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Benedict Cumberbatch Replaced by Other Internet-Beloved Nerdy Villain

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With Benedict Cumberbatch recently leaving Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro has consulted with various Livejournal communities, owners of Men of BBC America wall calendars, and so on to find a replacement that won't upset anyone, and it seems he's found one in Tom Hiddleston. The Thor and Avengers villain will reportedly join Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam in the film, known so far just to be a haunted house thriller. Should Hiddleston also depart before the film's January shoot, already del Toro's think tank has come up with backup alternatives in one of the last couple Doctors or whichever guy from Supernatural.

  • August 22, 2013
    Fans excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Guillermo del Toro combine their signature unusual and kind of scary looks will be disappointed to learn that's not happening anymore. For undisclosed reasons, Cumberbatch has reportedly left del Toro's haunted house film, Crimson Pe... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2013
    Sounds like negotiations with James McAvoy must not have gone so well, because now Relativity Media is looking at a different comic book veteran to take the lead in The Crow. TheWrap reports now The Avengers' villain Tom Hiddleston has entered early talks to play murdered but v... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    Giving balance to Benedict Cumberbatch's aggressively-British presence, bin Laden-hunting patriot Jessica Chastain has joined Guillermo del Toro's Crimson PeakVariety reports. As noted with Cumberbatch's casting yesterday, beyond some kind of haunted house theme, nothing much i... / Continue →
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