Tom Hiddleston has been a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe family for over a decade now, and his role in the massive franchise only seems to be expanding. After playing Loki in the first three Thor film, the actor appeared in Avengers: Infinity War before occupying a central stage in a multiverse-centered solo series (streamed with a Disney + subscription). So, of course, fans are now wondering if he will show up Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder. Hiddleston has addressed the rumors, and while doing so, he humorously evoked other Marvel alum Andrew Garfield.
Given Loki’s massive presence within Thor franchise over the years, it would make sense that Tom Hiddleton’s God of Mischief would show up in Love and Thunder in one form or another. And since Loki lead writer Michael Waldron wrote Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness and influenced the film with its own personal touch, Hiddleston’s character could actually appear there as well. The actor himself remained reluctant with regard to both prospects when asked by our sister side, Total film. However, he boldly promised that he would not try to take a page out of Andrew Garfield’s deflection book:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you probably know what Tom Hiddleston is referring to when it comes to Andrew Garfield. That Tammy Faye’s eyes star spent most of 2021 refuses to participate in Spider-Man: No Way Home. It was almost a year ago that fan-favorite artist addressed rumors of his Spidey return and said he had not been called. From there, Garfield continued to shut down for chat, even respond to alleged leaked images.
Of course, the reports turned out to be true, and it Tik, Tik … Bum! The star once again donned his superhero costume along with Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire. Although he found it “stressful” to have to lie about his commitment for so long, he can apparently see the humor in it now. He is also grateful that he had lots of support from Sony once No way home material began to leak.
Tom Hiddleston has not had to deal with nearly as much scrutiny as lately, which will certainly be a consolation to him. Nevertheless, he still has secrets to keep at the moment, especially due to Loki Season 2 starts production. But based on what we’ve seen from the actor in the past, I’m sure he will continue to be calm, cool and collected as time goes on.
Fortunately, for fans, it will not be long before they get a definitive answer regarding Tom Hiddeston’s involvement in Doctor Strange successor, which comes in the coming week. There are a number of possibilities given that there is a degree of unpredictability in it. And I’m eager to see if the MCU vet’s infamous demigod really shows up there and in Love and Thunder. We’ll also see if he breaks any of Andrew Garfield’s tactics as time goes on.
Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness coming to theaters on May 5, and Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on July 8th. If you need a refresher before they debut, stream past Marvel movie at Disney +.