”this universe prefers old patterns, old cycles. it would prefer me in an old shape. these files - these stories - have a gravity that pulls at me. that would crush me back into what i no longer am. away with them, then. i did terrible things to be loki - things that haunt me, crimes that cannot be forgiven - but i am loki. and more than that - i am myself.”
Joe Russo: Our process a lot of times is film geekdom and I think it was Stravinsky who said, “Good musicians don’t borrow, they steal.” Well, we steal a lot. And this is Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back getting tortured. I remember being eleven or twelve in the theater watching him scream as they walked away and thinking, “Oh my God, that’s horrifying.”
Anthony Russo: Our innovation was to remove his shirt.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Audio Commentary