Tom Hiddleston as Loki may be one of Marvels’ most-loved character, but little do many know that he did fight for the Mjölnir before it landed on Chris Hemsworth’s hands. His audition tape for the role of Thor was released on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he discussed the auditioning process and, only later, getting offered the anti-hero role.
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"Basically, at the time, they were looking for less well-established actors, so that the audience didn't have an association," he told Jimmy.
"They just wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors and the remit was, if you're over six foot and you've got blonde hair, you can come at have a pop at it. So… I never auditioned for Loki, I only auditioned for Thor, which is nuts."
The footage Fallon revealed shows Tom looking like Draco Malfoy as he as tries to handle the famous hammer.
“I think we can all agree that they cast the right actor,” Hiddleston talks about Chris which he once calls ‘brother from another mother’ at a Graham Norton show.
He will now reprise his Loki role for the Loki Disney+ series, which he says will begin filming next year.
"It is amazing. I never expected it. You know, I auditioned for the first Thor film 10 years ago, in 2009, and I just thought I was auditioning or a movie, you know? An interesting part. An interesting movie," he said. "Back then, the Marvel universe was only… they'd just made Iron Man and I thought, 'I'll have a go.' Didn't expect to be cast at all, so I've got my own show. So exciting. We go into production next year and that's about as much as I can tell you’’ he tells Fallon.