Joss Whedon Confirms Loki Is Not in 'The Avengers 2'

The filmmaker confirms that he has finished the first draft of his screenplay for this Marvel Phase Two ensemble sequel.
Director Joss Whedon confirms that Tom Hiddelston's Loki is not in The Avengers 2
Director Joss Whedon confirms that Tom Hiddelston's Loki is not in The Avengers 2
The Avengers 2 writer-director Joss Whedon revealed over the weekend that Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston in Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, will not be featured in the upcoming Marvel Phase Two sequel.

"Immitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, and Loki is not there to say those terrible things."


Tom Hiddleston does return in Thor: The Dark World, debuting in theaters this fall, but it isn't known why the villain does not make an appearance in The Avengers 2. The filmmaker also confirmed a story from April that he has finished the first draft of the sequel, and that the rest of the Marvel's The Avengers cast is returning.

"I've turned in a first draft, but the story is very set. Everybody's very much on board with the exact movie I'm trying to make which is what worked the first time."


It isn't clear when production will begin at this time, but it will likely start sometime next year, after Guardians of the Galaxy finishes shooting.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.



Sources: Empire

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  1. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic coarse what i just said is if loki was in the avengers 2 but frankly hes not

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  2. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Oh, you did?

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  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Loki won't be in The Avengers 2.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic but loki didnt have to be a the villain in the avengers 2 he could still help the avengers

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I think Joss Whedon wants all the Avengers movies meaning Avengers 2 and Avengers 3 after the first Avengers movie that's already been released, to have a new villain in each of them and not be redundant having the same villain in each Avengers movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Ghostman

    I agree with @thedude1 Loki's story will most likely be wrapped up in Thor: The Dark World. @undeadslayer4 I see no point in having Loki be the villain for a second time; would make it repetitive to do so. The Avengers have a ton more villains to battle, not just Loki.

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  7. TheDude1

    @undeadslayer4 I think the Loki storyline ends at the end of the Avengers or it will end in Thor 2 at least for now.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic how is that a good move

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  9. undeadslayer4

    @Erikajinx ya but he cant just barge into asgard and take loki

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  10. undeadslayer4

    @thedude1 why did they get rid of loki in the first place its gonna screw up the story line

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  11. TheDude1

    @Kill-Bill Marvel/Disney often ignores the comics anyway so why not again here? And with good writing it would have made sense.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. Kill-Bill

    @thedude1 Major villains first need a set-up, look at the comics

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  13. Erikajinx

    I get that we have to move on with villains but couldn't he just appear as a villain I mean thanos does have a death threat on Loki because he failed to give them what they want. But rumors you know how they he could appear but as a cameo probably for Thor 3 if they make one

    1 year agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  14. TheDude1

    @Kill-Bill I can understand that thinking however the Avengers itself is huge and massive. So starting with a major villain would have fit the movie.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. Kill-Bill

    @thedude1 and if you want Ultron you first need Hank Pym

    1 year agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  16. Kill-Bill

    @thedude1 they needed a not too big villain to set-up the teamup. I still want Ultron for Avengers 2 with maybe the MoE. Leave Thanos for 3

    1 year agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  17. TheDude1

    @Kill-Bill Ultron would have been a good idea. Thanos even should have been choose first over Loki.

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  18. Kill-Bill

    @thedude1 What was your choice for main villain? I read the comics and I think you know it, but he's the first villain of the Avengers.

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  19. TheDude1

    @Kill-Bill He is an enemy for Thor no doubt. I'm just saying he was a bad choice for the Avengers film.

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  20. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Well logically Loki has been immersed in the series too much, not that that is a negative, but its showing that Whedon is moving onto different lores and verses to veer off with.

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  21. Kill-Bill

    @thedude1 Loki is the archenemy and one of the first enemies of Thor so he was that fitted in.

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  22. Fry_3000

    Yep agree keep Loki in Thor land for the time. Bring in other villains from marvel universe.

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  23. Hideki Ryuga

    Oh!
    not even a flashback
    @thedude1 in the first I thought the same but than I realized that Loki is a master of schemes and his appearance turns to be a surprise when you start to see what he does.

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  24. ejk1

    Loki can stay in Thor section of the Marvel U and still cause trouble for his brother. But yeah, this is a good move. Showcase other Marvel villains.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. Sean

    Good move.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  26. skywise

    Loki is a great villain but its better to put him on the sideline after Thor 2.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  27. EmmyttWolfe

    Good leave room for a new villain to set up Marvel Phase 3.

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