Ok, this is the kind of things I usually do not post, but it’s so adorable, how can I not post?!
Rodney Crowell and Tom Hiddleston, working on the soundtrack for “I Saw the Light” take a short break to spread some holiday cheer at Rodney’s studio with his wonder dog, Mono.
Cheekbones: Check. English accent: check.
After years of wallowing in believed-unfilmable development hell, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman appears to be creeping closer to actually hitting screens in the hands of David S. Goyer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Fades’ Jack Thorne. But just who should play the iconic central figure, Morpheus? According to Gaiman, Tom Hiddleston could be a good shout.
While the author – who is also a producer on the film – seriously considered Benedict “ubiquitous” Cumberbatch, the actor is a little busy conquering every genre role under the sun, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange. “It’s a funny thing with Morpheus, says Gaiman. “Again, it’s that thing where you look around and think, ‘Yes this person would be a fantastic person’, and then time passes. “There was a time Johnny Depp would’ve been a great Morpheus, but now he’s too old and it’s fine. I think the first time I saw Benedict was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, ‘wow, that’s incredibly Morpheus’. And fans probably thought the same because they immediately started doing fan-art, meshing the two of them up.”
Still, there is someone who could handle the mantle while also melting the Internet should he even get near the project: “Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I’m concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off.”
Casting, for now at least, seems a little way off. But Gaiman seems happy to simply be more involved this time around. “My position on it has always been, for over 25 years now, I would rather see no Sandman movie than a bad Sandman movie. A couple of times, people say, ‘It’s a crime there’s never been a Sandman movie’, and a couple of times, to be honest, I have thrown my body in front of a bus on a couple of bad ones over the years. I’m just happy that no bad Sandman movie has ever been made. But I’m really hoping that a good one will be. They’re a good team. And with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in charge, his instincts are good and he loves the material. He wants it to be true to the material.”
According to Gaiman, he’s set to see a new draft of the script in the next week or so, which means we still have a wait to see if this latest attempt to bring Dream, Death and the rest to screens actually works out.
Sadly, Tom’s project got pushed back to 2016, via EW.
Bad news for King Kong fans.
Originally titled Skull Island, Legendary’s upcoming King Kong flick was slated to hit theaters on Friday Nov. 4, 2016. Now titled Kong: Skull Island, the film’s release has been pushed back by Universal about four months to Friday March 10, 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Then, it will be released in 3-D and IMAX 3-D.
The move pins director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ original film—written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein and starring Tom Hiddleston in the story of a group of adventurers exploring Kong’s island—against Fox’s untitled Bollywood musical. Before, it was up against Marvels’ Doctor Strange and Fox’s Trolls.
In other release date news, Universal also set Zhang Yimou’s untitled Great Wall film for a Nov. 23, 2016 release, with production beginning this spring. The film, which marks Yimou’s English-language directorial debut, tells the story of a group of people protesting on the famous landmark. Disney’s Moana is currently the only other film set for that Thanksgiving weekend.
Tom Hiddleston attended the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards where he won the Best Actor Award for his work in the Coriolanus, here are photos from the event:
The Marvel surprises just keep coming, as Idris Elba recently revealed that he and his “Thor” co-star Tom Hiddleston will be back for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Elba, who played Heimdall in 2013’s “Thor,” dropped the news in an interview with the Telegraph.
“I’m in ‘Avengers,’” he said. “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [who plays Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they’re like, [whispers] – ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’ ”
Elba is referring to the DJ residency he took up in Ibiza for the summer, but it looks like he was able to squeeze in enough time for the sequel in Marvel’s powerhouse franchise.
Neither Elba nor Hiddleston appeared in the first trailer for the movie, which leaked last week, and it was not mentioned during the massive fan event on Tuesday in which Marvel chief Kevin Feige revealed the studio’s nine-movie Phase 3.
The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters May 1, 2015.
When last we saw Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ he was disguised as Odin and sitting on Asgard’s throne. It seemed fairly certain that we’d see our favorite god of mischief again. And now Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that Loki isn’t just appearing in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ but that he’ll play a pretty big role in both parts of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.‘ Let the mischief begin!
Digital Spy has the report with a confirmation from Feige, who says that Loki will feature prominently in the newest phase of films announced by Marvel, namely that he’ll star in both ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (which was a given) and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
As you’ll recall, in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Loki carried a scepter with one of the Infinity stones, and when he lost it, The Other warned him that Thanos would make him pay for his failure. In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ that scepter is now in the hands of HYDRA’s Baron Von Strucker, and The Other was killed by Ronan in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ As for Thanos — well, things aren’t going so well, since he still doesn’t have a single Infinity Stone.
Regarding ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ which takes its name from the comics, Loki plays a big part in that story by releasing several villains from prison on Asgard and causing total havoc. Since last we saw him he was disguised as Odin and sent Thor off to Earth to be with Jane Foster, Loki is in a pretty sweet position, free to make plenty of mischief in his brother’s absence.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ hits theaters on July 28, 2017, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1′ hits on May 4, 2018, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2′ will hit a year later on May 3, 2019.