David Tennant ‘entrances’ under fan pressure as Loki in Audible’s ‘The Sandman’

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The Doctor to some, a demon and Death Eater to others, David Tennant can now cross Norse god of mischief off his list of larger-than-life roles.

Tennant joined the newly released “The Sandman: Act II,” Dirk Maggs’ second Audible Original audiobook installment adapting Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel series, as Loki, emotionally embattled brother of Thor and general troublemaker.

“I haven’t really inquired, but I’m imagining it was [Gaiman’s] idea,” the 50-year-old Scotsman, who previously starred in Amazon’s adaptation of the writer’s “Good Omens,” told the Daily News of his casting.

Having previously met Maggs through Gaiman, “the Doctor Who” alum mused: “There’s almost a kind of Neil Gaiman Repertory Company, sort of an extended repertory company. So I’m very thrilled to be a member of that.”

After all, the part-mythology, part-historical horror that is “The Sandman,” set to hit Netflix as a TV series soon, is “pretty iconic stuff, isn’t it?” said Tennant.

The second installment of the star-studded, dark fantasy audio drama explores different periods in history like Ancient Rome, the French Revolution and more. Among the stars featured are James McAvoy, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Rege-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, John Lithgow and Kevin Smith.

“What Neil did with the form and with that character cast a long shadow,” Tennant said. ”Frankly, I’d have been quite annoyed if I hadn’t been asked.”

For the actor — who played villains in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Jessica Jones” and “Good Omens” — Loki’s oft-troublesome reputation might depend on whose “viewpoint you’d got at the time.”

“He’s forever in the shadow of his overachieving brother, isn’t he? I suppose that’s quite significant in terms of that psychology,” said Tennant. “And if you cast that over an eternity, it’s going to be difficult to get over that. You know, there’s a lot of therapy required there. And I’m not aware that he’s indulging in trying to make himself better. … I suppose the question is whether it’s destruction or self-destruction that he practices.”

After all, said Tennant, it’s hard to blame Loki for causing trouble when he “sort of sees himself as the runt of the pack.”

“When you’ve got Thor for a brother, it’s quite hard to compete, I suppose. Especially if you think you’re much cleverer than he is, and nobody else seems to agree with you,” he said.

Though Loki has in recent years most often been associated with Tom Hiddleston’s Marvel Cinematic Universe portrayal, Tennant is making the character his own.

“It feels like a different world or different set of worlds,” he said. “It feels like a different reality. And it was interesting to play the Norse gods with Scottish accents. I thought it was quite a nice touch. So maybe that allows me a certain freedom to go my own way.”

So the man who was a demon in “Good Omens” and a Death Eater in “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” was glad to sink his teeth into this role.

“If the audio experience is your first experience with ‘Sandman,’ how exciting to go on that journey inside your own ears,” he said. “It’ll be entrancing. It’ll be really exciting, sometimes bewildering, but always mystifying, but always hugely satisfying.”

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