Joss Whedon Confirms That The Avengers 2 Will be Loki Free

Joss Whedon

After playing the chief villain in “Thor” and “The Avengers”, and set to reprise that villainy in “Thor: The Dark World”, Tom Hiddleston’s Asgardian troublemaker Loki will be absent from “The Avengers 2″, the writer/director/Marvel Cinematic Universe architect has now confirmed to Empire.

Says Whedon about Loki’s absence from “The Avengers 2″:

Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you’ll be looking for [a quim moment]. First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki’s not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back, not as an insult, it’s just a nice word.

I know everyone loves Hiddleston as Loki, but this is a very good idea. There’s no need to over expose him, and he’s quickly getting to that point, only two (and soon to be three) movies in. It makes sense that Loki would appear in “Thor: The Dark World”, he and Thor are forever linked, but he should stay absent from the rest of the MCU, especially as the universe goes more intergalactic. For a while, anyway.

For those of you who can’t enough of some Loki shenanigans, though, you should get your fill in “Thor: The Dark World”, opening this November 8th. (Watch a trailer for it below.)

“The Avengers”, meanwhile, is slated for 2015.