Full credit to Tom Hiddleston: The man knows when he’s got a good thing going. Recently the emails between himself and Joss Whedon about The Avengers were released as part of Whedon’s autobiography, and they’re a reminder of just how awesome Hiddleston is.
Instead of quoting the letter, we’ll just post it in full:
It’s worth noting the original draft wasn’t met with quite so much enthusiasm; in fact, Whedon completely rewrote it with input from the cast, which is part of the reason Loki gets such delicious lines and why the Hulk was such a breakout star in the movie. Oddly, listening to your cast and then doing what they ask of you tends to yield a better movie.
If you’re curious for the whole thing, Joss Whedon: The Biography, written by Amy Pascale, is out tomorrow. If you just want more Tom Hiddleston being Loki, far be it from us not to help: