It’s a weird quirk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that a bunch of the stars of this all-American franchise are actually as British as they come.
For instance, two of the newest and most popular additions to the Avengers’ line-up, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, are played by two Englishmen in Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch, respectively. Meanwhile, one of the franchise’s longest mainstays, Loki, is portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.
So, naturally, when the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final between Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic came around this weekend, the three acted like good Brits and went to see the game. Though they went separately, Holland couldn’t resist sharing the fact that he also spotted Hiddleston in the crowd.
tom holland, you’re doing amazing sweetie pic.twitter.com/S0EYEvRWC5
— anshe | 27 days (@valkyrieIoki) July 15, 2018
Elsewhere, fandoms aligned as Benedict Cumberbatch was sitting with his pal Eddie Redmayne, most known for playing Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts movies. Funnily enough, Holland went on to cross paths with another fan favorite from the Wizarding World, too, Emma “Hermione” Watson. Not to mention her co-star from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Luke Evans.
It’s hard to deny that Hiddleston had the best seats in the house, here, as he sat directly behind Prince William and UK prime minister Theresa May. I guess this makes sense, though, as we saw in Thor: Ragnarok that the God of Mischief is good at gaining favor with those in power.
Of course, another connection between these three Marvel actors is that they were all murdered by Thanos over the course of Infinity War. Although, it’s likely that they’ll all be back (or at least, Holland and Cumberbatch will be) in next year’s Avengers 4. Though the pervading theory for their resurrection is time travel, details on how exactly they’ll return to the land of the living still remain unclear. Unless, of course, we misinterpreted the Mad Titan’s scheme all along and he actually just transported half of the heroes to Wimbledon?