Samuel L. Jackson

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In Marvel’s The Avengers the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Opens in theaters May 4, 2012. 


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MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters May 4, 2012. 

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Question:
For @SamuelLJackson
, do we get to see some cool interaction with you and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)
a few times??
Answer:
all the time, but
it’s sorta contentious.
Question:
To Mr. Whedon, how
many
#Avengers
comics did you read as reference for this movie?
Answer:
“I had already
read them all.”
Question:
@twhiddleston
@
SamuelLJackson
What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the
#Avengers?
Answer:
losing the weight
to fit my costume & keep it off.
CG with the Whedon
Wizard at @
avengers
tweet chat
Very diff dynamic
in IM, Thor and Avengers, diff heroes, more layers to Coulson’s world/powers
revealed
Question:
For JW: Is the
movie’s plot going to reference any classic Avengers stories or be a more
“ulitmate-ized” story?
Answer:
“It’s a combo
platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little “Richie Rich” &
“Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”
Question:
For JW, was there
an Avenger you wanted to put in the movie but couldn’t make it work for
whatever reason be it budget or time?
#Avengers
Answer:
“I’m a fan of
the Wasp. She’s goofy and sting-y.”
Question:
@twhiddleston
Were the stunts more difficult this time around in The Avengers as opposed to
Thor & how’d u prepare for them?
Answer:
More stunts. More
training. Day in, day out. Running, jumping, flying, twisting. We worked like
athletes. It was really fun.
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
How much of your portrayal is based on comics Nick Fury and how much of Nick
Fury is based on you?
Answer:
there’s a lot of
Nick Fury in me already.
Question:
@twhiddleston
@
SamuelLJackson
What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the
#Avengers
?
Answer:
The biggest
challenge was magnifying his menace without losing touch of his emotional
truth. Keeping his chaos honest!
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
Will we get to see any background on Fury?
Answer:
not yet.
Question:
For JW: what about
the Spiderman cameo in #Avengers?
Answer:
“There is no
Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark.”
“Coulson’s the
fan dubbed chuck norris of @
avengers
due respect, but Coulson crush walker tex ranger…w/ a bag of flour
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
did the eyepatch throw off your depth perception?
Answer:
not at all, there
was a new memory factor involved.
Question:
@twhiddleston
You’ve said that in you listened to Prodigy for Loki. What did you listen to
this time to get rdy for the
#Avengers?
Answer:
“Archangel”,
by a band called Burial. And not a little of Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack
compositions.
In all honesty,
yes. Sometimes you wake up feeling warm and sunny, but the scene requires
hatefulness and spite.
Question:
@twhiddleston
what kind of relationship do you have with other actors on the set of “The
Avengers”?
Answer:
Nothing but love…
It wasn’t called Group Hug for nothing!
You have to reach
deeper. And stay aware of the fact that the emotions are true, but they’re not
mine.
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
are we going to see you kick some ass?! Maybe @
twhiddleston
ass?
Answer:
Fo Sho!
Question:
For JW: Most
Difficult and Best things about filming (part) of The
#Avengers
in NYC?
Answer:
JW: “Who gets
the last bagel.”
Question:
@clarkgregg
@
SamuelLJackson
@
twhiddleston
funniest moment on Avengers set?:-)
#Avengers
Answer:
Getting the giggles
when the Hulk smashed. Joss got the giggles too. I was hopeless.
Question:
@twhiddleston
Might we see a more mischievous (rather than mostly just evil) Loki in the
#Avengers
?
Answer:
ENTIRELY. More
mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More
badass.
Question:
For @SamuelLJackson
Who’s your favorite Avenger?
#Avengers
Answer:
Black Widow is my
pick!
Question:
For JW: Everyone
always asks what the hardest part of directing the movie was. What was the
easiest?
#Avengers
Answer:
JW:
“Controlling the meat puppets…I mean, actors.”
Question:
@clarkgregg
@
twhiddleston
@
SamuelLJackson
Care to share the best of the
#Avengers
bloopers with us? 😉
Answer:
JW: “Not when
@
SamuelLJackson
says them.”
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
How much of your own stunts did you do? How did you prepare for all the
physical work?
#avengers
Answer:
As much as the
insurance company allowed. I prepped by working out a bit?
Question:
My question is for
Clark Gregg. What do you like most about playing Agent Phil Coulson
#Avengers
Answer:
Every single part
of it.
Question:
For JW what was ur
first reaction to getting the chance to direct the
#Avengers
Answer:
JW: “What
moron would take a job that hard? Show me this moron, so that I may mock
him.”
Question:
For JW Any big
lessons learned from filming/one thing you wish you could do over? Also, Clark
Gregg/Joss Whedon TV series? Please?
#avengers
Answer:
Great idea. Asking
him now. Joss????
Question:
#ForJW:
will the female characters, esp. Black Widow, remind the boys how strong they
are, and how?
Answer:
JW: “The
females will spend their time whimpering and baking and being befuddled by
math.”
#sarcasm
Question:
Has the ante been
upped on Easter Eggs? And if so, how attentive will movie goers have to be to
stop them?
#Avengers
Answer:
“There will be
actual dyed eggs. Try to find them all!”
Question:
For @clarkgregg:
Agent Coulson is one of my favorite characters! In the
#Avengers
do we get to see a lot more of him in action?
Answer:
Oh hell yes…
Question:
JW: can we expect
some bromance Between captain america and iron man?
Answer:
“Not as long
as there’s two of them and only one bagel. Heroes need carbs.”
Question:
@Avengers Clark Gregg: Love
your Character… Are you going to see more action in the Avengers?
Answer:
Everybody sees more
action in the avengers, hell, the audience even has to fight bad guys
Question:
JW- Can you enjoy #Avengers
without seeing all the other films? @
Avengers
Answer:
“You don’t
need to see any @
Marvel
movies to enjoy
#Avengers!
But you need to see Steel Magnolias, like, six times.”
Question:
@SamuelLJackson,
who was your first favorite superhero?
#Avengers
Answer:
The Flash
Question:
@twhiddleston
in Thor Loki was looking for Odin’s attention and approval, now is he looking
for revenge?
#avengers
Answer:
He doesn’t want
revenge so much as identity. Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through
delusional dreams.
Question:
@ SamuelLJackson
Eye patch did not interfere during the filming? # Avengers
Answer:
Not a bit. Makes me
feel cool!
The most badass
tweets on twitter come from one place: @
godofbadassery.
Yes I am talking to myself.
Question:
For JW: How long
did it take to shoot the movie?
Answer:
“I started
when I was 12 and should be done by May 3rd at 11:59 pm.”
Question:
@clarkgregg
Will we see you with flour bags again?
Answer:
Coulson never kills
with the same cooking ingredient twice
JW: “Heading
back to editing. You are all now my very best friends.”
Question:
@SamuelLJackson
@
clarkgregg
@
twhiddleston
What do you consider your character’s theme song for The
#Avengers?
Answer:
Born Free/ Hendrix.
Question:
Who was the
jokester on the set? There is always one on every movie shoot.
#Avengers
Answer:
JW: “I had the
jokester put down on day 3.”
Question:
@twhiddleston
Loki’s costume looks great, but so terribly intricate. How long did it usually
take getting everything on?
#Avengers
Answer:
About forty-five
minutes to an hour, depending on how energetic I am feeling. Kudos to Bob Moore
Jnr.
Question:
@twhiddleston
Loki’s costume looks great, but so terribly intricate. How long did it usually
take getting everything on?
#Avengers
Answer:
@xoxogossipthor
Bob Moore Jnr. from the costume department. Dressing was a two man job. But we
had a great playlist & we laughed a lot.
Question:
For Clark Gregg.
What do u like best about Coulson?
Answer:
the bulletproof
dolce suits
CG with the Whedon
Wizard at @
avengers
tweet chat
Question:
@Avengers JW: I’m assuming #Avengers
will be a masterpiece of wit and sarcasm. Which character got the most snark? @
clarkgregg
perhaps?
Answer:
That’s a toss up,
an awful lot of Avenger-snark to go around…
Question:
For @SamuelLJackson
Nick Fury or Mace Windu?
Answer:
Jedi or mortal? You
be the judge!
Question:
@twhiddleston
what did you do to get into character for
#Avengers
?
Answer:
Learn lines. Run
five miles a day. Get dressed and go through the works. Turn up on set. And
play.
Question:
@avengers @SamuelLJackson
@
twhiddleston
@
clarkgregg
Feels like every question has already been asked…so how was catering on set?
Answer:
JW: “I stayed
away from catering. But it smelled good from far away.”
Question:
@clarkgregg
— does that mean that he’s moving on to vegetable oil and paprika?
Answer:
@ramdonomo I’m sorry. I
cannot disclose SHIELD approved lethal ingredients.
Question:
@clarkgregg
@
Avengers
Funniest experience with a fan?
Answer:
May have signed
some large boobs at NYCC
Nick Fury OUT
MAVENGERFUQQAS!
Question:
@Avengers @twhiddleston
Scariest moment on set? Any injuries?
Answer:
I smashed my elbow
when facing down the great green incarnation of rage. I guess the Hulk really
does smash.
Joss is back to
editing
#Avengers.
@
SamuelLJackson
@
clarkgregg
& @
twhiddleston
are wrapping up. Super Bowl XLVI commercial tease coming!
Question:
@twhiddleston
Who was the funnest
#Avenger
to fight?
Answer:
Brother-to-brother
is intense. Hemsworth is a giant, but we trust each other implicitly as
actors…
Question:
Shakespeare quote to
describe Loki?
Answer:
“O beware my
lord of jealousy, it is the green eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds
on” (Othello)
Question:
@twhiddleston
Who was the funnest
#Avenger
to fight?
Answer:
#Avengers
which means we can really commit to the physicality of the choreography, and
imbue it with emotion.
Question:
@ Clarkgregg,
please tell me what happend Can With The wasp? thank you.
Answer:
Coulson and Wasp
broke up. It was very painful.
Question:
@twhiddleston
Five years ago, would you have believed that you would play the most badass
villain in superhero movie history?
Answer:
Bless you. And no!
Question:
@twhiddleston
Shakespeare quote to describe Loki?
Answer:
“Stand up for
bastards!” (King Lear)
Question:
@clarkgregg
Where does Coulson buy his suits?
#Avengers
Answer:
@Reggicidal
assembling late night in the ABQ
Question:
@clarkgregg
Will you have an action figure released? If not, are you jealous.
#Avengers
Answer:
No coulson action figure, very jealous
@clarkgregg
Where does Coulson buy his suits?
#Avengers
– Dolce has a SHIELD outlet
@twhiddleston
@
samuelljackson
@
clarkgregg
Have you ever wanted to wear Iron Man suit ?
#avengers
— wearing it now
 

Question:
@twhiddleston
Will we see you pole dancing again in
#Avengers?
just like we did in Thor:)
Answer:
Ahem… (clears
throat)… er… well… I don’t think so. Joss?
Meeting some skrull friends for lunch. Thanks
for the all the support! Coulson out!
Thanks for assembling in the #Avengers
Global Fan Chat! Here’s a sneak peek at our exclusive Super Bowl XLVI
commercial
By the way… IN
THE END, IT WILL BE EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.