It seems to be the day of Tom Hiddleston playing every Marvel character except for Loki. Footage of him having fun on the Thor: The Dark World set dressed as Captain America has shown up online, as has a look at his audition to play Thor himself, before he was cast as his nefarious brother.
If you’ve seen The Dark World, you’ll know there’s a brief appearance from Chris Evans as the Cap, but he actually never set foot on set. Instead there was Hiddleston in a Captain America costume, looking far skinnier than Evans but still surprisingly hot. That footage has now been revealed via Empire, which you can watch above.
You may not be aware that a few years ago Tom also did a screen test to play Thor, packing on 20 pounds of muscle so he could do a shirtless audition. The footage of his test will be available as part of Thor: The Dark World home entertainment release, and while the video isn’t available online, you can take a look at a couple of GIFs from it below (via ScreenCrush).
He would have been a very different kind of Norse god than Chris Hemsworth, but he certainly brings plenty of intensity and he’s certainly have been a cute Thor. And now it’s difficult to imagine him playing anyone but Loki, a role he’s managed to turn from evil villain to one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe. That said, he certainly looks good with his shirt off while holding his hammer. [Read more…]