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Tom Hiddleston Clarifies Why Loki Wasn't In 'Age Of Ultron'

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 6/10/2015 Matthew Jacobs
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When it was revealed that Loki would be cut from "Avengers: Age of Ultron," director Joss Whedon blamed it on the movie being "overstuffed." Now we know exactly why Thor's brother got the ax: The movie was overstuffed.

"I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor," Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, recalled in a new interview with Digital Spy. "I shot for a day and enjoyed it very much. And then I received a phone call from Kevin Feige. Basically, Kevin said that in test screenings, audiences had sort of over-emphasized Loki’s role; they thought that Loki was controlling Ultron. It was imbalancing people’s expectations. So they said, 'Let's cut it because it's confusing people.'”

It's pretty hard to argue with that logic, and anyway, there's plenty more where Loki came from. He's expected to appear prominently in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok" and in both parts of "Avengers: Infinity War," slated for 2018 and 2019, respectively. Thank goodness. We really need to stop tearing up at the thought of Hiddleston tearing up at the thought of "Thor: The Dark World" maybe being his final Marvel movie.

   

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