On why Loki needs to take out his vengeance on earth.
“Like all delusional autocrats he doesn’t see it as vengeance, he sees it as a good thing. He’s come down to earth to subjugate it, to rule the human race as their king, and his primary argument is this planet is rife and populated by people who are constantly fighting each other. If they’re all united together in their reverence of one king, there will be no war. I’m not sure he’s right about that. But that’s his reasoning. There’s also a sort of…I think still a jealousy that Thor gets to have a kingdom. Thor gets a kingdom, Thor has Asgard and Loki has nothing. So he’s got to come and make his own kingdom.”
On whether Loki acts alone or does he have some cronies..
[Long pause, a mischievous grin, a laugh] There’s a lot of working alone and then there’s a little bit of support as well.”
On whether he and Chris Hemsworth discussed their on-screen interactions…
“Well we sat down with Joss individually and then we kind of talked about it together, but Joss had such good ideas, really, it was sort of following his lead. Because it’s not a sequel to the “Thor” film, it’s a sequel to the “Iron Man” films and the “Captain America” films as well, and his idea was just so smart. But it’s a huge compliment — I took it as a huge compliment that Joss thought that what I did in Thor was OK enough to warrant putting me in the next one. And I think Joss has a soft spot for Loki, I think he kind of likes him as a character and thought he could take both Thor and Loki further down that path and make the sibling rivalry a really interesting element of the clash of egos in “Avengers.”
On whether or not the story is set mainly in New York…
“Well, no…it’s not just one city. But inevitably Manhattan becomes a focus point, partly because that’s where Tony Stark lives, and there’s one shot in the trailer where you can see, I think, the Quinjet flying towards Manhattan and in the middle of it is Stark Tower, which is in the fictitious world of the comics. Tony Stark has a huge interestingly-shaped tower opposite the Chrysler building, which is his base of operations. That’s where Stark Industries works out of. And so Stark Tower becomes a focus point for lots of reasons”
Now, for my favorite part of the interview
On his relationship with Stellen Skarsgard’s ‘Erik Selvig’…
“This is where I can sense the red dot forming on my forehead. [Laughs] And the Marvel sniper in the corner on the roof over there — he’s got his eye on me. Working with Stellan, he’s amazing and someone I’ve long admired as an actor. I really do think he’s an exceptional, exceptional actor and is really capable of bringing a level of complexity and truth to roles and performances which in another actor’s hands could seem dry or slightly invisible. So I loved working with him — he’s a real actor’s actor, he’s been doing it for so long. He plays the same character in “Avengers,” Erik Selvig, who is a scientist. He’s employed by S.H.I.E.L.D. after his encounters with S.H.I.E.L.D. in “Thor,” to do some work for them. That’s all I can say.
According to the official Avengers movie Facebook page, the trailer will in fact be due next tuesday, October 11th.
This is most excellent news.
Great article. Really worth a read. I respectfully disagree with the writer of the article, saying that Avengers could beat TDKR at the box office. The fact the Nolan has a big fan base & his Batman films fan base is massive, the fact that this is the sequel to the most successful comic book movie of all time,The Dark Knight, & that this Nolan’s epic finale to his Batman trilogy are all signs that this film will top the box office next year.
Let me put it this way, kinda how a comment by user “NOLANITE” put it:
Avengers:Cool, easy to follow plot, made for the fans, major cast, success of previous Marvel Studios films, which all adds up to the what the majority of audiences for the film will be: fanboys & even fangirls.
The Dark Knight Rises:Great complex story, finale, major cast, previous success of Batman Begins & The Dark Knight, which all ads up to what the majority of audiences for the film will be: much, much larger audience that goes beyond just fanboys.
I do think Avengers WILL be the biggest Marvel film yet.
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Stellan Skargard as Dr. Eric Selvig, & Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis in Thor.
Jane:”Years of research. GONE”.
Darcy:”They even took my IPOD”.
Eric:”What about the backups?”
Jane:”They took our backups. They took the backups of our backups, they were extremely thorough”.
Darcy:”I just downloaded like 30 songs onto there”.
Jane:”Can you please stop with your IPOD?!”.
Stellan Skarsgard as Dr. Eric Selvig in Thor.
Post-credits scene directed by Joss Whedon.
“Well, i guess that’s worth a look”.
60 Favorite films of all time.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Writen by Ashley Edward Miller, Don Payne, & Zack Stentz. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Kat Dennings, Colm Feore, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Jamie Alexander, Clark Gregg, Tadanobu Asano, Joshua Dallas, & Stellan Skarsgard. Released:2011
Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, & Scarlett Johansson on the New York set of The Avengers.
Stellan Skarsgard, Chris Hesmworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, & Scarlett Johansson on the New York set of The Avengers.