Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Avengers Twitter Q&A

Had to use Hulk Texting again..because I love him so.

Before we know it, the Avengers will be in theaters and we'll breathe a content sigh and say..OK..what's next?! Until that time, most of you are jumping around like you have to pee. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Sam Jackson, Clark Gregg and Tom Hiddleston teamed with Joss Whedon to poke at fans, answer questions and generally geek out over their amazing good fortune. Check it...color coded so you can find your favorite Avengers with ease...

What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the #Avengers - Sam Jackson - losing the weight to fit my costume & keep it off. @twhiddleston - The biggest challenge was magnifying his menace without losing touch of his emotional truth. Keeping his chaos honest!

To Mr. Whedon, how many #Avengers comics did you read as reference for this movie? - JW: "I had already read them all."

How much of your portrayal is based on comics Nick Fury and how much of Nick Fury is based on you? - @SamuelLJackson there's a lot of Nick Fury in me already

Were the stunts more difficult this time around in The Avengers as opposed to Thor & how'd u prepare for them? - @twhiddleston More stunts. More training. Day in, day out. Running, jumping, flying, twisting. We worked like athletes. It was really fun.

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? - JW: "I'm a fan of the Wasp. She's goofy and sting-y."

Is the movie's plot going to reference any classic Avengers stories or be a more "ulitmate-ized" story? - JW: "It's a combo platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little "Richie Rich" & "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

Will we get to see any background on Fury? - @SamuelLJackson - not yet.

for JW: what about the Spiderman cameo in # Avengers? - JW: "There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark."

"Coulson's the fan dubbed chuck norris of @avengers" due respect, but Coulson crush walker tex ranger...w/ a bag of flour

You’ve said that in you listened to Prodigy for Loki. What did you listen to this time to get rdy for the #Avengers? - Hiddleston - "Archangel", by a band called Burial. And not a little of Hans Zimmer's soundtrack compositions.

Hiddleston - Sometimes you wake up feeling warm and sunny, but the scene requires hatefulness and spite.You have to reach deeper. And stay aware of the fact that the emotions are true, but they're not mine.

Question for JW: Most Difficult and Best things about filming (part) of The #Avengers in NYC? - JW: "Who gets the last bagel."

@SamuelLJackson are we going to see you kick some ass?! - Fo Sho!

funniest moment on Avengers set? - @twhiddleston - Getting the giggles when the Hulk smashed. Joss got the giggles too. I was hopeless

Might we see a more mischievous (rather than mostly just evil) Loki in the #Avengers ? - Hiddleston - ENTIRELY. More mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More badass.

For @SamuelLJackson Who's your favorite Avenger? - Black Widow is my pick!

For JW: Everyone always asks what the hardest part of directing the movie was. What was the easiest? - W: "Controlling the meat puppets...I mean, actors."

Care to share the best of the #Avengers bloopers with us? ;) - JW: "Not when @SamuelLJackson says them."

@SamuelLJackson How much of your own stunts did you do? How did you prepare for all the physical work? - As much as the insurance company allowed. I prepped by working out a bit?

what was ur first reaction to getting the chance to direct the #Avengers - JW: "What moron would take a job that hard? Show me this moron, so that I may mock him.

For JW Any big lessons learned from filming/one thing you wish you could do over? Also, Clark Gregg/Joss Whedon TV series? Please? - Gregg - Great idea. Asking him now. Joss????

will the female characters, esp. Black Widow, remind the boys how strong they are, and how? - JW: "The females will spend their time whimpering and baking and being befuddled by math."

Has the ante been upped on Easter Eggs? And if so, how attentive will movie goers have to be to stop them? - JW: "There will be actual dyed eggs. Try to find them all!"

Agent Coulson is one of my favorite characters! In the #Avengers do we get to see a lot more of him in action? - Oh hell yes...Everybody sees more action in the avengers, hell, the audience even has to fight bad guys

JW is: can we expect some bromance Between captain america and iron man? - "Not as long as there's two of them and only one bagel. Heroes need carbs."

JW- Can you enjoy #Avengers without seeing all the other films? - JW: "You don't need to see any @Marvel movies to enjoy #Avengers! But you need to see Steel Magnolias, like, six times."

@SamuelLJackson, who was your first favorite superhero? - The Flash

@twhiddleston in Thor Loki was looking for Odin's attention and approval, now is he looking for revenge? - He doesn't want revenge so much as identity. Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through delusional dreams

For JW: How long did it take to shoot the movie? - JW: "I started when I was 12 and should be done by May 3rd at 11:59 pm."

@clarkgregg Will we see you with flour bags again? - Coulson never kills with the same cooking ingredient twice

What do you consider your character's theme song for The #Avengers? - Jackson - Born Free/ Hendrix.

Who was the jokester on the set? There is always one on every movie shoot. - JW: "I had the jokester put down on day 3."

Loki's costume looks great, but so terribly intricate. How long did it usually take getting everything on? - Hiddleston - About forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on how energetic I am feeling. Kudos to Bob Moore Jnr. Bob Moore Jnr. from the costume department. Dressing was a two man job. But we had a great playlist & we laughed a lot.

For Clark Gregg. What do u like best about Coulson? - --the bulletproof dolce suits

For @SamuelLJackson Nick Fury or Mace Windu? - Jedi or mortal? You be the judge!

@twhiddleston what did you do to get into character - Learn lines. Run five miles a day. Get dressed and go through the works. Turn up on set. And play.

Feels like every question has already been asked...so how was catering on set? - JW: "I stayed away from catering. But it smelled good from far away."

Funniest experience with a fan? - Clark Gregg- May have signed some large boobs at NYCC

Scariest moment on set? Any injuries? - Hiddleston - I smashed my elbow when facing down the great green incarnation of rage. I guess the Hulk really does smash.

@twhiddleston Who was the funnest #Avenger to fight? - Brother-to-brother is intense. Hemsworth is a giant, but we trust each other implicitly as actors...

@ Clarkgregg, please tell me what happend Can With The wasp? thank you.- Coulson and Wasp broke up. It was very painful.

Five years ago, would you have believed that you would play the most badass villain in superhero movie history? - Hiddleston - Bless you. And no!

Shakespeare quote to describe Loki? - Hiddleston - "Stand up for bastards!" (King Lear)

@clarkgregg Will you have an action figure released? If not, are you jealous. - No coulson action figure, very jealous

@clarkgregg Have you ever wanted to wear Iron Man suit ?#avengers -- wearing it now

@twhiddleston Will we see you pole dancing again in #Avengers?just like we did in Thor:) - Ahem... (clears throat)... er... well... I don't think so. Joss?


Meeting some skrull friends for lunch. Thanks for the all the support! Coulson out!

And now for the Super Bowl Teaser!!

After watching it a couple of times we've identified one of the things streaking above the NY streets in front of the explosions is Loki on some flying vehicle. God bless if you can identify what is behind him! So what have we learned? No Spidey in the Avengers, Joss doesn't like to answer questions...like..at all..and prefers to talk about bagels, Clark Gregg needs a Coulson figure in a big bad way, Sam Jackson is still my favorite geek and Tom Hiddleston is shy when talking about his pole dancing skills. ...And now you know.

THE AVENGERS drops May 4th, 2012!!

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