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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 66

Master Manipulators

Minute Sixty Six: From No Way Natasha Will Let Loki Out to Loki Lashing Out

Matthew Costello, author of several works on politics and superheroes including Secret Identity Crisis: Comic books and the Unmasking of Cold War America, joins us in this episode!

In the sixty-sixth minute of The Avengers

We’re in the middle of the conversation/interrogation/manipulation match between Loki and Natasha. It’s a strong conversation and great minute in the film. Loki clearly got a lot of info out of Clint to use against Natasha, but would it have made sense for Clint to also have told Loki that she’d be expecting that? And that perhaps she’d be using that knowledge against Loki? We decide that it’s likely Loki’s hubris meant he never even asked Clint any more details beyond what he’d given already. The construction of the scene is great, particularly the reflection of Loki as he walks toward the glass to confront her. The performers are nailing their roles here. Its certainly gives us a lot to discuss. Tune in!

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Andy Nelson and Pete Wright reach the first team-up movie in the MCU: Marvel’s The Avengers, and they’re taking it apart one blue-beamed minute at a time.