Tom Hiddleston has finally revealed the reason why we didn’t see Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Speaking to Digital Spy while doing promotion for his latest flick Crimson Peak, the actor admitted that confusion over Loki’s role in the movie led to Marvel president Kevin Feige and the film’s director Joss Whedon pulling the plug on the cameo.
For anyone not able to view the video at the top of this post, I went ahead and transcribed;
“I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor, and I shot for a day, and enjoyed it very much, and then I received a phone call from Kevin Feige, and basically Kevin said, and I’m just going to tell the truth, because it’s the cleanest way of doing it, that in test screenings audiences had overemphasised Loki’s role, so they thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron, and it was actually imbalancing people’s expectations. So Joss and Kevin were like, ‘We gotta, let’s cut it, it’s confusing people’.”
Hiddleston is expected to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Thor: Ragnarok, due out on 3 November 2017.