Earlier today Marvel Studios held a Global Twitter Chat for The Avengers with writer and director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury). Did you miss it? Well, you’re in luck because we have the entire Twitter feed from that power hour. If you’re short on time, I’ll tell you most of the answers from the cast were lame, but so were the questions. Joss Whedon however, was a snarky mother fucker. Rather than answer any question seriously, he made the event an exercise in hilarity (good bathroom reading material). He did though, clear up that pathetic Spider-Man rumor…
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QUESTION: To Mr. Whedon, how many #Avengers comics did you read as reference for this movie? #Avengers
JOSS WHEDON: I had already read them all.
QUESTION: For @SamuelLJackson , do we get to see some cool interaction with you and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) a few times?? #Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: All the time, but it’s sorta contentious.
QUESTION: @twhiddleston @SamuelLJackson What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the #Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: Losing the weight to fit my costume & keep it off.
QUESTION: Is the movie’s plot going to reference any classic Avengers stories or be a more “ulitmate-ized” story?
JOSS WHEDON: It’s a combo platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little “Richie Rich” & “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”
QUESTION: For JW, was there an Avenger you wanted to put in the movie but couldn’t make it work for whatever reason be it budget or time? #Avengers
JOSS WHEDON: “I’m a fan of the Wasp. She’s goofy and sting-y.” #Avengers
QUESTION: Were the stunts more difficult this time around in The Avengers as opposed to Thor & how’d u prepare for them?
TOM HIDDLESTON: More stunts. More training. Day in, day out. Running, jumping, flying, twisting. We worked like athletes. It was really fun
QUESTION: How much of your portrayal is based on comics Nick Fury and how much of Nick Fury is based on you? @Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: There’s a lot of Nick Fury in me already.
QUESTION: What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the #Avengers ?
TOM HIDDLESTON: The biggest challenge was magnifying his menace without losing touch of his emotional truth. Keeping his chaos honest!
QUESTION: Will we get to see any background on Fury?
SAMUEL JACKSON: Not yet
QUESTION: What about the Spiderman cameo in # Avengers?
JOSS WHEDON: “There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark.”
QUESTION: Did the eyepatch throw off your depth perception?
SAMUEL JACKSON: Not at all, there was a new memory factor involved.
QUESTION: You’ve said that in Thor you listened to Prodigy for Loki. What did you listen to this time to get rdy for the #Avengers?
TOM HIDDLESTON: “Archangel”, by a band called Burial. And not a little of Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack compositions.
QUESTION: Are we going to see you kick some ass?! #Avengers Maybe @twhiddleston ass?
SAMUEL JACKSON: Fo Sho!
QUESTION: Most Difficult and Best things about filming (part) of The #Avengers in NYC?
JOSS WHEDON: Who gets the last bagel.
QUESTION: Funniest moment on Avengers set?:-)#Avengers
TOM HIDDLESTON: Getting the giggles when the Hulk smashed. Joss got the giggles too. I was hopeless.
QUESTION: Might we see a more mischievous (rather than mostly just evil) Loki in the #Avengers ?
TOM HIDDLESTON: ENTIRELY. More mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More badass.
QUESTION: Who’s your favorite Avenger? #Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: Black Widow is my pick.
QUESTION: Everyone always asks what the hardest part of directing the movie was. What was the easiest? #Avengers
JOSS WHEDON: Controlling the meat puppets…I mean, actors.
QUESTION: Care to share the best of the #Avengers bloopers with us? 😉
SAMUEL JACKSON: “Not when @SamuelLJackson says them.”
QUESTION: How much of your own stunts did you do? How did you prepare for all the physical work? #avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: As much as the insurance company allowed. I prepped by working out a bit?
QUESTION: What do you like most about playing Agent Phil Coulson #Avengers
CLARK GREGG: Every single part of it.
QUESTION: What was ur first reaction to getting the chance to direct the #Avengers
JOSS WHEDON: What moron would take a job that hard? Show me this moron, so that I may mock him.”
QUESTION: Any big lessons learned from filming/one thing you wish you could do over? Also, Clark Gregg/Joss Whedon TV series? Please.
CLARK GREGG: Great idea. Asking him now. Joss????
QUESTION: Will the female characters, esp. Black Widow, remind the boys how strong they are, and how?
JOSS WHEDON: “The females will spend their time whimpering and baking and being befuddled by math.” #sarcasm
QUESTION: Agent Coulson is one of my favorite characters! In the #Avengers do we get to see a lot more of him in action?
CLARK GREGG: Oh hell yeah…
QUESTION: Can we expect some bromance Between captain america and iron man?
JOSS WHEDON: “Not as long as there’s two of them and only one bagel. Heroes need carbs.”
QUESTION: Love your Character… Are you going to see more action in the Avengers?
CLARK GREGG: Everybody sees more action in the avengers, hell, the audience even has to fight bad guys.
QUESTION: Can you enjoy #Avengers without seeing all the other films?
JOSS WHEDON: “You don’t need to see any @Marvel movies to enjoy #Avengers! But you need to see Steel Magnolias, like, six times.”
QUESTION: Who was your first favorite superhero? #Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: The Flash
QUESTION: In Thor Loki was looking for Odin’s attention and approval, now is he looking for revenge? #avengers
TOM HIDDLESTON: He doesn’t want revenge so much as identity. Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through delusional dreams.
QUESTION: How long did it take to shoot the movie?
JOSS WHEDON: I started when I was 12 and should be done by May 3rd at 11:59 pm.
QUESTION: What do you consider your character’s theme song for The #Avengers?
SAMUEL JACKSON: Born Free/ Hendrix.
QUESTION: Who was the jokester on the set? There is always one on every movie shoot. #Avengers
JOSS WHEDON: “I had the jokester put down on day 3.”
QUESTION: Loki’s costume looks great, but so terribly intricate. How long did it usually take getting everything on? #Avengers
TOM HIDDLESTON: About forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on how energetic I am feeling. Kudos to Bob Moore Jr.
QUESTION: Nick Fury or Mace Windu? #Avengers
SAMUEL JACKSON: Jedi or mortal? You be the judge!
QUESTION: What did you do to get into character for #Avengers?
TOM HIDDLESTON: Learn lines. Run five miles a day. Get dressed and go through the works. Turn up on set. And play.
QUESTION: Funniest experience with a fan? #Avengers
CLARK GREGG: May have signed some large boobs at NYCC.
QUESTION: Scariest moment on set? Any injuries? #Avengers
TOM HIDDLESTON: I smashed my elbow when facing down the great green incarnation of rage. I guess the Hulk really does smash.
QUESTION: Who was the funnest #Avenger to fight?
TOM HIDDLESTON: Brother-to-brother is intense. Hemsworth is a giant, but we trust each other implicitly as actors…
QUESTION: Shakespeare quote to describe Loki?
TOM HIDDLESTON: “O beware my lord of jealousy, it is the green eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds on” (Othello)
QUESTION: Five years ago, would you have believed that you would play the most badass villain in superhero movie history? #Avengers
TOM HIDDLESTON: Bless you! And no.
QUESTION: Will we see you pole dancing again in #Avengers?just like we did in Thor:)
TOM HIDDLESTON: Ahem… (clears throat)… er… well… I don’t think so. Joss?
Special THANKS to comicbookmovie for gathering everything tweet from this pow wow.