Hiddles Explains Why Loki Isn't In 'Age Of Ultron'

If you would be so kind, please scroll your memory all the way back to May 2015. OK, now that we’re there, do you remember when Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters? Of course you do! Do you remember when the epic superhero movie smashed the box offices with Thor’s hammer? Of course you do! And do you remember the notable absence of Tom Hiddleston’s character? Of course you do! Do you want to hear Hiddles's take on the subject? Of course you do! In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Tom Hiddleston revealed why Loki did not make the final cut of Age of Ultron. So, why wasn't Thor’s adoptive brother in the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers? Here’s what the actor said:

I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor. And I shot for a day and enjoyed it very much. And then I received a phone call from Kevin Feige — well, Joss emailed me — but basically Kevin said ... that in test screenings, audiences had overemphasized Loki's role, so they thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron, and it was actually imbalancing people's expectations.

The brief Loki cameo gummed up the plot's works. So, the brief Loki cameo had to go. And that is why Feige and Whedon opted to remove the schemin' villain from the film altogether. Hiddles, forever the charming and gracious guy, doesn’t seem to take it personally though:

It made sense to me when I saw the film. Ultron was the bad guy, that was important, and that was why Loki wasn’t in it.

Do you want to watch the Hiddles interview? Of course you do!

Let's hope 2017 treats Loki fans better than 2015 did.