Hiddleston Talks Bond Rumors, “Ragnarok” Tone

Tom Hiddleston has been rumored to be up for the role of James Bond role for a much of the past year, though in the last month or so the talk has ramped right up. Most of that is due to recent reports that suggest he’s not just in contention but rather in “advanced talks” to take on the role.

Now the actor has denied those claims during an appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend. Speaking at a Q&A which has gone online, he told the packed audience in attendance:

“I’m sorry to disappoint you everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming. But I’m very gratified to hear the enthusiasm. There’s not much that I can say that I haven’t already said, but I know… your guess is as good as mine to be honest.”

Hiddleston was joined on stage by this “Thor” film series co-star Chris Hemsworth and the pair spoke about the soon to shoot “Thor: Ragnarok” which is said to have the tone of a galactic buddy comedy:

“Man, it is a lot of fun. I think tonally it’s a big shift in a great way, more than anything we’ve seen before. Taika Waititi, the director, if you know any of his work, yeah, he’s just an incredible sort of comedic talent. [There’s] a lot of heart in everything he does, but it’s a very different Thor, it’s a different Loki. We go off on another world that we haven’t experienced before. It’s fun you know, but that’s me skirting around the issue because I can’t say too much.

Lets not forget that it’s no secret that the Hulk shows up in Ragnarok and the last time Loki and Hulk were in the same room didn’t go very well for Loki so, he’s got a few chips on his shoulder, but yeah, it’s fun, you’ll see!”

“Thor: Ragnarok” is currently targeting a November 2017 release.