Tom Hiddleston is Involved with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Reshoots
Early last month, Marvel's Thor franchise supporting star Idris Elba let slip that he and Tom Hiddlseton (who plays the villainous Loki) had shot some footage for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, that little tidbit wasn't meant to be revealed just yet, and Joss Whedon told Vulture he may contact Elba, "Should he receive an email from me, there might be an attitude of scold." However, it sounds like that information might have gotten out anyway as The Daily Mail reports that most of the principal members of superhero sequel cast, including Hiddlseton, have been asked to set aside time in January for reshoots.
In addition, to Hiddlseton, Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Bettany (The Vision) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) have all been asked to set aside two weeks in January to shoot some additional scenes at Pinewood Studios. The source says this is to add more action to the proceedings, though it seems a little late in the game to do that with a film that requires extensive visual effects. The reshoots may not be that extensive, perhaps only close-ups during action sequences, but this doesn't seem to be anything to worry about.
What's interesting is that Hiddleston is part of this call to make himself available for reshoots, just in case they need him. Does that mean he has a bigger part than we might have otherwise thought? Or does Joss Whedon feel the need to have a little more Loki in the movie? It's also interesting to note that Chris Evans hasn't been called back for reshoots in January, so apparently he's already getting enough action in the sequel. Anyway, we've still got plenty of time before The Avengers: Age of Ultron kicks off the blockbuster summer in May next year, so stay tuned for anymore information.