Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba & Tom Hiddleston for ‘Thor 2′: who would you rather?


Tommy Hiddleston called up his BFF Chrissy Hemsworth last night. “Hey, Chrissy, what are you gonna wear tonight?” Hiddles asked. “Velvet, girl. I’m gonna wear velvet,” Chrissy told his BFF, so proud of the burgundy vesty that his wife picked out. Tommy started to cry. Chrissy could hear the muffled sobs. “What’s wrong, baby doll?” he asked Hiddles. “I… I… I always wear velvet! If we both wear velvet, then people will say we’re twinsies!” Tommy cried. “It’s okay, sweetheart,” Chrissy told him. “We’ll figure it out.”

And that’s how we got these photos of last night’s London premiere of Thor 2: The Dark Loki. Chris got to wear the velvet last night and Tommy had to go without. *muffled sob* To be fair to Tommy, I think his tuxedo is much snazzier than Chris’s dated-looking suit. But I can feel Tommy’s velvet angst for here. Let it go, Tommy. Other men get to wear velvet too.

By the way, when Chris was (begrudgingly) doing press this week for The Dark Loki, he was asked about more Thor sequels and Avengers sequels, and he admitted something interesting: “I’ve got three left in my contract – from here on, I have two more Avengers and one more Thor and if people wanted to see more, I’d be happy to keep going. I love these stories and I love this character. The opportunity has opened up everything for me.” Oh, I get it. THIS is why Chris is so grumpy about promoting Thor 2. It’s because he’s still kind of pissed that he has three more movies left on his contract. I bet he can’t renegotiate his paycheck. Huh… I wonder if Tom has additional movies left on his contract too?

And of course, I’m including photos of Idris Elba (who didn’t take off his sunglasses at night, because even though he’s hot, he’s also a mess) and Christopher Eccleston, who plays the bad guy in Thor. Christopher is kind of dirty/grumpy hot, right?









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  1. Eve says:

    Oh, dear…I can’t believe I’m going to say this but…I’d rather…TommyAnne…GASP!

  2. Anna says:

    Chris always and forever BUT:

    Tommy wins this one hands down. The man should give lessons on how to wear a tux. Really, he should only take it off to put on another tux. Breakfast tuxedo, walking the dog tuxedo, seducing of the innocents tuxedo…

    Plus I am not on board with what’s been happening with Chris’ hair lately. The greasy, ’3rd ranking member of a 90′s Boy Band’ look is so not on the level. Naturally, I blame Wagon.

  3. T. Fanty Fan says:

    Idris-no question about it

  4. NerdMomma says:

    Chris Hemsworth is crazy hot as a brunette. The velvet vest is ridiculous, but he still looks smokin’

  5. Lindy79 says:

    Where is Tacky? Didn’t think she would ever miss out on a premiere?

  6. Kaye says:

    I’m curious about this comment re Idris Elba: “even though he’s hot, he’s also a mess”

    What did I miss?

    p.s. ROFL at the imaginary dialog at the beginning of the article

  7. embertine says:

    NGL, I think everyone involved looks great here and I would do all of them in a hot minute, despite the fact that I am not a Hiddles fan.

  8. Kit says:

    Awww, Tom looks especially cute in those shots ^_^

    Hemsworth though, holy sh*t. If I saw someone who looked like that in person I’d probably gawk like an idiot. He’s beautiful.

  9. V4Real says:

    Hemsworth, Elba and Hiddles and in that order. Hiddles startd to work my nerves but he’s making a comeback. I think it’s the Loki character that makes him desirable to most women. He even had me wanting to cross overto the dark side. Love his hair dark bbecause he looks sinister. The other two guys are just simply beautiful.

  10. magpie says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but from these pics Hiddles wins.

  11. allons-y alonso says:

    Hiddleston! As always, you are looking delicious

    I’m so happy to see Christopher Eccleston photos!!! Lookin’ good! I am having 9th Doctor heart ache. My favourite Doctor right after Smith!!!!

    This film comes out in 2 weeks in Aus. Can’t wait!

  12. tifzlan says:

    Idris, again and again, day after day.

    And maybe a foursome in between idk what? What? I didn’t say anything…

  13. Dev says:

    The Doctor…always The Doctor ;)

    • ichsi says:

      Yeah, I’ll go with Eccleston too. Not because he was the Doctor, but becasue none of the other guys does even a bit for me. Hemsworth is a pretty but bland Ken doll, Elba judging by his interviews dumb as bread and my gaydar goes haywire whenever I look at Hiddleston. Not that that would keep me from lusting over a guy, but my smarmydar goes off too, so…

  14. toto says:

    Hiddles looks like old Hollywood glamour.I am not a fan but he looks fantastic here.
    His lean tall body is so great.

  15. T.fanty says:

    I’ll take all three, but NONE of them are allowed to talk. Not one. Ball gags all round!

    Except maybe Chris.

  16. mel says:

    I admit it now. Freely and of my own accord. I’m a Dragonfly girl or whatever you ladies are calling it.

    Tom. Yes, Tom. All day everyday, sexy Tom in a suit…

  17. Delphi says:

    Christopher Eccleston. Be still my heart!

    Idris is such a badass. He truly is. And while Tommy might warm the hidden chambers of my cold heart, that’s about all he warms. Boy does fill out a three-piece, single-breasted tux wonderfully.

    But, but, but…Eccleston!

  18. blue marie says:

    No question, Hemsworth always. Then Elba and Hiddles. (you know what, that’s a lie I could never hit it with Hiddles, his foundation is always bad)

  19. LAK says:

    Hiddles looks amazing. What a suit!!

  20. Dhavynia says:

    One for every day of the week, Idris twice

    (I would need a break myself that extra day)

  21. Hypocrisy says:

    I will have a foursome with Elba, Hemsworth and Hiddleston.

  22. Tig says:

    Chris H needs an intervention- per his own words, got a bunch more Thors in his future. If he’s this excited now ( heavy sarcasm) by 2015 he’ll be a joy to behold! Idris looks good- have less probs with the glasses than the duster coat. Hiddles wins BIS this night.

  23. FW says:

    That GA three-piece fits Hiddles so well i can definitely do without velvet. no sobs here:)

    and i’m reading reviews on Thor2. This is from THR: Nobody gives good sneer like Tom Hiddleston, back once again in the pleather leggings and goat-horned helmet to play bad guy Loki in Thor: The Dark World and pretty much steal the whole show. Amiable hunk Chris Hemsworth may play the title character in this subset of Marvel’s meta-Avengers franchise, but this well-intentioned “witless oaf,” as his evil foster brother describes him at one point, is practically a guest at his own party here, as scads of new characters and millions of dollars worth of CGI crowd the screen. Most of it pales into insignificance when Loki takes the stage, which isn’t often enough given how wildly uneven the sections without him are.

    • V4Real says:

      Thanks for sharing a part of the review.
      As for the witles oaf that Loki calls Thor, that”s part of Thor”s character. He was never the brains but the brute, purely physical. Loki is the thinker, the intellectual brother.

    • Algernon says:

      Which is why I think Chris has been such a pill about promotion. It’s become The Loki Show, and he knows it.

      There’s a rumor that the Marvel contracts come in two standard options, nine movies or six. If you take six, you make way less money. So if that’s true, and he took the six picture deal, then he’d be locked in at a very budget rate, especially for what he’s rumored to be getting for franchises like Huntsman (mid to high seven figures).

      • Anna says:

        I think that The Loki Show point is very valid – I mean, as his own namesake movie he got a question about why Loki is more popular! And he’s actually being a great sport about it.

        Re: the Marvel deal – I’ve heard the $1 mil for the 1st movie number, which is supposedly actually a decent deal compared to Evans making (reportedly) $300,000. Not sure where it went from there.

      • Marty says:

        @Algernon- I disagree, I think Chris is happy to let Loki take over and I think Tom is happy to be in that position as well.

        Chris was told at a press conference this week that people prefer Loki over Thor and he handled the question with a lot of class, basically turning it into a Tom love-fest. And I respect him for that.

      • Algernon says:

        Anna, Every salary figure I’ve come across for Avengers (Chris E, ScarJo, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo), ran 300K-600K. They definitely make more for their individual franchises, so I’d buy Chris getting low-sevens for Thor and Thor 2, but I’m not sure about Avengers. I kind of assumed, based on comparable figures from their individual franchises, most everyone was working in Avengers for half what they got for their solo efforts.

        I need Deadline to do an expose on this.

      • V4Real says:

        @Algernon. Not everyone, RDJ pocketed 50 mil for The Avengers due to his backend deals. Rumors are saying that he wanted 100 mil for AVG 2&3 but settled for less in order for the other characters to receive more.

      • Algernon says:

        V4Real, That was **back end**. They all got points bonuses, though his were waaaaaayyyy bigger and I would love to know if/how that affects their group dynamic, but up front, their salaries were six figures (although I’m willing to believe RDJ got in the sevens for that, too, by virtue of being RDJ).

        I’m just saying, if Chris took the six picture deal, then he’s likely not making (relatively) very much from Marvel, especially compared to how much he’s pulling in on other projects.

      • V4Real says:

        Yep I agree he’s making less from Marvel and being locked into a tight contract with little room to renegotiate is tough.. RDJ was lucky because first, he’s RDJ and second he was able to negotiate certain parts of his contract. Let’s not forget he only received 500,000 for IM 1. Also let’s face it, Thor is popular but it’s no Iron Man. I doubt it makes anything close to IM 3 box office gross

  24. serena says:

    Dear god they both looks amazing!! Even though I have to say Tom’s suit is way more awesome!

  25. Christina says:

    Idris. Hands down. Period.
    Hiddles & Hems are lovely too, but Idris oozes sex appeal in a way that it is hard to compete with.

  26. Madpoe says:

    Ahh my ovaries exploded! They’re ALL badass to me!

  27. Mia4S says:

    A lot of the reviews are very mediocre (not bad per say, just blah) but tend to praise Hiddleston. Some point out specifically the Thor is not very interesting but Loki is fun. Ouch.

  28. Miss M says:

    What a beautiful bromance, Asgardian boys!!!

    1- Tom Hiddleston

    2- Chris Hemsworth

    The hot-mess, Idris, is out of my list.

    ” By the way, when Chris was (begrudgingly) doing press this week for The Dark Loki, he was asked about more Thor sequels and Avengers sequels… ” “It’s because he’s still kind of pissed that he has three more movies left on his contract.”

    This is the only -ONLY- website where people imply CHems is not professional. Go figure…

    • j.eyre says:

      Excellent, my order is reversed so we can swap when done.

      Poor CHems seems to be getting dinged for getting hired repeatedly.

      • Algernon says:

        Here’s the problem: He’s done big promotional campaigns for other movies while filming at the same time before. He’s been busy since he broke out in 2011, and it hasn’t been an issue until suddenly he is very conspicuously absent from his own franchise’s press tour. Even earlier this year, when he wasn’t working, he wasn’t going to outlier events like Tom was. Even straightforward film press who don’t invest in gossip have noted his absence. I don’t think he’s been unprofessional, but I do think there is some kind of friction between him and Marvel.

      • Marty says:

        I thought of a great drinking game: go through the Thor 2 posts and everytime you see the word “begrudgingly” or “bothered” take a sip of liqour. Should make for an interesting morning!

      • j.eyre says:

        You’re on Marty – I could use a good buzz before lunch.

        @Algernon, which, first of all, may I say I love your moniker. Mr. Rochester and I were just talking about your Flowers last week.

        Granted, I know nothing about what the Greater Hems is up to as far as promotions go. When you say earlier this year, to what are you referring? I know that he was doing what he could before he left the country for Asia and then he was giving phone interviews and meeting interviewers on weekends off so I guess I still give him points for that. I absolutely think he wanted to promote Rush more than Thor but he did answer Thor questions in almost every Rush interview. And it would have been unprofessional to walk over the Rush promotions to full out promote Thor.

        That said, I do believe there is/was friction with Marvel as well. I don’t disagree with your points, I just don’t see this total lack of promotion or “begrudging” (drink!) attitude that is being bandied about. There is a chance I am an apologist, though.

        I have a terrible head cold today so forming thoughts is a bit of a challenge for me. I apologize if I did nothing to clarify my point.

      • Marty says:

        I hope you feel better Miss J! I’m not feeling that great either, maybe a little cuddle time later?

        Also I agree with all your excellent points. I’ll add though I think Chris and Tom are both happy with the posistion they are in. Chris is just a more private person so I don’t get the sense that he’s thrilled about doing a lot of press in general, but is also there to do his job. Tom on the other hand loves to promote his movies because he’s just more of an open, earnest person. Let’s leave it at that shall we? There’s still so many more of these movies to go.

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh Marty, just the thought of a cuddle with you later has done wonders for my well being!

        You know, you brought up the point earlier and I did want to second you on it. I think you are spot on with the Chris/Tom dynamic. They are both comfortable in their current promotion roles and are doing nothing short of fawning over each other to show their support – which I feel is genuine. In addition, Chris is very private as you have said. He is trying to find creative ways to not give up parts of his personal life but still make for interesting sound bites, I think he has become quite media savvy, comparatively. His family drama (compliments of Liam) is something he wants left alone and there may be pregnancy complications with Elsa – she looked preggo during Rush and now she is missing from everywhere (I hope all is well, nobody should know that kind of pain.) So I am not only going to support Chris even more but give Tom major props for taking the spotlight off him.

      • Anna says:

        Oh, yes, Miss Jane (btw, there’s a treatment regiment all set for you upthread), you made a point I’ve been forgetting to make over the last few weeks:

        Chris HAS been promoting Thor 2 for more than a year. I have copies of interviews from the pre- and post-Avengers press tours where he is talking about the director’s vision, the ‘organic feel,’ exploring rel-ps with Loki and Jane some more etc etc. Dozens of interviews about this movie for 12-18 months. Whereas Hiddles has only recalibrated back to Loki mode much more recently. At one point you really do run out of soundbites!

      • V4Real says:

        I Don’t have anything to add I just want in on the drinking game

      • Miss M says:

        @Anna: Spot on! He’s been promoting for year. Some people choose to read/see what they want. What else does he need to do? Does he need to walk around dressed up as Thor to give interviews?!

        @Marty @j.eyre: Can I join this game?!

      • Marty says:

        @Miss M- Of course! Everyone is welcomed!

        Just be forewarned, if any of you ladies are planning on visiting Miss J’s dungeon tonight, the steps are steep and she only keeps the room lit by candlelight. Proceed with caution, anything else happens….blame it on the booze.

  29. aquarius64 says:

    All three look hot in their own way; Indris needs to lose the sunglasses though. I hope in the movie Thor and Jane have their first night together. If they do Thor better bring it. When you are the God of Thunder there is a certain expectation level to meet ;)

  30. drea says:

    This post in my happy place. Chris, Tommy, Idris, and Eccleston? Hell, yeah.

    Eccleston seems to have aged quite a bit since he played the Doctor, or maybe he just looks much younger with a buzz cut. Dris looks freshly rolled off the couch and hung over, but I’d still hit it. Tom sure can rock a tux, but Chris would be the guy I’d take home at the end of the night.

  31. Ari says:

    I wish I could see Idris’ face but of course there is no hesitation that I am choosing him for sure :D

  32. Hank says:

    Who is the guy at the bottom, the last pic? I have a thing for big, boxer’s noses! Me likey!

  33. Angel May says:

    Hiddles and Hiddles alone.

  34. Eugenia says:

    Chris hands down.

    As for that purple suit – Points to him for not wearing gray or black which seem to be his fail safe fashion choice. He loses point for that black skinny tie.

    I love Idris’s coat.

  35. betsy says:

    Hiddleston is looking more and more like Danny Kaye ever day. Ugh.

  36. Kim1 says:


    Elba would probably refer to himself in the third person in bed
    Tom Never not attractive to me

  37. GeeMoney says:

    I’d have all three of them… at one time. And then make one of them cook me dinner afterwards :)

  38. Grant says:

    Chris! I love the velvet vest and want it hanging half-hazardly from my bedside lampshade.

  39. Diana says:

    damn! Tom is looking gooood. You can mock him all you want but he’s been bringing the hot lately. Hiddles over Hemsworth today!

  40. Sachi says:

    Chris “the better Helmsworth” is looking hot in these pics. Yum.

    Idris…lose the coat.

    Tom is alright. Still not sold on him at all.

  41. FW says:

    just want to share an interview from shortlist

    Hiddles doing a Kermit impression. very cute although I didn’t grow up watching these cartoon figures. for me the most hilarious part is Hiddles mentioned during Seoul promotion event, when he was asked “what body part are you most confident in?”, he “thought of many wrong answers to that question…” I’m dying to know the wrong answers!

  42. MissNostalgia says:

    Tom looks delicious…I love everything, from the hair to the shoes.

  43. Hypocrisy says:

    Tom is extremely attractive and sexy in that suit but the one who makes me want to rip his clothes into pieces is Chris.

    That perfectly cut godly body and manly voice whispering dirty things in my ear will be the ultimate afrodisiac.

    Elsa is such a lucky woman…

  44. Naomi says:

    My darling Idris looks like he has a giant light shining in his eyes. it looks as if the sunglasses aren’t providing much protection. Doesn’t look as if he is trying to be cool.

  45. LilyRose says:

    Tom. Here’s why:

    “…I was in Korea – and Korea’s pop culture is alive and well – I mean, this is the land of Gangnam Style. They asked me a question and they said “what body part are you most confident in?” and I thought of many wrong answers to that question, and I said “my feet actually” because I love running…”


  46. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Welp, I haven’t had coffee yet, and I’m not wearing my glasses either, so these pics to me right now are saying “Blade, Doc Holliday, and Danny Kaye walk into a movie theater…”

  47. flower says:

    Tommy looks good, the suit fits him good even though he’s orange again.

    Oh well I would still do him.

  48. Dommy Dearest says:

    As far as I am aware Tom has ONE more movie left in his contract and that’s most likely Thor 3. Loki is the one that starts Ragnarok on Asgard- that would be Asgard’s revelations. Tons of Asgardians die and Thor ends up bringing new Asgard to Oklahoma. Which starts the whole Young Avengers in which Loki becomes one (though he’s a child with his memory wiped).

    But that’s if they’re going to go by comics as the order seems about right. Ultron kills the Avengers (which is why it doesn’t make any type of sense that he’s the second movie).

    I still don’t buy your bull, Hemsworth. I was all on his train but once he started acting like Thor was a hassle I was over it. I’m still up for a recast for someone who is more appreciative of the role. I mean gosh, it’s not like this role was the role that rocketed him into fame here in the US. He needs to realize he isn’t that great of an actor and he needs Thor since it doesn’t require him to change his accent too much.

    That said.
    Tom, you should walk around in Loki gear 25/8. I think he’s a handsome man but his normal self does absolutely nothing for me while La-La-Loki makes my blood run hot hot!

  49. Mary-Rose says:

    TommyAnne was nearly going to get bunny back last night but he didn’t! Stop playing with the fake bake boy! ;-)

  50. Anoni Mus says:

    Dear lord, Tom Hiddleston looks fantastic in that suit. And although I like him, he’s never been one to get me hot and bothered. But kudos here, he kills it with the cut of that suit.

    Chris Hemsworth is gorgeous. What eye candy!

  51. Kristen says:

    Tom Hiddelston. No question. (Even though they are all very attractive)

  52. loveisthecoal says:

    I would like to be the filling in a Hiddles/Idris sandwich, please.

  53. C. says:

    I am so happy you included at least one picture of my dear Eccleston, but alas I would definitely hit Tom. I am so thrilled he left that velvet jacket at home, but I have a feeling it was secretly killing him inside not to be wearing it down the red carpet.

  54. Jane says:

    Oh Lordy, I am trying to figure out if the hit flashes I’m having are menopausal or these two men. TH actually outshine CH in the top pix. THUD!

  55. tallo says:

    OMG is it just me or does poor TommyAnnE look very tired? Did you naughty ladies keep him up past his bedtime? Hes also a bit orange, someone wipe the tan off- use his velvet bunny! Hems is so handsome- is he wearing contacts his eyes are so blue! I’m hoping there will be lots of Idris in the dark loki-he looks good in the trailer. Why has ecles been so quiet?

  56. icerose says:

    Tom wins hands down. He knows how to rock a suit. Idris is the follow up just because I love watching him. Chris can be a sweetheart. I loved his recent reply to the Loki being more popular than Thor question at the press conference but I can never really get Home and Away out of my head. Just looking forward to see Eccleston in Thor 2.

  57. Naddie says:

    Chris is striking handsome, but no man can beat Tom, I’d throw all these guys off just for him. Good to see that his Loki’s being praised, but I think it could stay in his way as an actor. Time will tell.

  58. running says:

    Why Chris, of course. Chris Eccleston!

  59. lc says:

    TH needs to borrow Elsa’s makeup artist. Her skin always looks awesome and she is what, 5 years older than Tommy?
    I mean whoever is putting this foundation on his face is probably colorblind because it is always blotchy and 20 shades too orange for a human being.

  60. DahliaDee says:

    Well, I’m biased anyway, but based on the photos here:

    TH all the way. That first picture ups the temperature, even with the slight dorito glow.
    CH seems uncomfortable/startled/shy in most photos.
    Idris has next to no neck, which is what’s always bothered me about him, come to think of it. Oh, yes, that and sudden attacks of stupid.
    I love CE, even with the grumpy, but something about that picture says more “dapper grandpa” than “hey, sexy!”. I just want to take him out to a nice restaurant and fix him up with Marcia Gay Harden for some reason (maybe because her character and Sam Waterston’s had such great chemistry on The Newsroom last season, and Charlie Skinner is basically the grumpy but dapper executive grandpa).

  61. GrannyPants says:

    I’ve never commented on any site before so please be gentle(ish) with me!

    I can’t keep quiet any longer and have to ask just wtf is going on with Tom’s weird orange face? Really noticeable in the recent pics, and looking odd against his pale, white neck! If he’s got sun damaged skin on his face why not consult a dermatologist and, in the meantime, minimise any more damage with careful application of sunblock? He seems to be of the pale, ginger-ish, freckly persuasion so it’s only common sense really…

  62. Shirley says:

    I wonder why this website seems to hate Chris Hemsworth so much. He seems really a genuinely nice, down-to-earth, extremely good looking guy who can actually act. He might not be those in-your-face celebrities which are aplenty in Hollywood but his quiet charisma makes him all the more endearing.