Tom Hiddleston's Loki Missing From Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron—Joss Whedon Explains Why

Idris Elba had signaled that the character would make an appearance in the anticipated new sequel

By Corinne Heller May 01, 2015 8:50 PMTags
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Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally in theaters in the United States and appears to be missing someone...

If you've seen the movie, and you're a fan of Tom Hiddleston, his character Loki and, well, justice, you may be feeling like this right now:

That's right. There was no trace of the British hottie anywhere in the anticipated sequel, as signaled last year by fellow heartthrob Idris Elba, who proves yet again how much of a heartbreaker he is.

"Tom is not in the movie. Idris [Elba] misspoke...twice," director Joss Whedon told MTV News in a video interview posted on Friday.

We did shoot something and it didn't play…the movie has so much, is so filled and we didn't want to feel overstuffed," he said. "And I really wanted to have Loki in it but I understood the decision…that it was just like, ‘OK, now there are too many voices in the chorus.'"

(Spoiler ahead!)

Elba, who plays Heimdall in the Thor films, had told the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph in November that he had filmed a scene for The Avengers: Age of Ultron with Hiddleston, who reprised his Thor and Avengers role as Loki, and Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, a key cast member.

Whedon was far from thrilled about Elba's spoiler reveal, later telling Vulture, "Um, should he receive an email from me, there might be an attitude of scold."

Heimdall did make it into The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

You can, however, expect to see Loki in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in that franchise.

But since that's like an eternity from now, we're hoping for an epic, epic Avengers: Age of Ultron deleted scene on the Blu-ray. Wink.