How excited would *you* get when the headline “Branagh hints at Shakespeare with Hiddleston” pops up in your newsfeeds? Instaclick!
“…he also found time to tell us that he’d love to direct Tom Hiddleston as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.”
Wait….really? Is Branagh going down the “reboot” path on his already well-respected, star-studded 1993 version?
Or could it have something to do with the fact that another director of superheroes (Kenneth Branagh did Thor, Joss Whedon did the Avengers) just had a more recent, also very well regarded version?
The funny thing is that they’ve now both directed Tom Hiddleston as Loki. I have this vision of them both having him by one arm and pulling in opposite directions screaming “Mine!”) until he splits down the middle.
“Hey Kenneth, did you hear that Joss got the Avengers gig? So he gets to direct Thor this time.”
“Yeah, well, fine, I’ve still got the whole Shakespeare thing.”
“Well, yeah, about that….”
How funny would it be if Branagh couldn’t get Hiddleston because Tom had already signed on for Joss’ next project, a full-text Hamlet?