The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Habemus Doctor
Tom Hiddleston has been talking about The Hollow Crown on the PBS panel of Television Critics Association. Apparently it was his idea that Jeremy Irons slaps him in the scene where King Henry is reading Prince Hal the riot act, and Prince Hal gives him sass~
It really hurt. He was wearing two very regal rings.
And he wouldn’t mind a guest appareance as Loki in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.~
Hiddles has also been talking to Entertaiment Weekly as part of their New Hollywood special, about “meeting Steven Spielberg for the first time”… there’s also the part where Kenneth Branagh gave him a pep talk via email! “Just go with your gut!” Hiddles also confirms what we all knew: No Loki in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And he is very calm and logical about it too!
Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.
And I agree! We are going to see him Thor: The Dark World anyway!
In more Star Trek news, we might have a replacement for J.J.Abrams: Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ Rupert Wyatt. The writers are going to be the same though. Yep, we keep Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman… and the also talked about Khan~
We debated whether we were going to us Khan or not for a year before we started writing anything. Before we committed to breaking story, even. Khan is the Joker of Star Trek. Khan is the most memorable villain in Star Trek and probably the thing that got me completely locked in on Trek as a kid. And because it was also, really the most emotional Trek ever, we knew what we would be taking on by taking on Khan.
On the other hand, my other Ginger Prince, Benedict Cumberbatch is going to lend his voice to The Penguins of Madagascar as a high-ranking animal CIA agent. Damn, dude sure is bussy (and never seems to turn down a gig). John Malcovich will also be there as “the charming villain”~
In other news, Harvey Weinstein thinks Americans (at least those from Iowa and Oklahoma) are dumb and dooms the whole of English speaking countries to an edited Snowpiercer! Oh well, shouldn’t badmouth when my country doesn’t even have an official distributor for that movie.
Chris Hemsworth talks about Thor’s relationship with Loki on Thor: The Dark World:
I don’t think they’re back to being best friends, but Thor’s at a loss about how they got to this point, ’cause for him, I think [treachery] stuff came out of nowhere and I think that in this film [Thor] certainly can acknowledge now with a maturity that he should have been more aware of Loki over the years and where he was positioned and all of this, and why maybe that led him down a certain path. I think there’s maybe an empathetic view for Loki that no one else can have because they’re not bound by blood, you know.
Bryan Singer talks about X-Men: Days of Future Past at The Fantasia International Film Festival. The main things I got? The movie is shot in native 3D, there’s no Scarlet Witch, and most of it takes place in 1973.