In some alternate universe, there is a version of “Thor: The Dark World” that is directed by Tom Hiddleston. We’ll be seeing the one directed by Alan Taylor next year, but apparently there was a time when Hiddleston was considering following in “Thor” helmer Kenneth Branagh’s footsteps and transitioning from actor to director in the upcoming Marvel sequel.
Hiddleston caught up with Empire (via ComicBookMovie.com) in a recent interview, and the magazine asked him if he’d ever had any interest in directing. He said he did, and even approached Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about potentially helming “Thor: The Dark World.”
“I did ask, half-jokingly, Kevin Feige about directing ’Thor 2′ and he said, ’Do you have something to show me?’ I said no. He said, ’If you made something and showed me, I might consider it,'” Hiddleston said. “But it’s better for the world that he said no. It would be such a responsibility, but I think I’d enjoy it.”
Hiddleston would hardly be the first actor to transition behind the camera. In addition to Branagh, actors like Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore and Clint Eastwood have all made impressive debuts as directors. Marvel does seem like a safe environment for Hiddleston to get his start on his first film, though we agree with Feige that we’d rather see something he created first before we officially get on board. For now, we’re just jealous of that alternate universe where Loki likely became the hero of “Thor: The Dark World.”
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