Joss Whedon Explains LOKI'S Cut From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON And Other Things


Idris Elba let slip last year that he had filmed an Avengers: Age of Ultron scene with Tom Hiddleston, but while Heimdall does make an appearance in the Marvel sequel, Loki is nowhere to be seen. Evidently, Hiddleston's cameo was left on the cutting room floor, as Joss Whedon now confirms.

“We did shoot something, but it didn’t play,” the Age of Ultron writer-director told MTV News. “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.  Whedon added, “At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing.”

Perhaps, Tom Hiddleston's cameo will be included in the many deleted scenes to be featured on the Blu-ray and DVD* release for Avengers: Age of Ultron. In the meantime, we can still expect the God of Mischief's full-fledged return in Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017.


*Amazon a few days ago showed that Marvel has plans for an extended cut and alternate ending for Avengers: Age of Ultron when it reaches DVD and Blu-ray. The information came from an email which was sent out by Amazon with a link to pre-order the sequel. Well, the online shopping service has now sent out another - to UK customers - which reveals that the information they sent out "may not be correct" because "the studio hasn't yet confirmed which special features will be included."

That all makes sense, especially when Avengers: Age of Ultron has only just come out in the UK. However, it's hard to imagine that Amazon just plucked this information out of nowhere, so it could just be that they've had a telling off from Disney for revealing something they shouldn't have. We'll have to wait and see, but it will probably be a long time until we get any sort of confirmation


At the recent Los Angeles press day for the film, Collider landed an exclusive interview with Joss Whedon. He talked about memorable moments from filming, his first cut, deleted scenes, if he planted any hidden Easter Eggs, how the finished film compares to what he thought going in, future plans now that his Marvel contract has ended, the full version of “Save or Kill”, and more.



Ant-Man will be in theaters July 17, 2015; Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016; Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017; Spider-Man reboot – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Black Panther - July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019.

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