Director Joss Whedon explained to millions of disappointed fans why Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is not part of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
If you were excited to see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) getting taunted by his evil brother Loki in the huge blockbuster you will be in for a big let-down. He is only in it for a very short scene.
In an interview with MTV, Whedon is talking about why the major character is M.I.A.
“We did shoot something, but 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 understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus.”
Laughing, Whedon added, “At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing.”
Loki, played brilliantly by Hiddleston is a fan favorite and despite all the stars that do make an appearance in Age of Ultron, many will be sad not to have the character creating problems this time around.
Avengers: Age of Ultron’s all star cast includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), James Spader (Ultron’s voice), and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and is now open in theaters. Check your local listings.
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