DigitalSpy was able to ask actor Tom Hiddleston if he’d be interested in a role in the new Star Wars film. While he doesn’t come out and say yes, Tom would take any offer “very seriously”. It would depend on the story and the character he would be playing. Hiddleston also praises LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy who had been a producer on War Horse which he co-starred.
“Absolutely, yeah. It would depend on the story and the character and things…But I don’t know, maybe people would associate me too closely with Loki – I hope not.”
“[She’s] a filmmaker of such extraordinary experience and wisdom – she’s one of the best producers I’ve ever worked for,” he explained. “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.”
Tom is among a group of actors who I’d love to see enter the franchise. The other names include Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Richard Artimage, Michael Fassbender and Joel Kinnaman. Here’s hoping that LucasFilm seriously considers approaching names like these.
SlashFilm picked up a new interview where writer/director Guillermo del Toro has commented on Star Wars Episode VII. He reveals he hasn’t been asked to do it but seems open if he didn’t have as many projects in development. Not counting Pacific Rim still in post-production he still has Heaven Sent, The Haunted Mansion, At The Mountains of Madness, Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Trollhunters, Jekyll And Hyde, Hellboy 3, Journey To The West/Temple of The Heavens all in different stages of development. However, like with the Hobbit and Pacific Rim if he’s offered an interesting film he’s willing to wait. Guillermo had recently been in the mix to direct Dawn of The Planet of The Apes before Matt Reeves landed the job. Anything is possible but if he’s not in the mix already LucasFilm might have someone already in mind.
“You know, I saw it on the Internet, but I haven’t approached them, they haven’t formally approached me. I mean, I heard some rumblings, but to me it’s really — I have so many projects to discuss or think about. [For] something that is not a possibility yet, I don’t do that. You know, because I have so many things that I need to catch up with. If this becomes ever a reality, and there’s an approach to do it, I would then think about it, but — it’s like thinking if I want to date a supermodel. I don’t think about these things.”