Loki Will Not Return for The Avengers 2
Tom Hiddleston has confirmed that his Marvel character, Loki, will not return for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hiddleston told Entertainment Weekly, “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”
Part of the success of The Avengers was due to the way Hiddleston made us love to hate Loki. Although, it was more hate I felt after he, smugly, cut the beloved Agent Phil Coulson's (Clark Gregg) time in The Avengers short.
Hiddleston's trouble-making role allowed him some of the most fun of his career, but he knows that it is time for the franchise to go on without his character.
"I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film.”
I, for one, will miss the adopted child angst (as Thor put it in The Avengers) that Loki's character brought to the group. However, fans will not have to go into a state of withdrawal, like I almost did, because Loki will return to reek havoc in Thor: The Dark World on Nov. 8.
“Oh, I’ve got plenty to do in Thor , believe me.” It’s a new development. Another trick, another poker game for the god of mischief. And he plays it well.”