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Tom Hiddleston Could Have Been Thor Instead of Loki

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WHUA? After seeing Thor, I can’t really imagine anyone else playing the title character besides Chris Hemsworth, least of all the treacherous Loki. Well it turns out that very well could have been the case. In this interview with MTV, actor Tom Hiddleston explains that there was a chance he could have had the starring role in the Marvel film because of some peculiarly worded small print in his contract. We’re glad things worked out the way they did though because Hiddleston made a delicious Loki and we can’t wait to see him reprise the role in The Avengers and Thor 2.

(via MTV Splash Page)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."