I’ve never really gotten the Tom Hiddleston obsession until just now, but based on these new videos I found today, I think I might finally be coming around. As I’m sure you know if you’re even one percent more informed about him than I am, Tom plays Loki in any and every movie that requires him to do so, including The Avengers series and the Thor series. So he’s pretty much set for life, since those two franchises could conceivably spawn about nineteen movies each.
And since Thor: The Dark World is coming out soon, Tom is out doing a press tour, and he. is. adorable. Like so cute. And funny, too! He’s at New York Comic Con this weekend, and when he gets asked to do an impression of Owen Wilson as Loki, you better believe he obliges. (And nice American accent by the way, Tom! If I’d seen that yesterday I would’ve put you on my list of celebrities who I forget have foreign accents! Ah well.)
What’s the deal guys? Is Tom about to become the new Benedict Cumberbatch of my heart? He did just replace him in a movie, after all. Does Tom need to be the newest person who I don’t get the obsession with until one day I watch a video and it all clicks? Except I’m way behind the times and I have to turn to binge-watching and Wikipedia scouring to catch myself up to everyone else’s full-blown fandom? I think that might be the process we’re currently involved in.
But for the rest of you, if Tom as Owen as Loki doesn’t do it for you, may I interest you in this next video of Tom speaking French and doing his best imitation of a Swedish accent, with apologies to Stellan Skarsgard, his Thor costar? (Although in fairness, Stellan should really be apologizing to us, based on that eyeful we got of his peen-cleavage on the new Nymphomaniac posters.)