Remember when the internet was set a flutter in the months before the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron with all the news about all the cameos that will be found there in? Of course you don’t, you’re still wallowing in the disappointment over the finished film. One of the things you may be disappointed about is the lack of appearance of Loki, the villain of the first Avengers film played by Tom Hiddleston. While talking about his new film, Crimson Peak, Hiddleston was asked about what happened, and why it turned out that Loki was cut from the film. The actor gave the following honest answer.
While taking to Digital Spy about Crimson Peak, Hiddleston said that he was asked to appear in Age of Ultron, shot on set for one day, and then… Well, we’ll let him take it from there.
If you’re more of a reader than a watcher, Hiddelston said that Loki appeared in Thor’s dream/nightmare sequence, and that the test audience thought that the implication of Loki’s appearance was that he was behind Ultron. Basically, that since Loki had the Mind Gem, and the Mind Gem played a further and bigger role in Age of Ultron, then Loki, people thought that Loki was Ultron’s puppet master, when the artificial intelligence was really his own villain. And no offense internet, but that totally sounds like something we Easter egg-obsessed lurkers would have absolutely believed.
So when can we see this deleted scene now that we know there’s no special significance? Well, no where of course. It wasn’t included on the recent home video release of Ultron, but it’s possible that it may turn up at some point in a special Phase 2 box set, or that director’s cut of Ultron that Joss Whedon said will never, ever happen. Just like how he said there would be no Loki appearance in Age of Ultron, but I digress.
Get Avengers: Age of Ultron on DVD and Blu-ray now. Hiddleston will likely next appear as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.
Source: Comic Book Movie