Newswire: Joss Whedon explains why there’s no Loki in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Although at times it feels like Avengers: Age Of Ultron includes every character who has ever appeared in a Marvel film (and even one who already starred in an entirely different superhero franchise), it turns out writer/director Joss Whedon did leave at least one big player on the cutting room floor: Tom Hiddleston’s Loki doesn’t pop up anywhere in Ultron, despite the fact that Idris Elba got in some hot water for spoiling a Loki cameo last fall.

MTV spoke to Whedon, who confirmed that Hiddleston did shoot some scenes for the film—they just didn’t make the final cut. Whedon jokes, “Idris misspoke… twice.”

He goes on to explain:

We did shoot something, and it didn’t play. 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 …

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