Earlier this year, Idris Elba, who has played Heimdall in the Thor films, let it slip that he’d filmed a scene with Tom Hiddleston for Avengers: Age of Ultron. For those that have already seen the film, you’re probably wondering why Loki didn’t make the final cut.
Well, while speaking to MTV, writer/director Joss Whedon explained that while Tom did film a scene for the film, they had to cut it because it “didn’t play”.
He continued on, explaining that there was already so much taking place during the film:
“The movie has so much. It’s so filled. We didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it, but I understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus.”
Perhaps with the DVD and Blu-Ray release rumored to have an extended edition and an alternate ending, we’ll be able to see what footage Hiddleston filmed for the Avengers sequel. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki for Thor: Ragnarok, which is set for release on November 3, 2017.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently in theaters. You can read our non-spoiler review here.