The Meaning Behind Tom Hiddleston’s Recent Cryptic Twitter Video Has Finally Been Uncovered

Fans of Tom Hiddleston are always on the lookout for more Tom Hiddleston but, outside promoting a few projects now and then, the somewhat reclusive actor is mostly radio silent across social media.

So when the Avengers star posted a cryptic tweet on Wednesday featuring a teaser trailer for a new project, it created exactly the type of mayhem one might expect from a trickster god.

In the trailer, Hiddleston is seen walking down a neon-lit underpass with a look of painful longing in his eyes as he stares off into the distance. The teary-eyed Hiddleston then looks down as the word “betrayal” flashes on the screen.

Hiddleston didn’t caption the tweet, so fans were left clueless as to what it was. Most did not like being left in the dark.

The minute-long trailer was only the second tweet from Tom this year. The other, posted just a few days earlier, got fans talking when it teased a possible upcoming project featuring his MCU character, Loki.

Though he is mostly inactive, some fans slowly realized Hiddleston might just be an evil genius when it comes to social media.

Eventually, fans started speculating as to what Hiddleston’s “Betrayal” teaser could be for.

It was soon confirmed that Hiddleston would return to his stage roots, starring in a West End revival of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal.

Betrayal tells the story of a seven-year-long extramarital affair between two married people based on Pinter’s own affair with English journalist Joan Bakewell in the 1960s.

The play will round out stage director Jamie Lloyd’s season-long “Pinter at the Pinter,” a series of the playwright’s one-act plays marking the tenth anniversary of his death.

The mystery finally solved, fans were ecstatic to hear Hiddleston would be starring in the play, and some were already planning to see it.

But good luck getting tickets for what is likely to be one of the hottest shows in London.

H/T – Mashable, The Guardian