Loki fans, time to break out your sad-faces: the Asgardian Trickster God won't be coming back for "The Avengers 2."
Director Joss Whedon broke the news while speaking with Empire recently, stating that he's not aiming to chase the same successes of his first record-breaking "Avengers" film while developing the upcoming sequel. Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite villain is a casualty in that regard.
"Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you'll be looking for [a quim moment]," said Whedon. "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."
There you have it: "Loki's not there." Not that Loki doesn't have a role to play in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mind you. Hiddleston is very much a part of "Thor: The Dark World," and there are certainly other films that could have use of Loki's services — just not the "Avengers" sequel, sadly.
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