Two. Walking down the steps of the Halls of Justice in Cleveland, which were doubling as a museum in Stuttgart in The Avengers, dressed in a black suit and carrying sort of the Fred Astaire cane version of Loki’s staff, and flipping it, literally like a cane, and smacking a security guard in the face.
It was so fun because there was something of a showman’s elegance about it. It was Loki’s emergence from the underground in The Avengers. It was all going to be set to this amazing piece of Schubert, as it was. Joss’s script described: Loki flips his staff.
And in the same beat, forehands a security guard across the face. And we did it in one take. I felt like I was seven years old when I was doing it.