Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Where Was Loki?


(NOTE: This post has mild spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Nothing gives away any plot points, but it does discuss briefly who is and isn’t in the movie. Be forewarned!)

So a while back, there were reports that Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba would be needed for Avengers: Age of Ultron, as their characters Loki and Heimdall would be in it in some capacity. Fans got excited, especially the Hiddlestoners, whose numbers of legion.

If you’ve seen Age of Ultron, you no doubt noticed that Heimdall did show up, in a brief but somewhat important scene. Loki? Not so much.

As it turns out, the early reports weren’t incorrect. Director Joss Whedon always intended for the God of Mischief to appear, but in the end, the shots ended up getting cut.

Here’s what Whedon told MTV:

"We did shoot something, but it didn’t play. The movie has so much. It’s so filled. We didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it, but I understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus."

Honestly, without having seen the footage myself, that’s probably a wise choice. Trying to cram in too many characters has been the downfall of many a super hero sequel, and there’s no reason to tempt fate in that regard if it’s not warranted. It would be interesting to know Loki’s take on the grander scheme enveloping the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I also agree with MTV that we’ll get to see that soon enough.

Sorry Hiddlestoners. I know how disappointed you must be.

(via MTV)

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