Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Avengers and Thor films, recently revealed his favorite piece of improvised comedy in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The MCU is filled to the brim with iconic, improvised moments of comedy. When Thor: Ragnarok hit theaters last year, the film was packed with brilliant moments of comedy that were sometimes written by the director and the stars on set. When asked about the best moment of comedy in the whole Marvel franchise, it’s hard not to pick a moment from the trilogy-ending film. In fact, when Hiddleston himself was asked about the subject, he chose one of the most iconic moments from Thor: Ragnarok.
The famous “Get help!” scene from the film is one of the most iconic moments not simply because it’s hilarious, it’s also a very important moment for the characters on an emotional level. Shockingly enough, the moment was created on set while they were filming. While Tom Hiddleston was attending ACE Comic-Con earlier this month, alongside Avengers: Infinity War star Elizabeth Olsen, Hiddleston was asked about his favorite moment of improv in the franchise and he picked one that’s hard to disagree with.
“I think that the one that’s kind of had its own life after the film is ‘get help’. We literally just came up with it on the day. As something, this idea that this is a trick that Thor and Loki used to, you know, they used to use it as a game when they were kids and they stopped doing it a long time ago but it used to work and it might just work this time.
They got one last ace up their sleeve and the idea that Loki hated it, and just was like, ‘I don’t want to do it. It’s humiliating.’ And that Thor was like, ‘You’re going to love it! Come on!’ in a big brother way. And then it works. In that moment, I always love the fact that it wasn’t just a funny moment, but actually, you understand something deeper about them as brothers, and I think those moments are really special.”
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Source: ACE Comic-Con