Tom Hiddleston recently opened up about wanting to be part of Star Wars: Episode 7, joining a long list of actors who have put their names up for a part in the next movie.
When asked if he would be interested in the role in the blockbuster saga’s next episode, Hiddleston told Digital Spy, “Absolutely, yeah. It would depend on the story and the character and things. But I don't know, maybe people would associate me too closely with Loki - I hope not.''
Ben Affleck also recently spoke about the movie, and when asked about being in contention for the job of directing Episode 7, he told MTV, “There are a lot of good directors out there. Naturally I would be inclined to get somebody who's great at telling stories. You're never going to be able to recapture the story that was the initial three, because it's so legendary and iconic. I don't know, I'm glad I don't have that job. It's a tough decision to make.''
And although JJ Abrams ruled himself out as the director, many people are jumping behind in support of him directing the film, including Affleck, who said, “J.J. would kill it, he would crush it, but he would be great at anything.''