Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Whedon: No Hiddleston in Avengers 2

Tom Hiddleston won't be in the next Avengers film

Tom Hiddleston will not be in The Avengers 2, director Joss Whedon has revealed.

The British actor will not be reprising his role as Thor's brother Loki in the highly anticipated sequel, alongside expected returning cast members Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.

Talking about a specific phrase used by the character in last year's The Avengers, Joss told Empire: "Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you'll be looking for [a 'quim' moment].

"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."

Tom previously admitted his doubts about returning for the second Avengers instalment.

"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," he said in December.

Tom added: "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. But I'd love to be part of it again."

The sequel is expected to be released in 2015.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

Gaining admission to a society or club may not be possible. Try to stay philosophical. You'll receive a great deal of emotional and financial support from family. Lean on relatives for help when your self esteem plunges. In time, you'll be ready to pick yourself up and try again. Don't set your heart on a particular institution. The Universe may be steering you to a more suitable place. Widen your search and keep an open mind. Be honest about your background and experience.More