Joss Whedon confirms no Loki in The Avengers 2
The legion of Tom Hiddleston fans around the world will probably be a little bummed out at the news that the War Horse actor will not be returning in the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers. Director Joss Whedon hesitantly confirmed that the Asgardian God of Mischief who plagued Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. in last year’s top grossing film. When Whedon was asked a half-serious question about whether the sequel would feature another Old-English little used world like ‘quim’, Whedon replied, “Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you’ll be looking for quim. No, first of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki’s not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back, not as an insult, it’s just a nice word.”
While the confirmation from Whedon has just been revealed, it should come as no surprise that Loki will not feature in The Avengers 2. The character has already appeared as the protagonist in Thor, The Avengers and will also play a lead role in Thor: The Dark World. That’s already the most appearances by any one villain in a Marvel Studios film. While the character and Hiddleston do have a large fandom, it’s a smart movie on the studio’s part to realize that audiences would probably be nearing Loki-fatigue after Thor: The Dark World is released this November. New characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, villains turned do-gooders, are confirmed to appear in the film and it’s probably safe to assume they’ll be depicted true to their comic book roots and begin the film as adversaries to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.