Tom Hiddleston's Email to Director Joss Whedon After Reading AVENGERS Script for the First Time
Marvel's The Avengers, which hit theaters in 2012, is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. However, according to Business Insider, it didn't seem like the movie would be so successful during the production stages. It took several drafts and the help of many different individuals to get the script we know today. A biography of the director, Joss Whedon, in stores August 1, talks about the process the script underwent to get it just right.
According to the biography, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, sent Whedon a heartfelt email after reading his draft for the first time. He began, "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."
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Hiddleston continues in his letter to talk about the character he was about to play, saying, "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."
Whedon responded to Hiddleston's excitement, "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."