Loki Vs. Doctor Strange?
If Tom Hiddleston, the brilliant Brit who embodies Loki on the big screen, had his way it would be a reality. Well, a cinematic reality. Not only are Loki and Doctor Strange probably Marvel’s top two users of magic, the actors that portray them onscreen are best friends offscreen.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Hiddleston bonded when they appeared alongside each other in Spielberg’s drama War Horse. Since then the two have been quite close, though haven’t been onscreen together since.
Now that Cumberbatch has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of its most intriguing heroes it would be all too awesome to see him pitted against the MCU’s most acclaimed supervillain: Loki.
Hiddleston recently spoke with the New York Daily News on the matter:
“In some hypothetical world, I don’t quite know when, for Loki and Doctor Strange to share the same frame would be very exciting indeed because Benedict Cumberbatch is an old friend. So I would think it would be interesting to see who would get the upper hand.”
Is there a chance this could happen? In a word, yes. While Loki’s fate past Thor: Ragnarok, the next installment in the Thor franchise, is unknown, many sources firmly believe that Loki will play a prominent part in the next Avengers movie–Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Doctor Strange is also expected to play a vital role in that film as it’s assumed this will be when he suits up with the Avengers. Then there’s always the possibility of an end-credit scene for Ragnarok following Doctor Strange. Hiddleston, however, continued to play coy with the Daily News:
“Truthfully, I do actually know at the moment how many more times I’m going to play Loki, but I’m not going to tell you,” said Hiddleston. “It’s not personal it’s just keeping it fresh for all paying customers to enjoy their films.
“And also I’m the God of Mischief so it’s my predisposition to play games.”
When asked if his wishes did come to fruition what would likely happen, Hiddleston stated:
“Well, that would be a fun day at the office.
“We would probably just be comparing costumes,” says Hiddleston.
“That’s what happens on set, is just everyone starts laughing at each other because the costumes are so extreme. You’re standing there with the crew, everyone holding Styrofoam cups of coffee and everyone is wearing very brightly colored leather, that’s highly entertaining.”
Meanwhile, Hiddleston will begin filming on Thor: Ragnarok this June, returning to the role that made him famous. Doctor Strange will be in theaters November 4.
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