Calling all Avengers fans! If you’re a Loki lover, you may need to brace yourself for what I’m about to tell you.
While writing the first movie, Avengers writer and director Joss Whedon had toyed around with the idea of having another villain join forces with Loki to team up against the Avengers, but he left the unnamed bad guy out.
Whedon hasn’t announced who that mystery villain is, because that character may be the one replacing Loki in the sequel. Yes, replacing.
Last year, Tom Hiddleston led some to believe that he wouldn’t be rejoining the cast for The Avengers 2. He also claimed that he had absolutely no idea if he’d be asked back or not.
"I don’t know, and that really is the honest answer. I know I’ve been known for obfuscation in other quarters, but I have no idea. I haven’t spoken to Joss. He’s definitely doing it. So I suspect not, only because I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy. Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight." Hiddleston told MSN, last December.
Well, Joss has finally cleared things up for us.
Whedon told the Empire podcast that Loki will not, in fact, be making an appearance in Avengers 2.
"Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment in [Avengers 2] and you’ll be looking for ‘quim.’ 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.”
While Loki isn’t making an Avengers return yet, rest assured Loki lovers, he will be returning to the big screen to continue the sibling rivalry in Thor: The Dark World, due to hit theaters on November 8, 2013. This time alongside villains like Malekith The Accursed (played by Christopher Eccleston).