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.

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    • NCounter

      Not Until Antman we don’t))) I think Thanos will entertain the heroes just fine for a while)

      • Dedpool

        Well since Antman will come before A2 I can see it happeneing. But Who’s to say Antman in the solo film will be Pym?

    • clarkspark

      Thanos for sure. Though an Age of Ultron would be awesome.

      • Dedpool

        Too bad Whedon has said Thanos will NOT be the big bad in Avengers 2 though. Ultron, not the current age of ultron story but any adpatation of his origin or something would be a better fit.

  • Lexavi80

    I agree he shouldn’t go back to Avengers 2, but he should be back big (maybe even as a hero) in Avengers 3.

  • Juggernaut

    I’d like to see Ultron as the villain in Avengers 2, Thanos in Avengers 3 and Loki back for a spot in the Masters Of Evil in Avengers 4!