There are very few heroes in the world that are more popular than the Avengers, but there are some villains that may surpass a few of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in popularity. A prime example is Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. I mean, just look at the reaction he got when he walked onstage in Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The God of Mischief’s appearance practically blew the roof off of the place and broke the internet, so it’s safe to say that he’s well liked among the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Unfortunately, for those of you anticipating the appearance of Thor’s brother in the sequel to ‘The Avengers’, you’re about to be disappointed. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Hiddleston himself revealed that Loki has nothing to do with ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’. In the interview, the actor goes into why his character has run his course in Joss Whedon’s films:
“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.
When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn’t in ‘Die Hard 2’. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the ‘Lost Ark’ to the’ Temple of Doom’, there was a whole new bad guy. I think keeping it fresh and new is good for ‘The Avengers’ even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”
While that news may be hard to take for some of you, there is still a glimmer of hope for the Hiddlestoners out there. The actor explains that there’s still plenty for Loki to do in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, which hits theaters in November. So don’t pine for too long, True Believers, because your Loki fix will still be satisfied even though he won’t be going toe to toe with the Hulk or Iron Man again any time soon.
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.