At the Kapow Comic Con it was stated that Hiddleston said he will not be appearing in The Avengers.
Not sure if we ever got official word that was actually said, but when the news hit - theories flew and people cried.
Now, Marvel.com has officially announced that shooting is underway and with that, Hiddleston will be reprising his role as Loki.
Could be a response to the post-credit scene from Thor getting leaked (Major Spoilers!).
There ya have it.
They also released the following "set" image featuring the names of the heroes set to assemble.
The Avengers assembles in theaters May 4th 2012.