. But has Steven written the script with him in mind? Definitely. I can’t say anything more.
Me: Ben will come through for us.
Sue: You bet your arse he will. He’d better.
Okay, so that is clarified. All the rumors about Tom playing the third Holmes brother are just a ploy to get the showrunners to actually write it in. This is my theory anyway. Now that Steven’s taking a big, huge break from Doctor Who before heading off the show entirely, we know he has plenty of time to rewrite the new Sherlock season to include Tom Hiddleston. Also, I’m sure Sue Vertue is more eloquent in real life than in my brain. I’m thinking to make a shirt with her face on it and the text: Who Run The World? in the Sherlock font.
The 007 thing isn’t a surprise to me, after all, we all really want Fat Cavill in the role (actually, I’m vying for James D’Arcy or Dan Stevens; assuming Idris Elba leaves two fingers to linger there after the “too street” comment from last year… but if Elba is on board YES PLEASE NOW).
I think that Tom would play a really excellent Bond villain and I really want to pair him with Haley Atwell as the other villain who reveals herself as a villain in Act Three; alternatively, I’m also hoping the new Bond keeps the adorable Q (Ben Whishaw) around and we get a bisexual James Bond. Enter James D’Arcy, because really, he would do Q the best. Yes, I’ve already written the outline for this script, don’t worry. Based on Spectre, Moneypenny clearly has her own shit going on and Bond’s gonna need a new work plaything. Anyway, I’ll be slash fic-ing over here and give you this photo for random fun.
So this article is all click bait headline about Loki being in Dr Strange, but when you actually read it, the meat is way more intriguing than the click bait. Before we get to that though, let’s discuss these two quotes from Tom:
“In some hypothetical world, I don’t quite know when, for Loki and Dr. Strange to share the same frame would be very exciting indeed,” Hiddleston told the Daily News. “Because Benedict Cumberbatch is an old friend. So I would think it would be interesting to see who would get the upper hand.”
And this one, in which Tom dashes all hopes and dreams with an eh heh heh heh and I have to assume one of those slow eye opens where the blue pierces into your second chakra and the light dances off the moisture in his eyes causing you to wonder if he’s even there at all.
“Truthfully, I do actually know at the moment how many more times I’m going to play Loki, but I’m not going to tell you,” said Hiddleston. “It’s not personal it’s just keeping it fresh for all paying customers to enjoy their films. And also I’m the God of mischief so it’s my predisposition to play games.”
I hate you, Tom.
But really, I already wrote you some storylines for how Dr. Stephen Strange and Loki Laufeyson will come into contact. They already set this up for you, sir. It’s all just waiting for you. I can pen it down for the producers if need be, just give me a ring, Loke.
I mentioned the article had some meat to it, and that was the revelation (to me; probably Tomhards already knew this but I can barely keep up with this friggin’ press tour, let alone Tom’s personal life) that Tom and Charlie Cox have been friends for years. YEARS!
“We met in Los Angeles when we were both young actors and our respective agents, without knowing it, would put us up for the same parts,” says Hiddleston.
“Neither, of us would book any of these jobs needless to say. And after a run of kind of failing auditions together, it must have been the sixth or seventh audition, where I said, ‘Hey Charlie, should we go for lunch.’
So, basically, what Tom’s saying is that he could have been cast in Stardust and had to sword fight Henry Cavill. Because that’s what I understand when I read that… 😉
And since we’re talking about Charlie Cox and James D’Arcy, I had to share this gem I found while finding images for this post:
I’m still laughing and having middle school flashbacks even though this photo is from 2003!!! It’s insane that James is 28 and Charlie is 21 in this photo. Like, what is even happening? They both look 15! Sigh. I’m falling in love with James and I’m not sure how to stop. I know this happens to me a lot. It’s fine. I don’t want to talk about it.
Night Manager comes out TOMORROW on AMC network! I’ve been staying off tumblr and avoiding spoilers as much as humanly possible, but Tom putting his Hiddlesbum all over the place is basically not helpful in any way for that. I don’t want to say “Put your clothes on, Tom!” basically ever, but at least have simultaneous release dates if we’re gonna have so much Tom on display!
Here’s a preview for those living in the US and Canada:
From what I can tell, this is basically the least amount of naked Tom is in The Night Manager. We shall see after I vote in the NY primaries (also on Tuesday; someone knew what they were doing when they set up April 19, 2016).
Just a reminder that I Saw The Light is finally out (hence ALL this Tom press). My husband REALLY wants to see it, so we are going soon. Yup, being married to a guy who drags YOU to Tom Hiddleston movies… now that’s a contract I’m willing to sign.