Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are to appear together in new TV series The Night Manager.
Hiddleston, 33, and Laurie, 55, will lead the cast for the new TV adaptation of the novel by John Le Carre, according to The Hollywood reporter.
The new BBC show follows the story of Jonathan Pine, a British soldier who later becomes an auditor for a luxurious hotel.
Pine soon comes into contact with Sophie, a French-Arab woman linked to Richard Onslow Roper, who made his considerable fortune from weapons deals.
But when Sophie is killed, Pine goes undercover with intelligence operatives to avenge her death.
The new show marks the TV return of both Hiddleston – who is best known for appearing in the Thor movies – and Laurie.
Hiddleston’s last regular television role was in BBC Two’s The Hollow Crown in 2012, while Laurie left House in the same year.
Tom Hiddleston has become a staple for Marvel with his portrayal of Loki that has made every other villain after him look so boring and mundane. The actor brings an intensity that is unmatched to the role and was feared in three movies within the universe, but could he be heading to his time as the God of Mischief?
Hiddleston recently nabbed the lead in the King Kong prequel Skull Island, which could turn into a universe of its own with Godzilla also doing well and the two movies possibly leading to a merger. With Hiddleston now leading his own franchise, it may mean the end for him as Loki for Marvel.
The rumored plot for Thor 3 is to follow the Ragnarok storyline, which includes the destruction of Asgard. As of now, Loki is posing as Odin on the throne in Asgard but that could change when Thor returns home after the events of Avengers 2.
In the comics, Loki falls during Ragnarok, an event he helped begin, and this could be the exit Hiddleston gets to putting the character to rest for awhile. While he “died,” during Thor 2, this could be the first major permanent death that Marvel does and would allow the villain to rest while its actor goes to do his own show.
If he doesn’t want to completely give up the role though, the death would allow for another fake-out that Marvel has done multiple times by now and maybe he could return in a shorter role in either another Thor movie or a cameo in a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
Thor 3 is rumored for a 2017 release date.
Tom Hiddleston, who’s currently tuning up to croon as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, will star in Legendary’s big-budget King-Kong spin-off (of sorts), titled Skull Island. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct a script written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) that explores the mysterious island that was the home of Kong and other terrifying prehistoric creatures. “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions,” said the company, in a statement. “Universal Pictures will distribute the film on Nov. 4, 2016.”
At Comic-Con in July, Legendary’s Thomas Tull had announced plans for Skull Island, and Attack the Block‘s Joe Cornish was rumored to be the frontrunner to direct. A Skull Island movie, penned by Godzilla‘s scribe, could further speculation that Legendary is planning a Godzilla/Kong crossover at some point.
MANILA, Philippines – Back by popular demand, the British Embassy Manila kicks off a seven-month period of GREAT activities that showcase the best of British business and culture to Filipino audiences.
The GREAT campaign launches with the much-anticipated performance of National Theatre Live’s production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, with a cast led by Tom Hiddleston, best known for his charismatic portrayal of the Marvel villain Loki in The Avengers and Thor. Mark Gatiss of Sherlock and Doctor Who also stars in the production.
Ayala Cinemas will be broadcasting the live stage performance from London through special screenings on Sept. 5 and 6 in Greenbelt 3.
British Amb. Asif Ahmad said, “The tremendous success of our last GREAT campaign has prompted us to launch another fantastic line-up of events that features the full spectrum of the best in British industry, business, entertainment, fashion and the arts.”
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The production process for the action and fantasy Marvel movie Thor 3 will soon begin, with the news being confirmed that Craig Kyle has been roped in as a writer this time. He will be collaborating on the script with one of the writers from the last Thor movie, Christoffer Yost.
Marvel Studios had confirmed Thor 3 in January this year, and it is being speculated that it can come out by the end of 2016. The studio had revealed that the third movie in Thor Series is already under development.
Kevin Feige has mentioned that Thor 3 has been declared along with Marvel’s other gem, Captain America.
The plot of the movie was discussed on several movie blogs while one of them revealed that this movie will circle around how Thor will Sabotage the world of Asgard. This is adopted from Ragnarok’s story from an action comic book series.
The Super Villain Loki, which is played by actor Tom Hiddleston, will be increasing the fun again this time. Hiddleston discussed many tid-bits from the plot of Thor 3 in his interactions with the media.
One of the High points of his many discussions was when he revealed while talking on the subject of Ragnarok that this time all the limits of destruction will be crossed as the level of mass demolition can be extended to the outer Universe even.
He also mentioned that Loki might be the driving force behind these actions. We could also get to see the interactions between Balder and Loki again as Balder will possibly work under Loki for his missions.
Chris Hemsworth is all ready to come back as Thor again while Natalie Portman will also make a return in this sequel with her character.