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It’s not fair. Every day, it seems that Tom Hiddleston is either doing something interesting or did something interesting a while ago that we’re only just getting to hear about. The man’s an fascination factory, with an astonishing turnover of diverting news that shows no sign of abating.
So, the other day we found out he shot a scene for Thor: The Dark World as Loki playing Captain America, and now we discover that for the first Thor movie, he actually auditioned for the lead role: the topless, hammer-lobbing God of Thunder himself.
Of course, such a revelation would be of no interest if there wasn’t some kind of evidence to back them up, and luckily there is, in the form of an extra from the DVD/Blu Ray release of Thor: The Dark World.
Mind you, as fun as that was, can you imagine someone else in Loki’s horned hat? No thank you.
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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