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'Thor' Finds Villain in Tom Hiddleston

May 19, 2009 (8:23 am) GMT
Joining Chris Hemsworth in Marvel's upcoming project 'Thor', Tom Hiddleston will be portraying the hammer-wielding superhero's nemesis known as Loki.

The cast of "" is finally filling up with the tapping in of . On Monday, May 18, Marvel Studios announced that the award-winning British actor has been cast to portray Loki, Thor's half-brother and archenemy. This unveiling of Hiddleston came out soon after "" actor was revealed as the depicter of the god of thunder.

His appointment furthermore shot down speculation of a bigger name, in this case , being considered for the part. Variety reported that the studio leaned towards this relatively unknown actor because their idea is "to help auds ease into the property and get to know the character", stressing that, "an established actor would be a distraction".

An adaptation of the comic book franchise launched in 1962, "Thor" will be set in modern time. It tells the story of disabled medical student Donald Blake, whose alter ego is a hammer-wielding Norse god Thor. Paramount Pictures will distribute this -directed film in theaters across the U.S. on May 20, 2011.

Tom Hiddleston is an English-born actor whose big screen credits include playing as Randolph Churchill in "The Gathering Storm", and tackling the leading role in Joanna Hogg's "Unrelated". He has starred alongside Kenneth Branagh in BBC miniseries "Wallander" and appeared together in a London stage production of "Ivanov".

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