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Tom Hiddleston takes over Benedict Cumberbatch's role in Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak

Sep. 6, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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I was disappointed when it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch had dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming haunted house movie CRIMSON PEAK. Granted, it may be to appear in the new STAR WARS, but Cumberbatch just strikes me as the perfect choice to appear in a gothic horror film. So, who could possibly replace a pale, suave British actor with an intensity that fanboys have come to respect? How about Loki?

Deadline is reporting that Tom Hiddleston will take over the role that Cumberbatch has vacated. Filming is scheduled to start in January and will tell the story of a woman who discovers that her new husband is not who he claims to be.

Co-starring Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam, Guillermo Del Toro has described CRIMSON PEAK as a return to the type of haunted house movies we have not seen since the 1960s. With Legendary Entertainment partnering with Universal on the film, hopefully we will get the type of big studio horror movies that we don't get anymore. I don't think this is going to be like Jan De Bont's THE HAUNTING, but I do want this to have the scale and terror that independent horror just doesn't seem to muster. Hiddleston is a heck of an actor and he is a very good choice to supplement this cast. I couldn't have named someone better to replace Cumberbatch.

Extra Tidbit: Hiddleston and Cumberbatch co-starred in Steven Spielberg's WAR HORSE. Small world. Khan, meet Loki. Loki, Khan.
Source: Deadline

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3:05AM on 09/07/2013
They do seem very much in the same category of "unique-looking British thesps who've been supervillains in big Hollywood films and just make every single girl drop her panties".
They do seem very much in the same category of "unique-looking British thesps who've been supervillains in big Hollywood films and just make every single girl drop her panties".
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12:18AM on 09/07/2013
Just as good, if not better than Cumberbatch. And I agree with Shonk; I wouldn't mind seeing him play the Joker either after his brilliant portrayal of Loki.
Just as good, if not better than Cumberbatch. And I agree with Shonk; I wouldn't mind seeing him play the Joker either after his brilliant portrayal of Loki.
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11:54AM on 09/07/2013
He does look remarkably like The Man Who Laughs.
He does look remarkably like The Man Who Laughs.
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5:19PM on 09/06/2013

Hiddleston has quickly become one of my favorites in the business

I will watch him in just about anything and would love to see him take on other iconic roles (clown prince of crime anyone)
I will watch him in just about anything and would love to see him take on other iconic roles (clown prince of crime anyone)
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4:50PM on 09/06/2013

shout out to

when joblo reported cumberbatch was leaving the film last month, they asked readers which actor they'd like to see take over the role. "studboi69" suggested tom hiddleston. nice one!
when joblo reported cumberbatch was leaving the film last month, they asked readers which actor they'd like to see take over the role. "studboi69" suggested tom hiddleston. nice one!
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4:32PM on 09/06/2013
That's a definite upgrade in acting talent.
That's a definite upgrade in acting talent.
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