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Tom Hiddleston wants Loki to face Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange

Could Loki face off against Doctor Strange? He would if Tom Hiddleston got his way!

The Night Manager star Tom has admitted he would love to see his Marvel character do some mischief against that incarnation of his old pal Benedict Cumberbatch.

File photo of Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston (Ian West/PA)


“For Loki and Doctor Strange to share the same frame would be very exciting indeed,” Tom told the New York Daily News.

“Benedict is an old friend. So I would think it would be interesting to see who would get the upper hand.”

File photo of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch (Jonathan Brady/PA)


The pair first appeared on screen together in Steven Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of War Horse and Tom said Benedict asked him about joining the Marvel world before he signed up for Doctor Strange.

The pair could have some epic battles on screen, but we don’t yet know if Loki will live past the third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok.


Tom teased: “Truthfully, I do actually know at the moment how many more times I’m going to play Loki, but I’m not going to tell you.

“It’s not personal it’s just keeping it fresh for all paying customers to enjoy their films.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston arriving for the World Premiere of Thor : Dark World

Tom with his Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth (Ian West/PA)


“And also I’m the God of mischief, so it’s my predisposition to play games.”

Tom has other pals in the Marvel universe, including Netflix’s Daredevil star Charlie Cox.

Charlie Cox arrives at

Charlie Cox (Jordan Strauss/AP)


He said: “Charlie and I met in Los Angeles when we were both young actors and our respective agents, without knowing it, would put us up for the same parts.

“Neither of us would book any of these jobs. And after a run of kind of failing auditions together, it must have been the sixth or seventh audition, where I said, 'Hey Charlie, should we go for lunch'.

“We’d get up at dawn and run or hike in canyons because they were there.”

Doctor Strange will be released in UK cinemas on October 28.