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Tom Hiddleston wants Star Wars Episode VII role

Tom Hiddleston wants Star Wars Episode VII role

Nov 15 2012, 10:03am CST | by

Tom Hiddleston wants to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII', but he will not be directed by Ben Affleck in the movie after the 'Argo' star said he is ''glad'' he doesn't have to take on the role.

Tom Hiddleston wants to feature in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 31-year-old actor is keen to take up a role in the forthcoming sci-fi movie - which is being created by Disney after the...

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Tom Hiddleston wants Star Wars Episode VII role

Nov 15 2012, 10:03am CST | by

Tom Hiddleston wants to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII', but he will not be directed by Ben Affleck in the movie after the 'Argo' star said he is ''glad'' he doesn't have to take on the role.

Tom Hiddleston wants to feature in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.
The 31-year-old actor is keen to take up a role in the forthcoming sci-fi movie - which is being created by Disney after the entertainment multinational purchased LucasFilm from George Lucas for an estimated $4 billion - but he is concerned he might now be typecast as his 'Thor' and 'Avengers Assemble' character Loki.
When asked if he would consider a role in the film, he told Digital Spy: ''Absolutely, yeah. It would depend on the story and the character and things.
''But I don't know, maybe people would associate me too closely with Loki - I hope not.''
Should Tom sign up for the movie he looks unlikely to be directed by Ben Affleck as while a number of helmers, including Guillermo del Toro, have expressed an interest in taking on the role, the 'Argo' star says he is ''glad'' he doesn't have to do the job.
Speaking to MTV News, he explained: ''There are a lot of good directors out there. Naturally I would be inclined to get somebody who's great at telling stories. You're never going to be able to recapture the story that was the initial three, because it's so legendary and iconic. I don't know, I'm glad I don't have that job. It's a tough decision to make.''
'Star Trek' helmer J.J. Abrams has already ruled himself out of directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII', but Ben believes he would be the ideal man for the job.
He added: ''J.J. would kill it, he would crush it, but he would be great at anything.''

 
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Matt Damon is Bourne Again and Reboots, Reboots, Reboots on This Week's Most Craved!

Sep 18 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

The term "reboot" seems to be increasingly popular these days as, just this week, we've seen the announcement of a new I Know What You Did Last Summer and learned that Tom Hiddleston is set to lead the King Kong-adjacent Skull Island. This week's Most Craved tackles both those films, discusses Hollywood's fondness for reboots in general and takes a look at the just announced plan to have Matt Damon reprise his role as Jason Bourne, making the n ...
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Casting Net: Jack Huston to star as title role in 'Ben-Hur' remake

Sep 17 2014 7:23pm CDT | Source: ew

• Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston will take the chariot reins as the title role in the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur. Previously, Tom Hiddleston had ...
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Chris Hemsworth Will Play a Man Haunted by the Ghost of Hank Williams

Sep 17 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: slash film

One accepted truth about Hollywood is that one high-profile project will beget other similar projects. And so, just as Tom Hiddleston is about to star in a biopic about country singer Hank Williams, another Hank Williams film is coming together thanks to a notable producer and star. But this one is quite a bit different from the biopic. Chris Hemsworth has optioned I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, the novel by songwriter Steve Earle in whic ...
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Timur Bekmambetov Finds His Ben-Hur For, Well, BEN-HUR!!

Sep 17 2014 8:22am CDT | Source: aintitcool

Casting for the February 2016 release is well underway. Read the full article on AICN Helmer Timur Bekmambetov (NIGHT WATCH/DAY WATCH, WANTED, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER) has found his lead/title player for the upcoming retelling of BEN-HER:  Jack Huston (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE).  The film is currently targeting a February 2016 release.   We learned last week t ...
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2 days ago

Jack Huston will star in Ben-Hur remake

Sep 17 2014 1:04am CDT | Source: Total Film

MGM and Paramount’s remake of Ben-Hur has made a significant step forward with the impending appointment of Jack Huston to take the leading role. According to Deadline, the Boardwalk Empire star will play Judah Ben-Hur himself, the champion chariot racer whose story runs parallel to that of Jesus Christ. It had initially been thought that Tom Hiddleston was at the top of the studio’s wish-list, b ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film
 

 
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2 days ago

Jack Huston Is The New Ben-Hur

Sep 17 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He'll join Morgan Freeman in the latest version of the epic taleThough it looked for a while as though Tom Hiddleston would be the new Ben-Hur, he’s in fact headed in a different direction as was revealed yesterday. Nope, the man looking to fill a role once assayed by Charlton Heston is Jack Huston.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to follow more of the younger days of Judah ...
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Tom Hiddleston will star in King Kong prequel

Sep 16 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Total Film

King Kong origin story Skull Island has secured an A-list name to head up its ensemble, with Tom Hiddleston set to take the lead in the forthcoming prequel. The project has also officially announced the appointment of a director, with The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to step behind the camera. The new film will be scripted by Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and will be set almost entirely u ...
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Loki vs. King Kong in SKULL ISLAND!

Sep 16 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the film for Legendary. Read the full article on AICN Legendary surprised us at Comic-Con with that SKULL ISLAND teaser, but without a director, star, or even a real premise in place, they didn't get quite the monstrous (heh) reaction they may have hoped for. They hired Max Borenstein to script and reportedly pursued Joe Cornish to direct, but today we know who wil ...
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2 days ago

An 'Avengers' Villain Heads to 'Skull Island' For 'Kings of Summer' Director

Sep 16 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: movies.com

One of the few true surprises at this year's Comic-Con was the unexpected reveal that Legendary, makers of the likes of Batman Begins and Godzilla, would be making a King Kong prequel called Skull Island. There was a bit of jungle-shaking teaser footage, which was created exclusively to announce the project's release date of November 4, 2016, but that was all the info we had. Well now we at least know two names involved with ...
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2 days ago

Another Marvel Star, Tom Hiddleston, is Set to Battle The King of the Apes

Sep 16 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

The recent trend of stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe battling gigantic movie monsters is continuing, everyone. Deadline reports that everyone's favorite fast-talking villain, Loki - er...I mean Tom Hiddleston - is set to play the lead in upcoming King Kong sequel Skull Island. If you're keeping count, he's now the fourth MCU actor in this trend: Chris Pratt will be taking on dinosaurs in Jurassic World, Aaron Taylor-Johnson got his fight on in this su ...
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