If The Loki & Thor Fight Scene In THE AVENGERS Looks Real ... That's Because It Was

Tom Hiddleston discusses his fight scene with Chris Hemsworth in Marvel's The Avengers and reveals that at one point he encouraged Chris to actually strike him.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/2/2012


It's not out of the ordinary for an actor to go through some sort of extreme just to ensure a character or a scene looks authentic, but what Tom Hiddleston did was bordering on Loki-crazy.

Hiddleston said that when they were shooting the fight scene, "Joss [Whedon, the director] came over and said, 'Guys, I'm just not really buying it. You need to sell it more. You either need to hit each other harder or you need to react bigger.'" As they readied for the next take, Hiddleston took a moment to confer with Hemsworth. "I said to Chris, 'Dude, just hit me. Just hit me because I'm protected here and it's fine.' He's like, 'Are you sure?' I was like, 'Yeah, it will look great. Just go for it.'"

Cameras then started to roll, and Hiddleston said, "[Chris] really went for it and he's just pummeling me in the chest and elbowing me in the face and Joss came back after that take and went, 'We got it.
It's great.'"


I asked Hemsworth about his reaction to actually hitting his costar. Hemsworth chuckled and recalled there was a moment when Hiddleston doubled over a bit when a body blow connected. He told me, "I turned to the crew and I said, 'He told me to do that! You all heard that.'"


We all know these moments can go terribly terribly wrong. Just last month Christopher Judge recounted a moment while filming The Dark Knight Rises that was quite similar. Judge's fight partner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was asked to make his punches more believable, really sell it, and sell it he did. JGL unleashed what I presume was a mighty right hook that clocked the former Stargate actor in the head so hard that he had to be rushed to the hospital.


Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!

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MrDuck - 5/2/2012, 4:51 PM
wow thats cool
MrDuck - 5/2/2012, 4:51 PM
and first
STARKILLER21 - 5/2/2012, 4:52 PM
First, that's funny, I could imagine Hemsworth telling the crew who were shocked "He told me to".
Can't wait for friday, THE AVENGERS hits theatre's in Canada.
DukeAcureds - 5/2/2012, 4:53 PM
Every day I love this movie more. Awesomes.
Jollem - 5/2/2012, 5:11 PM
badass
nailbiter111 - 5/2/2012, 5:38 PM
dick don't post so many spoilers. geez man.
Noble6 - 5/2/2012, 5:45 PM
Hiddleston is Boss.
Ghostfire - 5/2/2012, 5:51 PM
Goddamn... now that's dedication.
GreenHalJordan - 5/2/2012, 5:57 PM
Lol @nailbitter, u practicing Wat some people might say?
nailbiter111 - 5/2/2012, 5:58 PM
GreenHalJordan - nah i had to delete a comment that was filled with spoilers.
figuresmaniac - 5/2/2012, 6:01 PM
lol thats cool
GUNSMITH - 5/2/2012, 6:06 PM
valeriesghost - 5/2/2012, 6:08 PM
I didn't see those spoilers, thanks nail. I only clicked on this Avengers article because i already knew that they fought and thought it might be safe. Damn, i haven't been able to look at barely anything on CBM the last week to avoid Spoilers, i'm going through withdraw :)
Banner - 5/2/2012, 6:11 PM
@nail...sorry dude can't help it coz it's so amazing, thank you for deleting my comment..sorry dude. :P
InFamouslyCool - 5/2/2012, 6:12 PM
only a couple more days!!!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/2/2012, 6:13 PM
This is awesome, lol. Nice to see them expending there pulchritude million dollar faces because they love the characters so much, first it was Renner actually doing that off building arrow shot, now this, but I agree, I could never hit Mr. Silver Tongue.

Tom Hiddleston is freaking awesome!
nailbiter111 - 5/2/2012, 6:14 PM
it's okay dick. i'm just trying to protect the few that haven't seen it yet.
ultimatemarvelfan - 5/2/2012, 6:15 PM
Fing A !
masterhater - 5/2/2012, 6:17 PM
@nailbiter111 go protect yourself!
Barajasster - 5/2/2012, 6:27 PM
Got a couple lessons from Ledger and Bale from the Dark Knight interrogation scene.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 5/2/2012, 6:44 PM
I wonder if he asked Chris to hit him like the joker says it. "HIT ME! COME ON HIT ME! HIT ME!" lol.
Btw, Huddleston is a boss and can take a punch if this is true. I mean an elbow from Chris Hemsworth??? Holy crap!
GreenHalJordan - 5/2/2012, 6:44 PM
no seriously thank u! i didnt even realize the guys name was dick! lol, im glad u deleted it cuz i cant see it for a few more days and i dnt wanna spoil ANYTHING!
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 5/2/2012, 6:45 PM
*Hiddleston. Lol
CloserPleasures - 5/2/2012, 6:47 PM
saturday el capitan theatre cant wait
clag - 5/2/2012, 6:50 PM
Good approach to take... I remember not liking Hiddleston as Loki but he's done a really good job in my opinion... this makes it even better

Lego - 5/2/2012, 7:17 PM
Tom is WAYYYY to nice.

i think he might be a serial killer

IDKwhatToChoose - 5/2/2012, 8:40 PM
@Clag--- I give you a well deserved HA! for your video
souhunter - 5/2/2012, 8:43 PM
Funny
thalidomide - 5/2/2012, 9:09 PM
Looks better than elbowing your opponent a thousand times :P
HyperionLegacy - 5/2/2012, 9:32 PM
watched the whole movie on movie2k.com
THORGodOfThunder - 5/2/2012, 9:40 PM
2 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
figuresmaniac - 5/2/2012, 9:48 PM
@HyperionLegacy U should've waited
Minghagz - 5/2/2012, 10:33 PM
Awesome, can't wait to see it!
jaycr - 5/2/2012, 11:12 PM
I just watched this movie. Hiddleston did a good job as Loki, better than he did in Thor. Overall it's a good movie, but It's not the best CBM of all time. It plays its part, it's a summer blockbuster and it will make you laugh and if you are into Transformers, well, probably you will be excited like a 5 year old kid with the explosions and the fights... for me... all this hype is just advertising and noise. This movie is not mature at all, it tried for a sequence to develop an interesting argument, but Hulk smashed it... sort of speak.
marvelmaniaco - 5/2/2012, 11:42 PM
Hiddleson is the man!!! Perfect casting for Loki well and thors casting was perfect. I think everyone played their characters well. Mark ruffalo is an amazing Bruce banner and I'm so glad he's signed on for 6 more films! The avengers is the best film I've ever seen hands down and I cannot wait for the sequel solo films/
peppy - 5/3/2012, 2:05 AM
BEST COIMIC BOOK MOVIE to date. Seriously watching this movie makes me feel the comics seriously came to life it was an incredible experience . So incredible I have seen it 3 times ( at the movies ).
peppy - 5/3/2012, 2:08 AM
@ Knossis AMEN to that brother , very well said bro :).
Amazo - 5/3/2012, 2:26 AM
Did it look real? Nope.Nice story though.And a bloody good movie.
Amazo - 5/3/2012, 2:28 AM
@Knossis
Agree on some points.But saying a comic book should be light hearted to reflect its genre is crap.Comics cover all genre's so there are going to be light and dark movies.
siggisuperman - 5/3/2012, 4:24 AM
If Chris Hemsworth would punch me I'd die instantly
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