Joss Whedon Confirms a Loki Scene Was Cut From Avengers: Age of Ultron

Friday, 01 May 2015 - 12:20PM
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 12:20PM
Joss Whedon Confirms a Loki Scene Was Cut From Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently lighting up box-offices around the world, recording sales of over $300m worldwide since it opened last week, but those in North America getting ready to see Joss Whedon's movie this weekend may be interested to hear that, despite his huge popularity among Marvel fans, mischievous demigod Loki will not be making an appearance in the movie. While a lack of Loki may not be a surprise to many, the fact that scenes containing Tom Hiddleston's character were shot for the movie but failed to make the final cut, may raise a few eyebrows. In an interview with MTV, Joss Whedon revealed that despite Loki's huge following, the scenes containing the master of mischief were dropped in order to focus on other elements of the Age of Ultron story.



"We did shoot something, but it didn't play," said Whedon. "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."

That's an interesting choice of language by Whedon, and it's clear that if he were to have his way, Loki would have at least made a brief appearance in the movie. Clearly the Marvel bigwigs were conscious that there was already a lot going on in Age of Ultron, especially with the introduction of two new heroes and a need to start building tension for Captain America: Civil War.

But if you're feeling a bit let down by the decision not to have Tom Hiddleston's character in the movie, don't fret too much, because it was recently announced that the Blu-Ray version of Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature a Joss Whedon director's cut, which is almost to contain the Loki scene Whedon referenced in the interview.

To hear Whedon's comments in full, check out the interview in the video below.
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