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Here's Why You Won't Be Seeing Loki in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

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May 1, 2015
Source: MTV

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You might remember last fall that Idris Elba let slip that he and Tom Hiddleston were going to pop up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, for those of us who saw the early showings of the movie last night around the United States, we noticed a distinct lack of Loki in the film, though Elba's character Heimdall does get some brief screentime. Well, Elba wasn't lying about Hiddleston shooting stuff for the Marvel sequel, but it turns out the scene they shot just didn't work in the final cut. Joss Whedon was asked about the lack of Loki in the final cut of Age of Ultron, and he told MTV why the decision was made.

Here's what Whedon told MTV about the scene not making the cut:

"We did shoot something and it didn’t play. The movie has so much, is so filled and we didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it but I understood the decision, that it was just like, ‘Now there are too many voices in the chorus.’ At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing."

It's easy to tell where Loki would have come into play once you see Age of Ultron, but like Whedon says, it likely would have been too much in an already packed sequel. Plus, we're sure Loki will get plenty of screentime when Thor: Ragnarok comes around, especially considering how Thor: The Dark World ended. But what about this footage that was cut? Will we ever see it? The best bet would be that it pops up as a deleted scene on the home video release of Age of Ultron, and there have been even been rumblings of an extended cut of the film hitting Blu-Ray and DVD, but we'll have to wait and see. Anyone bummed?

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments

1

A Loki break is needed.

Xerxexx on May 1, 2015

2

Sometimes less is more. Not getting any Loki here will allow for more desire to see him later. Plus he was already the prime vilian in the first Avengers movie.

theslayer5150 on May 1, 2015

3

Not bummed. The movie was great even without him.

Tuomas Lassila on May 1, 2015

4

Sadly after looking past the oh so awesome action scenes the movie lacked a gigantic chunk of character that was filled in by tom hiddelston in the first movie.

Rauncor on May 1, 2015

5

I like him 'cause he's low key

TheOct8pus on May 1, 2015

6

Always leave'em wanting more.

Wirehedd on May 1, 2015

7

Tom is an awesome actor, but I never liked him as Loki..his character was way overrated...i think they made the right call with this

InvisiGhost on May 1, 2015

8

I don't like you. Think your parents way overrated you.

Sweet BBC on May 1, 2015

9

http://i.giphy.com/ywtJsowFklRvO.gif

InvisiGhost on May 1, 2015

10

awww...poor wittle baby..sowwie i hurt your wittle feelwings

InvisiGhost on May 1, 2015

11

Only d-bags like you would have a reply such as this one. You have been nominated for the King-Douchery Award of the year. Lets keep fingers crossed you win.

Sliquid on May 1, 2015

12

least makes me a winner, unlike you a life long loser.

Sweet BBC on May 1, 2015

13

http://i.giphy.com/O5NyCibf93upy.gif

Sliquid on May 1, 2015

14

my god you're a stupid person with no appreciation for good acting and a good character

davidshaw on May 1, 2015

15

So because he gave his PERSONAL opinion he's stupid?

FeliXinside on May 1, 2015

16

go elsewhere with that ignorant negativity..insults only come from a weak mind fella..I appreciate him greatly as an actor, as stated, but Loki is by far not what displays his acting abilities..if you were educated and informed enough, civil and decent adult conversation/debate would come natural, not insults

InvisiGhost on May 1, 2015

17

That may be MVP status for best repy, impressive. Some of these fanboys you see can't possibly think around their own personal feelings. Regardless, you are not alone good sir in your thoughts. Respect

Sliquid on May 1, 2015

18

I'm bummed that I go to news websites all pining to get the info out first and fastest and those of us who have yet to see these movies pretty much have to avoid the Internet or little things get ruined for us just by the titles of these articles.

TFCB on May 1, 2015

19

Loki is in Asgard. 'nuff said.

DAVIDPD on May 2, 2015

20

The less Loki, the better. He's ridiculous. Alas, He'll be back. 🙁 And Hollywoold/Pentagon/CIA doesn't need Loki to do ridiculous. Or attitude.

Arby on May 2, 2015

21

It really does make me wonder how many voices will be heard in the chorus that is Infinity War. Probably one of the few sequels I'm actually glad is a two-parter.

Neuromancer on May 3, 2015

22

Not bummed. You could totally tell they had way too much material for this movie. One scene specifically where Thor goes to some pool thingy-ma-jigger was obviously cut to hell. They explained the whole thing with a couple lines of dialogue but it was still very confusing. Maybe we will get some extra stuff later.

MaqueeStalker on May 6, 2015

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