Where would we be without Twitter? Well...if we're honest, we'd definitely be somewhere with a lot of extra time on our hands. Where we wouldn't be is in a live chat with three stars of the upcoming mega-film The Avengers AND its director, the mightiest mortal of all - the insanely witty Joss Whedon.
The live Avengers Global Fan Chat wrapped just minutes ago but we've got the highlights from the Q&A with Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Whedon below. As expected, it was funny, entertaining, and somewhat informative but no big reveals or spoilers. If you didn't get a chance to pop in yourself, here's what you missed:
Joss Whedon during the Twitter Live Chat.
- Whedon on a possible Spider-Man cameo: "There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark."
- Whedon squashed rumours of The Wasp making an appearance, but admitted it's not because he doesn't like the character: "I'm a fan of the Wasp. She's goofy and sting-y."
- When asked if the movie's plot was going to reference any classic Avengers stories or be a more "ulitmate-ized" one, Whedon replied: "It's a combo platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little "Richie Rich" & "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
- Whedon on whether you need to have seen then other films in the franchise to enjoy Avengers: "You don’t need to see any Marvel movies to enjoy Avengers! But you need to see Steel Magnolias, like, six times."
- Whedon on how long it took to shoot: "I started when I was 12 and should be done by May 3rd at 11:59 pm."
- Hiddleston gave us a sneak peek at the anticipated throw-down between Loki and Thor (Chris Hemsworth): "Brother-to-brother is intense. Hemsworth is a giant, but we trust each other implicitly as actors, which means we can really commit to the physicality of the choreography, and imbue it with emotion."
- Speaking of Loki, Hiddleston assured fans we'll see a more mischievous side of him this go-'round: "More mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More badass."
- More on Loki from Hiddleston: "He doesn't want revenge so much as identity. Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through delusional dreams." This man knows his character. We love it.
- Knowing Hiddleston's theatre background, one fan asked him to pick a Shakespeare quote to describe Loki. His pick? A perfect little line from Othello: "O beware my lord of jealousy, it is the green eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds on"
- Hiddleston on whether the stunts were more difficult this time around (as opposed to on Thor): “More stunts. More training. Day in, day out. Running, jumping, flying, twisting. We worked like athletes. It was really fun." I'm exhausted just reading that Tweet.
- With stunts come injuries. When asked about his worst, Hiddleston replied: "I smashed my elbow when facing down the great green incarnation of rage. I guess the Hulk really does smash."
- Jackson let Fury fans know that while the eyepatch-wearing S.H.I.E.L.D. leader would definitely be kicking ass in the film, he admitted the mystery man will remain that way. So no backstory ("Not yet") to look forward to here, folks.
- For all those hoping for an Agent Coulson action figure, you'll be waiting a long time. Clark Gregg admitted it doesn't look probable. Boo!
- Fittingly, Hiddleston wrapped things up in villainous fashion: "By the way… IN THE END, IT WILL BE EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF." One quick fan replied, "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CATS?" Well played, @teh_fr34k.
Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson during the Twitter Live Chat.
As if the interactive bits weren't enough, Marvel closed out the session with a sneak peek at the big Avengers Super Bowl spot. Check it out below now then watch the full spot during on Sunday (or here Monday!):
Marvel's The Avengers hits theatres May 4.