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Why Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Was Cut from ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Why Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Was Cut from ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’


Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was cut from The Avengers: Age of Ultron because test audiences were confused by his appearance and thought he was controlling Ultron in the scene.

The 35-year-old actor was set to make a small cameo in the 2015 film, but it was cut when the film’s first viewers thought it showed Loki was controlling Ultron.

He told Variety: “As they were testing the film, the initial audiences were like, ‘Oh, Loki is controlling Ultron!’

“And Kevin Feige [Marvel Studios president] and all the guys at Marvel were like, ‘Um, no, he’s not’. So they just thought it was confusing.”

Meanwhile, Hiddleston recently reprised his role as Loki for Thor: Ragnarok and likened it to “seeing an old friend again”. He shared: “It’s amazing to be back, amazing. I’ve only shot for about a week but it’s so much fun, because I haven’t played the character for three and a half years and the script is brilliant, [director] Taika Waititi is brilliant. I’ve shot a couple of scenes and it’s just the best fun. It is like seeing an old friend again.”

Hiddleston has previously suggested that Thor: Ragnarok would be the last time he plays Loki, saying: “‘Thor 3’ will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris. This will be my last time out of the gate.”

Asked about the possibility of being in The Avengers: Infinity War (which is about to begin pre-production in Atlanta, Georgia), he added: “I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.”

Hiddleston is also set to appear in Kong: Skull Island and is excited about the prospect as it is so different to any other role he has played.

“It’s cool, it’s gonna be new this time. ‘Kong’ was a change, to play a heroic protagonist – having never really played that role before – in a massive movie,” Hiddleston commented. “And Jordan’s vision for it is really unique: completely different time period, different story, and ‘Kong’ like you’ve never seen him before.”

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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