Everyone has an Owen Wilson impression. Like Christopher Walken and Al Pacino, Wilson’s distinct vocal stylings has rendered him a favorite among impressionists. Including his Loki costar Tom Hiddleston, who in addition to being the God of Mischief is also a master of impressions. During a recent virtual visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the talk show host showed Hiddleston’s impression of him… as Loki. And there’s nary a classic Wilson “wow” in sight.
Loki’s infamous Germany speech in The Avengers certainly hits differently when delivered in Wilson’s casual vocal stylings. As a talk show party trick, Hiddleston’s celebrity impressions are all over the Internet. And are, naturally, quite good. One of the many floating around the World Wide Web is his Owen Wilson impression from the Popcorn Taxi festival in Australia several years ago.
But how does Wilson rank his costar’s impression? The Wes Anderson regular appeared quite charmed, calling the impression “quite strong” and complementing his word choices, which despite being from a Loki speech, hit all the right beats of a Wilson impression.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
During his visit to Kimmel, by way of Maui, The French Dispatch star spoke of his arrival into the MCU as Agent Mobius M. Mobius in Loki. More than a decade into the storied franchise, there is a lot of MCU history for newcomers to learn about. Wilson admitted to Kimmel that he wasn’t super familiar with the inner workings of the franchise and its trickster God.
Luckily, as something of a Loki expert at this point, Hiddleston gladly got his new costar up to speed with a series of lectures. (Which were, apparently, legendary on the Marvel Studios lot in Atlanta.) While Wilson remained relatively mum on what’s to come on Loki, he did share that while Mobius doesn’t have superpowers in the traditional sense, he is a “very good listener.” A skill which might be the most important superpower of them all.
Additionally, the pair chatted about his good pal Willie Nelson and his son’s budding DJ skills. Check out the full 15-minute interview: