Tom Hiddleston has confirmed that Loki won’t appear in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Speaking to EW, the actor said “He’s not in it. 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.”
“When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn’t in Die Hard 2. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the Lost Ark to the Temple of Doom, there was a whole new bad guy. I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”
However, if fans are worried about a lack of Loki-time, Hiddleston assured the site that there is plenty of the God of Mischief in Thor: The Dark World. “Oh, I’ve got plenty to do in Thor , 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.”
Thor: The Dark World is in cinemas 30 October. You can buy Marvel’s Avengers Assemble on Blu-ray for £16.87 at Amazon.co.uk.