Though Tom Hiddleston has undoubtedly proven himself as the perfect actor to portray Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he hadn't originally planned on doing so. When he auditioned for 2011's Thor, it was for the role of the titular god of thunder.
That audition tape was recently revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon during an interview with Hiddleston. The actor explained that at the time, Marvel Studios was in search of "less well-established actors, so that the audience didn't have an association," which would allow them to see the characters as they were presented. Hiddleston actually never auditioned for the role of Loki.
It's quite brief, but it does offer viewers some idea of what Hiddleston's interpretation of Thor would have looked like. The humble MCU star later quipped, "I think we can all agree that they cast the right actor."
We can never really know how well-received the actor's portrayal of the god of thunder would have been. What is unquestionable is the widespread acclaim and adoration he has received since Thor for his performances as Loki, the god of mischief, making it clear why the character will soon be receiving his very own miniseries on Disney+.
Details are scarce on the upcoming series. The show will focus on the version of Loki that escaped with the Tesseract in the second act of Avengers: Endgame; a version of Loki from 2012 in the MCU. Hiddleston has teased that the silver-tongued god of mischief will encounter opponents unlike any he has faced before and grow in completely new ways.