Joss Whedon shoots down Spider-Man cameo in The Avengers

A few weeks ago, every nerd around the world soiled their undergarments at the news of a possible appearance by everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the The Avengers. With Sony Pictures still clinging onto the property rights, the truth of this rumor seemed unlikely.

Recently, Avenger stars, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg and Joss Whedon, had an open discussion with fans on Twitter. Unfortunately for hopeful fans, Whedon would put their fanboy dreams to rest.

QUESTION: What about the Spider-man cameo in # Avengers?

JOSS WHEDON: “There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark.”

There it is folks. Shows over, go back to your lives citizens of the internet.

I’ll admit that I would have liked to have seen it as well, but it’s not like they won’t reboot the whole Avengers franchise in a couple of years and maybe, just maybe, Spider-Man will find his way home by then.

You probably already know this and have it tattooed on your body, but just in case, The Avengers hits theaters May 4th. You can also check out the full transcript of the twitter chat below after the trailer jump.

QUESTION: To Mr. Whedon, how many #Avengers comics did you read as reference for this movie? #Avengers

JOSS WHEDON: I had already read them all.

QUESTION: For @SamuelLJackson , do we get to see some cool interaction with you and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) a few times?? #Avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: All the time, but it’s sorta contentious.

QUESTION: @twhiddleston @SamuelLJackson What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the #Avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: Losing the weight to fit my costume & keep it off.

QUESTION: Is the movie’s plot going to reference any classic Avengers stories or be a more “ulitmate-ized” story?

JOSS WHEDON: 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

JOSS WHEDON: “I’m a fan of the Wasp. She’s goofy and sting-y.” #Avengers

QUESTION: Were the stunts more difficult this time around in The Avengers as opposed to Thor & how’d u prepare for them?

TOM HIDDLESTON: More stunts. More training. Day in, day out. Running, jumping, flying, twisting. We worked like athletes. It was really fun

QUESTION: How much of your portrayal is based on comics Nick Fury and how much of Nick Fury is based on you? @Avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: There’s a lot of Nick Fury in me already.

QUESTION: What was your biggest challenge in playing Loki and Fury in the #Avengers ?

TOM HIDDLESTON: The biggest challenge was magnifying his menace without losing touch of his emotional truth. Keeping his chaos honest!

QUESTION: Will we get to see any background on Fury?


QUESTION: What about the Spiderman cameo in # Avengers?

JOSS WHEDON: “There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark.”

QUESTION: Did the eyepatch throw off your depth perception?

SAMUEL JACKSON: Not at all, there was a new memory factor involved.

QUESTION: You’ve said that in Thor you listened to Prodigy for Loki. What did you listen to this time to get rdy for the #Avengers?

TOM HIDDLESTON: “Archangel”, by a band called Burial. And not a little of Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack compositions.

QUESTION: Are we going to see you kick some ass?! #Avengers Maybe @twhiddleston ass?


QUESTION: Most Difficult and Best things about filming (part) of The #Avengers in NYC?

JOSS WHEDON: Who gets the last bagel.

QUESTION: Funniest moment on Avengers set?:-)#Avengers

TOM HIDDLESTON: Getting the giggles when the Hulk smashed. Joss got the giggles too. I was hopeless.

QUESTION: Might we see a more mischievous (rather than mostly just evil) Loki in the #Avengers ?

TOM HIDDLESTON: ENTIRELY. More mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More badass.

QUESTION: Who’s your favorite Avenger? #Avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: Black Widow is my pick.

QUESTION: Everyone always asks what the hardest part of directing the movie was. What was the easiest? #Avengers

JOSS WHEDON: Controlling the meat puppets…I mean, actors.

QUESTION: Care to share the best of the #Avengers bloopers with us? ;)

SAMUEL JACKSON: “Not when @SamuelLJackson says them.”

QUESTION: How much of your own stunts did you do? How did you prepare for all the physical work? #avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: As much as the insurance company allowed. I prepped by working out a bit?

QUESTION: What do you like most about playing Agent Phil Coulson #Avengers

CLARK GREGG: Every single part of it.

QUESTION: What was ur first reaction to getting the chance to direct the #Avengers

JOSS WHEDON: What moron would take a job that hard? Show me this moron, so that I may mock him.”

QUESTION: Any big lessons learned from filming/one thing you wish you could do over? Also, Clark Gregg/Joss Whedon TV series? Please.

CLARK GREGG: Great idea. Asking him now. Joss????

QUESTION: Will the female characters, esp. Black Widow, remind the boys how strong they are, and how?

JOSS WHEDON: “The females will spend their time whimpering and baking and being befuddled by math.” #sarcasm

QUESTION: Agent Coulson is one of my favorite characters! In the #Avengers do we get to see a lot more of him in action?

CLARK GREGG: Oh hell yeah…

QUESTION: Can we expect some bromance Between captain america and iron man?

JOSS WHEDON: “Not as long as there’s two of them and only one bagel. Heroes need carbs.”

QUESTION: Love your Character… Are you going to see more action in the Avengers?

CLARK GREGG: Everybody sees more action in the avengers, hell, the audience even has to fight bad guys.

QUESTION: Can you enjoy #Avengers without seeing all the other films?

JOSS WHEDON: “You don’t need to see any @Marvel movies to enjoy #Avengers! But you need to see Steel Magnolias, like, six times.”

QUESTION: Who was your first favorite superhero? #Avengers

QUESTION: In Thor Loki was looking for Odin’s attention and approval, now is he looking for revenge? #avengers

TOM HIDDLESTON: He doesn’t want revenge so much as identity. Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through delusional dreams.

QUESTION: How long did it take to shoot the movie?

JOSS WHEDON: I started when I was 12 and should be done by May 3rd at 11:59 pm.

QUESTION: What do you consider your character’s theme song for The #Avengers?

SAMUEL JACKSON: Born Free/ Hendrix.

QUESTION: Who was the jokester on the set? There is always one on every movie shoot. #Avengers

JOSS WHEDON: “I had the jokester put down on day 3.”

QUESTION: Loki’s costume looks great, but so terribly intricate. How long did it usually take getting everything on? #Avengers

TOM HIDDLESTON: About forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on how energetic I am feeling. Kudos to Bob Moore Jr.

QUESTION: Nick Fury or Mace Windu? #Avengers

SAMUEL JACKSON: Jedi or mortal? You be the judge!

QUESTION: What did you do to get into character for #Avengers?

TOM HIDDLESTON: Learn lines. Run five miles a day. Get dressed and go through the works. Turn up on set. And play.

QUESTION: Funniest experience with a fan? #Avengers

CLARK GREGG: May have signed some large boobs at NYCC.

QUESTION: Scariest moment on set? Any injuries? #Avengers

TOM HIDDLESTON: I smashed my elbow when facing down the great green incarnation of rage. I guess the Hulk really does smash.

QUESTION: Who was the funnest #Avenger to fight?

TOM HIDDLESTON: Brother-to-brother is intense. Hemsworth is a giant, but we trust each other implicitly as actors…

QUESTION: Shakespeare quote to describe Loki?

TOM HIDDLESTON: “O beware my lord of jealousy, it is the green eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds on” (Othello)

QUESTION: Five years ago, would you have believed that you would play the most badass villain in superhero movie history? #Avengers

TOM HIDDLESTON: Bless you! And no.

QUESTION: Will we see you pole dancing again in #Avengers?just like we did in Thor:)

TOM HIDDLESTON: Ahem… (clears throat)… er… well… I don’t think so. Joss?

Source: Comic Book Movie

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