If you were hoping to see that silver-tongued, Asgardian prince of lies and mischief in The Avengers 2 ... stop.
Director Joss Whedon has pretty much dashed our hopes. He just confirmed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) would not be appearing in the sequel to Marvel’s hit summer movie, set to appear on screens in 2015.
Whedon—who is currently hard at work writing Avengers 2—let this piece of info slip in an Empire podcast, saying the villain we’ve come to know and love would not be back for the Avengers sequel.
"Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you'll be looking for 'quim'.
"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."
Hiddleston’s Loki was seen as the main villain in both Thor and The Avengers and will return for Thor: The Dark World.
We’re a bit bummed out by this news, since we think Loki is one of the most fascinating, multi-layered villains the Marvel films have had so far, but we also understand the need to have a brand-new Big Bad to make life miserable for our Avengers.
Are you as disappointed as we are that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will be left out of The Avengers 2?
(via MTV UK)