Tom Hiddleston at D23

Loki is taking over for Khan in Guillermo del Toro‘s latest. Last week, Benedict Cumberbatch dropped out of del Toro’s upcoming haunted house film Crimson Peak for one of many possible reasons. He’s now been replaced by an actor that’s sure to please just as many, if not more fans. Tom Hiddleston will be taking over the role Cumberbatch vacated.

It was also revealed that Legendary will co-finance the film with Universal.

Universal announced the news via a press release. Here’s how del Toro described the film a few months back:

Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies… The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place. Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War [The Devil's Backbone]. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England.

Hiddleston joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. Filming starts in January.

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