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Matt McGloin

Tom Hiddleston Explains Why Loki Was Cut From Avengers 2


Originally, Tom Hiddleston was supposed to appear in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron; however, Marvel ended up cutting Loki from the film.

Now we find out why.

Tom Hiddleston reveals to Variety that it was because of test audiences.

“It was a part of a dream sequence. It was a part of Thor's nightmare. Thor has a dream where he meets Loki and Heimdall," Hiddleston explained. "It was a day long shoot for me, loved seeing Joss [Whedon] again and Chris [Hemsworth] and Idris [Elba]. As they were testing the film, the initial audiences were like ‘oh Loki is controlling Ultron!’, and Kevin Feige and all the guys at Marvel were like ‘um, no, he’s not’. So they just thought it was confusing. So they were like we have to get rid of it.”

Joss Whedon also said why the scene was cut was because it didn't fit with how Thor was portrayed in Avengers 2 and more.

The good news is that Tom Hiddleston will be back as Loki for Thor: Ragnarok, which hits November 3, 2017.

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