Tom Hiddleston as Thor

Tom Hiddleston and his character Loki are popular with the FANgirl crowd. A new clip from Marvel gives a glimpse of his audition for the role of Thor. I’m pretty much sold on Chris Hemsworth for the part, but it highlights how important casting is. Perhaps the door closed for Hiddleston, who obviously worked hard for the audition, and another door opened to an even better future as the beloved anti-hero Loki. It’s also a cautionary tale of patience for Star Wars fans who are anxious for Episode VII casting news.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

3 thoughts on “Tom Hiddleston as Thor

  • February 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    We need a Batsignal for further Loki news.

    • February 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Or a Loki signal? Which is essentially me fangirl flailing and screaming LOKI!

  • February 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Heh. I was going to say Loki Signal originally but wasn’t sure it’d be clear what I was referring to. Now I’m imagining a projection of you in the sky flailing & yelling “LOKI!” like a looped gif. And me looking up to see it before standing and yelling “To the internets!”

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