What was first alluded to by Joss Whedon back in June has been confirmed by Tom Hiddleston: Loki, the character Hiddleston has played to much fanfare in "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," will not be a part of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."
"He's not in it," Hiddleston told EW.com about Loki. "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."
Hiddleston's comments are a variation on statements made by Whedon, who will return as director for "The Avengers 2."
"Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you'll be looking for [a 'mewling quim' moment]," Whedon said to Empire Magazine in June of this year. "First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki's not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back, not as an insult, it's just a nice word." ("Quim" is a British slang word that Loki uses to slag Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in the first film.)
Loki fans disappointed with this news can take solace in the fact that Hiddleston appears in the "Thor" sequel "Thor: The Dark World," which is out in theaters on Nov. 8.
For more, head to EW.com.