Tom Hiddleston Would Consider A Role In ‘Star Wars VII’

Posted Sunday, November 18th, 2012 03:39 pm GMT -4 by

‘Star Wars II’ continues to create a buzz in the industry. With Michael Arndt already in place as the scribe and Disney actively looking for a director, the next question is who will star in the film. With Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford all expressing an interest to return to the franchise, another name who would consider  joining the ‘Star Wars’ bandwagon is Tom Hiddleston.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Hiddleston was asked if he’d be interested in appearing in the upcoming trilogy. A bit taken aback with the question, he replied, “Goodness — I hadn’t thought of that! I mean, yeah, sure! I’m a huge fan, especially of the first three, cause I grew up watching ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi.’ So, absolutely, yeah. It would depend on the story and the character and things.”

Hiddleston has worked with Kathleen Kenney before in ‘War Horse’ and admires the head of LucasFilm saying, “(She’s)  a filmmaker of such extraordinary experience and wisdom – she’s one of the best producers I’ve ever worked for. She just knows her way around the medium and the art form and the industry, so I think I’d take it very seriously if they asked me.”

The question is, however, would Disney ask him? Granted, he has worked with the studio playing an infamous villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but that could cause an executive to be hesitant to even use Hiddleston.  The actor himself hinted on this saying, “But I don’t know, maybe people would associate me too closely with Loki – I hope not.”

What do you think? Could Hiddleston pull off starring in two huge franchises or do you think people will see it as Loki appearing in ‘Star Wars?’

You can watch the interview with Digital Spy below then let us know what you think.

  • jdemille

    Hiddleston in the interview and Hiddleston as Loki are 2 very different men. Keep him blonde and he could pull it off!

  • NousAsylum

    Hiddleston really transforms with each character he plays which is one of the things that makes him a great actor of stage and screen. No doubt he would do better than just pull it off, he would be incredible.

  • great actor who cam play across many roles and genres and has the charisma to boot-His Hal/HenryVth in the Hollow Crown series was amazing-but he did say if the script was good

  • Robotopia

    The Craziest, and Coolest ‘StarWars’ rumor yet:
    The Director will be: “Seth MacFarlane” of ‘Family Guy’…
    (Not sure if this is possible, or good or bad if true?)