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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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Casting the Devil - Who should wear Randall Flagg's boots in THE STAND?

Aug 25 2014 5:24pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Casting is tricky business, especially in the horror world...and especially when casting a film that is based on a much adored and obsessed over book, and will be a re-imagining of a previous miniseries...ok two attempts at a good miniseries. The Stand has been one of my favorite books since I was very young, it was the first Stephen King novel I ever tackled (because it was huge and I wanted to impress my dad) and I've had a thing f ...
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Eyed for Ben-Hur Remake

Aug 13 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: ign

Loki actor Tom Hiddleston is reportedly the man that MGM and Paramount want to headline their Ben-Hur remake. According to Deadline, Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) is being eyed for the role of Judah Ben-Hur. Charlton Heston played that same role in the original 1959 film and won an Academy Award. However, the report states this new Ben-Hur film will stick closer to the book than previous MGM version. Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abra ...
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Wanted for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

Aug 13 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

With a 2016 release date already in place, MGM and Paramount’s Ben-Hur remake is closing in on a lead. Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being courted for the title role, which was played by Charlton Heston in the 1959 movie. Hit the jump for the latest updates on the Ben-Hur remake. Timur Bekmambetov is directing the new Ben-Hur, from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the pair behind th ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Rumour: Tom Hiddleston to head up Ben-Hur remake?

Aug 13 2014 1:58am CDT | Source: Total Film

MGM and Paramount are set to begin casting their remake of swords-and-sandals classic, Ben-Hur, with Tom Hiddleston thought to be in line for the title role. Deadline reports that Hiddleston is the studios’ first choice for the role, with contact thought to have been made, albeit in a preliminary capacity. The report does go on to clarify that the casting is far from a done deal, with the star currently turning over a number of diff ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Wanted For Ben-Hur

Aug 13 2014 12:28am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He could be part of the new toga partyWith Timur Bekmambetov in place to direct, John Ridley figuring out the latest script draft and a 2016 release date racing towards MGM and Paramount like a runaway chariot, it appears the team behind the new Ben-Hur adaptation have found who they want to play the titular hero. Their choice? Tom Hiddleston.Before you start writing your Hur-ddleston fan fiction and dreaming up costume concepts, pull back on the reins. He’s only being wooed to ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Hiddleston Wanted For The "Ben-Hur" Remake

Aug 12 2014 7:58pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Loki himself, British actor Tom Hiddleston, is reportedly the top choice to lead Timur Bekmambetov's remake of "Ben-Hur" for MGM and Paramount Pictures The new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel focuses on a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him but both have to choose between retribution and forgiveness. Hiddleston is reportedly considering several ...
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Grabbing Sword & Sandals for 'Ben-Hur' Remake?

Aug 12 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: First Showing

After creating chaos in Asgard and on Earth in the Thor franchise and The Avengers, it sounds like British actor Tom Hiddleston might venture into more traditional epic territory. Deadline has word that MGM and Paramount Pictures are courting the man who made Loki one of the most revered villains of the past decade to take the lead role in their remake of the classic Ben-Hur, or rather, the new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, directed by ...
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Eyed to Lead BEN-HUR Remake

Aug 12 2014 7:10pm CDT | Source: Collider

MGM and Paramount are starting to put together their cast for the Ben-Hur remake, and they have their sights set high for the lead role.  Deadline reports that Tom Hiddleston is being courted to play Judah Ben-Hur in the Biblical epic, which has Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov set to helm.  The pic is based on the original novel by Lew Wallace, which was subsequently turned into a classic 1959 film starring ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Eyed for Ben-Hur Lead

Aug 12 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

MGM and Paramount's upcoming Timur Bekmambetov directed remake of Ben-Hur may have found a leading man in star Tom Hiddleston. Deadline reports that the Marvel's The Avengers actor is being eyed for the part of Judah Ben-Hur, played in the 1959 ...
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3 weeks ago

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr says Avengers 2 Bad Guy Ultron is The Best Ever

Aug 5 2014 8:27pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

All due respect to Pixar, but Marvel has pretty much become Walt Disney Studio’s most successful property. While their more recent films (The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Guardians of the Galaxy) have been massively financially successful, they might still be falling slightly short of their potential critical success.Why's that? Well, one of the (very few, mind you) criticisms of the MCU ...
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