Tom Hiddleston recently shed some light on his role of Loki, and how he originally filmed a cameo for the 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. In a question and answer session with Variety, Hiddleston explained why the cameo didn’t make it into the final theatrical cut of the movie.
According to Hiddleston, it was a result of test audiences misinterpreting Loki’s appearance in the story. Test audiences seemed to believe that Loki was actually controlling Ultron and undermining the new villain. Hiddleston stated,“As they were testing the film, the initial audiences were like ‘oh Loki is controlling Ultron!’, and Kevin Feige and all the guys at Marvel were like ‘um, no, he’s not’. So they just thought it was confusing.”
The good news is that Hiddleston will be back as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, which is due out in 2017. Based on how things ended with the character at the end of Thor: The Dark World, it should be pretty interesting to see how that thread is picked up again. It looks like Thor will yet again have his hands full in dealing with his scheming and sociopathic brother.
Thor: Ragnarok is due out in theaters on November 3, 2017.
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