Tom Hiddleston sparks fan hysteria as he joins fellow British hunk Benedict Cumberbatch on stage for the epic Marvel Panel at San Diego Comic-Con
Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch sparked delight from fans on Saturday as they took to the stage for the epic Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The two actors represented the Brits at the film showcase, which saw the long-awaited confirmation of Phase Four after months of speculation.
Tom – who plays the God of Mischief Loki – and Benedict – who plays Doctor Strange – delighted the crowd in Hall H with their appearance, as it was revealed both of their characters’ tales would be expanded in both the film and TV universe.
They’re here! Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch sparked delight from fans on Saturday as they took to the stage for the epic Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con
Both no stranger to a Comic-Con appearance, Tom, 38, and Benedict, 43, took to the stage to a roaring reception as they teased their roles in Marvel Phase Four.
Tom cut a casual figure as he was also joined on the stage by Teyonah Paris, who will appear in the Disney+ series WandaVision also set to debut in 2021.
Benedict also put on an animated display as he joined Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson backstage.
Tom’s appearance comes as it was confirmed that Loki spin-off series will be debuting on the streaming service Disney+ in Spring 2021.
Suave: Actor Tom, 38, cut a casual figure as he arrived for the panel in front of a delighted crowd at Hall H
He’s here! His appearance came as it was confirmed that a Loki spin-off series would be released on the streaming service Disney+ in Spring 2021
Exciting: The series will carry on the story of the God Of Mischief, after he disappeared for parts unknown in the midst of May’s Endgame
The series will see the famous God of Mischief travelling through time after he stole the Space Stone and disappeared for lands unknown in the middle of Endgame.
According to Collider, he told the delighted crowd: ‘You guys saw Avengers, right? He’s still that guy. And just about the last thing that happened to him was that he got Hulk-smashed, so there’s a lot of psychological evolution that hasn’t happened yet.
‘Kevin has generously showed me what his plans are — I can’t tell you any of them — but its is one of the most exciting creative opportunities I think I’ve ever come across.’
Jovial: Benedict also cut a casual figure as he arrived for the panel with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson
Coming soon: The panel also saw the confirmation of the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to be released on May 7 2021
Meanwhile Benedict is set to reprise his role as Doctor Strange in a sequel to the 2014 solo movie set for release on May 7 2021.
Titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel will also see Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch play a larger role, and is expected to be more horror-centric than previous Marvel installments.
Director Scott Derrickson said it was these horror elements that convinced him to return for the sequel.
According to Cinema Blend he said: ‘When I came and talked to [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] about doing a sequel, I said, ”I don’t want to do just another sequel.
‘If I’m going to do it, it needs to go into the territory that drew me into the Doctor Strange comics in the first place” – which is how they dipped into the gothic and the horror and the horrific. And we’re going to make the first scary MCU movie.’
Gorgeous: The two British hunks were also joined on-stage by Teyonah Parris, who will appear in the upcoming series Wandavision