Truth be told, there is one character that we were hoping to see from Marvel‘s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and it’s mostly because he is burdened with glorious purpose. Yup, we’re talking about Loki of Asgard.
You see, Loki isn’t just the main antagonist of the first “Avengers” film. Though the Avengers team is what made the movie worth watching, Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki is the integral part of the movie as his scepter would fuel much of the action in the sequel.
However, the Earth’s mightiest heroes are dealing with Ultron, a new baddie who will be taking up a major part of the movie. We will also be introduced to a few new characters, who may or may not become part of the Avengers. There isn’t enough time for a secondary antagonist, unless he/she appears in a dream sequence or brief flashback scene.
So, did Hiddleston appear in the film as Loki? Well, he did. But his scene was deleted from the final cut, as confirmed by director Joss Whedon.
If you haven’t watched the film, then it’s time to look away now because Whedon’s explanation contains potential spoiler.
Idris Elba, who starred in “Thor” as Heimdall, previously let it slip that he had shot a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in the sequel. But contrary to what Elba said, Hiddleston did not appear in the movie and Elba himself only appeared in Thor’s terrible visions of the future in Asgard.
When MTV asked Whedon about the lost cameo, the director said:
We did shoot something, but it didn’t play.
But it seemed like he may not be the one who decided to remove Loki’s scene as he further explained:
The movie has so much. It’s so filled. We didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it, but I understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus.
“At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing,” he added.
Well, that’s kind of upsetting, but we will respect Marvel’s decision. Furthermore, we sort of know how it’ll play out, especially since Loki was already posing as Odin in Asgard. Perhaps we will see more of Thor’s visions of apocalyptic future in “Thor: Ragnarok”, or you know, the Blu-ray version of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.