HIDDLESTON: LOKI Cut From AGE OF ULTRON Because He Stole The Movie

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Many fans were left wondering why Tom Hiddleston's Loki didn't have a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron. After all, his turn as the Asgardian villain was one of the best parts of the first Avengers film. As it turns out, Loki did appear in Age of Ultron - he was simply cut when it was discovered that his brief cameo made the plot too complicated for wide audiences.

"I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor," Hiddleston told Digital Spy. "I shot for a day, and I enjoyed it very much, and then I received a phone call from [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige...who said, basically, in test screenings, audiences had sort of overemphasized Loki's role. So they thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron, and that it was actually imbalancing peoples' expectations."

Hiddleston wasn't bitter about his part being trimmed, however. 

"It made sense to me when I saw the film. Ultron was the bad guy. That was important. And that's why Loki wasn't in it."

Check out the whole interview right here:

Avengers: Age of Ultron is available on home video now.

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