Check Out The Email Tom Hiddleston Sent To Joss Whedon After Reading THE AVENGERS

An excerpt from Joss Whedon: The Biography features a pretty fantastic exchange between Tom Hiddleston (who played Loki in the movie which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide) and the director after the British actor had read the script for The Avengers. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/30/2014
Joss, I am so excited I can hardly speak.
 
The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn't know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: "real menace"; "field of obeisance"; "discontented, nothing is enough"; "his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skull"; "Puny god".
 
... Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason ... It's high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the "real menace" and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It's grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I've ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy. 
 
I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence.... That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.
 
... But really I'm just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and fist-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don't do. It's epic.
 

That's the email (via Business Insider) Tom Hiddleston sent to The Avengers director Joss Whedon after reading the script for the movie for time. It's interesting to see that the actor made note of the "Puny God" scene as that quickly became perhaps the most memorable moment in the entire movie and resulted in laughter in every screening I attended. His love for the character of Loki is clear to see here, as his respect for Whedon as a writer and filmmaker. What was his response? A simple one, but equally as touching. 
 
Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It's more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script. I couldn't be more pleased at your reaction, but I'll also tell you I'm still working on it ... Thank you again. I'm so glad you're pleased. Absurd fun to ensue.
 
Best, (including uncharacteristic fist bump), joss.
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JoshWilding - 7/30/2014, 4:32 PM
This one's for you @Pasto...



Feels WRONG. ;)
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/30/2014, 4:34 PM
^LMFAO
McNyagano - 7/30/2014, 4:39 PM
@Josh

Who's the girl that Pasto seemed to be obsessed with?
Jollem - 7/30/2014, 4:39 PM
was he gonna say it sucked? c'mon
themidnightking - 7/30/2014, 4:40 PM
@Josh
HAHAHAHA!!!!!! xD
ManofSteel23 - 7/30/2014, 4:41 PM
LOL dayum
DeusExSponge - 7/30/2014, 4:45 PM
McNyagano - That's Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark from HBO's Game of Thrones.
marvel72 - 7/30/2014, 4:45 PM
you gotta love hiddleston.
Jollem - 7/30/2014, 4:46 PM
JoshWilding - 7/30/2014, 4:47 PM
I'm with you @BatfleckReturns!

PymParticle - 7/30/2014, 4:48 PM
Avengers was nothing like he described it. Very superficial. Just barely passable.

Joss didn't have much to work with yet though, AOU looks alot better.
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 4:49 PM
@McNy, it's Eddie Munster...LMAO Josh...btw, awesome article, this was a welcome surprise today..Loved Loki in The Avengers.!
InfiniteMonkey - 7/30/2014, 4:50 PM
EMELIA CLARKE!!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! So Hotz!

Tom Hiddleston is quite a bloke.
Nice one.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 4:51 PM
@PymParticle
Tom was talking about his character. He's a stage actor and that's what stage actors do. Screen actors are nowhere near as deeply connected to a character as stage actors are.
Marxman12 - 7/30/2014, 4:52 PM
Why is Pasto obsessed with her?
RobertLiefeld - 7/30/2014, 4:53 PM
Loki was an incredible character and this email was really entertaining. But I want to read the email Feige sent Wright the first time he read the script for Ant-Man. I bet that was more entertaining. lol
Jollem - 7/30/2014, 4:53 PM
@PymParticle - i agree. i enjoyed the movie, but the way they were hyping it to no end made me think we were getting something never seen before in the history of film or art in general
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 4:53 PM
I preferred Pasto's unhealthy obsession with this gem, Maisie, wtf happened?

patrat18 - 7/30/2014, 4:54 PM
@JoshWilding Lmao
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 4:55 PM
He is 16, know for a fact, at least...
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 4:55 PM
It's easy to see that any and all forms of communication not about tits and ass are soon to be gone, so I'm gonna stick around for that.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 4:56 PM
@MarkyMark
I can confirm (having seen videos @Pasto has put on the web in regards to this website as well as seeing images of him, and several other users on this site) he is sixteen.
SniktBub - 7/30/2014, 4:57 PM
Maisie Williams :)

@PymParticle and @MarkyMark Woah, I didn't think there were others like me out there
Jollem - 7/30/2014, 4:59 PM
the users on this site are usually horny. what else is there to say?
MecoBoy - 7/30/2014, 4:59 PM
The Avengers cambio el cine para los superhéroes
Gracias a esta pelicula vamos a garar a batman y superman en una pelicula.

Y me gusto Loki en ella pero creo q Ultron va salir asta mas chingon

TheRationalNerd - 7/30/2014, 5:00 PM
@PymParticle

I'm more pumped for AoU over Avengers because Joss described it as the Avengers film that he wanted to do first and I can believe it. Avengers was a great entertainment piece, I get what people were saying in regards to it being an actual "comic book movie" and after 2-3 years I understand why. In some ways I find it a bit cheesy, (dialogue, plot pieces and some character portrayal) but overall it's just an action film you can just sit back and chill watching. One thing for sure I that it DID succeed in capturing the general audiences attention of who these heroes are and what makes them different you know? I just felt like it could've been more than an entertainment piece, I think AoU, X-Men: Apocalypse and most certainly Justice League will all have a stronger tone that will actually leave us thinking after we walk out of that theater.
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 5:01 PM
...and @Nova has seen him naked, allegedly...
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 5:02 PM
I hate when people come into a thread on which essentially everyone is speaking English, and then they comment in Spanish. Well, [frick] it.

Is fuath liom na daoine ar an idirlíon nuair a tá siad ag caint as Spáinis!
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 5:02 PM
@batz11
Don't forget... I know what you look like...
Jtneagle - 7/30/2014, 5:03 PM
I'm so confused. When Tom read the Avengers script he started looking up information on Loki??? Why? He already played Loki in the original Thor, shouldn't he have known about him??
Lizardking310 - 7/30/2014, 5:04 PM
Did he thank Kenneth Braghnan for casting him as Loki to begin with..... Yes I know I probably spelled his last name wrong !
InfiniteMonkey - 7/30/2014, 5:04 PM
You tell'em NOVA!

Oi, is it true mate? You've seen Pasto nakey?...
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 5:04 PM
Oh yeah, I did say allegedly, truce?
Ranger14 - 7/30/2014, 5:05 PM
"Why is Pasto obsessed with her?"

I dunno, but I certainly don't get it, unless it is all a joke

Robert@ Do you have to post a Fiege/AntMan hatefest on every single article and thread? You're as bad as the spammers.
jaysin420 - 7/30/2014, 5:06 PM
"I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part."

I think the Hulk edged him out by just a bit.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 5:06 PM
@InfiniteMonkey
Not naked, but I've seen his face, Back when he had a 70s porn stache.
batz11 - 7/30/2014, 5:08 PM
I have porn Pasto saved, he may get mad if I post it though...
p0ppysmic - 7/30/2014, 5:11 PM
I know you should do a formal email after receiving an "Avengers" script but, who talks like this? Seriously?
hummingbird68 - 7/30/2014, 5:12 PM
@ Jtneagle

He was reading through the script for his lines or pieces that related to his character.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2014, 5:14 PM
@p0ppysmic
Stage actors. Trust me, I'm related to one. And he just so happened to be offered the role of Dum Dum Duggan in The First Avenger, but after costume testing, they told him he wasn't fat enough and he didn't get the part.

So there's an inside story that genuinely connects my life to the MCU.
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