Remember back in November, when Heimdall actor Idris Elba let it slip that he had shot a scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston?
But if you've seen or are going to see the movie this weekend, you might notice that Hiddleston’s Loki is conspicuously absent from the said scene. And with his Avengers scepter playing a massive role in the sequel's event, one might have expected Thor’s brother would worm his way into the story.
So MTV talked to the writer/director Joss Whedon about what happened to this lost cameo. And Whedon explained, he cut the scene out to make room for Age of Ultron’s even bigger moments.
“We did shoot something and it didn’t play. The movie has so much, is so filled and we didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it but I understood the decision, ‘Now there are too many voices in the chorus.’ At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing.” Whedon told MTV.
Hopefully the scene with everyone’s favorite trickster god will make its way to the deleted scenes of the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray. You can check out Whedon’s full thoughts on Loki in his MTV interview.
Also in related news, that will piece together what fans have been wondering for a while now. Warning SPOILERS.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has clarified that Thanos’ gauntlet is not the same one on Asgard. Meaning: the Marvel Cinematic Universe has two Infinity Gauntlets. As Feige put it:
“There are two different gloves," he told CinemaBlend. "That was not Odin’s vault that you see at the end.”
Avengers: Infinity War: Part One hits theaters in 2018.