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

May 1, 2015
Source: MTV


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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  • Xerxexx
    A Loki break is needed.
  • theslayer5150
    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.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Not bummed. The movie was great even without him.
  • Rauncor
    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.
  • TheOct8pus
    I like him 'cause he's low key
  • Wirehedd
    Always leave'em wanting more.
  • InvisiGhost
    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
    • Sweet BBC
      I don't like you. Think your parents way overrated you.
      • InvisiGhost
        awww...poor wittle baby..sowwie i hurt your wittle feelwings
      • Sliquid
        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.
        • Sweet BBC
          least makes me a winner, unlike you a life long loser.
    • davidshaw
      my god you're a stupid person with no appreciation for good acting and a good character
      • FeliXinside
        So because he gave his PERSONAL opinion he's stupid?
      • InvisiGhost
        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
        • Sliquid
          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
  • TFCB
    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.
    Loki is in Asgard. 'nuff said.
  • 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.
  • Neuromancer
    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.
  • MaqueeStalker
    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.




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