Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki Will Not Appear In ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’


Whether you thought his Loki-pokey stick at the beginning of Avengers was absurd or not, there is no denying that Joss Whedon and Tom Hiddleston formed a connection with viewers through the character of Loki, Thor’s often villainous brother, long before the film’s final frames hit the screen. Many assumed the film’s ending meant they could expect a return of Loki in a later film, especially after Hiddleston appeared in full makeup at this year’s Comic-Con, but the man himself has confirmed to news outlets this morning that Loki will not be appearing in the highly-anticipated Avengers sequel.

“He’s not in it,” Hiddleston told Entertainment Weekly. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”

As much as I loved Loki in the original, I have to agree with what Hiddleston says here. The Marvel universe is far too vast to keep tapping the same characters as villains time and time again.

If you’re feeling a sudden rush of sadness flow through your body upon learning this news, just remind yourself that Hiddleston is confirmed to reprise the role of Loki in Thor: The Dark World, which opens this November. We’re still not sure what role Loki will play in the film, but Hiddleston’s comments lead us to believe that we can expect something fittingly grandiose.

“Oh, I’ve got plenty to do in Thor [2], believe me. A lot of new stuff. It’s a new iteration of the character. It’s a new development. Another trick, another poker game for the god of mischief. And he plays it well.”

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