ByShadan Syed, writer at
Movie addict and aspiring director.
Shadan Syed

Hey Guys! As we know that Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for many awesome things but there are two awesome people in it, that are to be mentioned specifically...Robert Downey Jr and Tom Hiddleston.

This guy in the photo on the top did something very awesome two years back.

Tom Hiddleston, knew he was in for something special the second he read Joss Whedon’s draft of [The Avengers](movie:9040). In fact, he was so amped up about the possibilities that he fired off an epic letter to the writer/ director

The correspondence stayed with Joss Whedon following the movie, but it was published on Business Insider this week for the first time. Can you dead it? Sure! Here you go!

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.

It’s nice to see how genuinely psyched about the role Tom Hiddleston is, and it’s nice to see he’s willing to stop everything he’s doing to give another dude a "transatlantic… fist-bump"

But, did Whedon reply? Hell yes he did!

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

Awesome, isn't' it? This response too will be published in his upcoming book Joss Whedon: The Biography!

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