Last week, director Joss Whedon confirmed that Tom Hiddelston's Loki did appear in an Avengers: Age of Ultron scene, but it was eventually cut from the final film. The director explained that he "understood the decision," which hinted that it wasn't his call to excise Loki from the adventure. During his chat with the Empire Film Podcast, Joss Whedon says that he wanted Loki to appear in Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) dream sequence, which was caused by Scarlet Witch's (Elizabeth Olsen) mind-bending powers.
"In Thor's dream, I thought, 'who's going to walk him through his dream?' and it's gotta be Loki, he's so important to the mythos. But [Marvel] are like, 'We can't get Tom [Hiddleston], we can't make a deal. You can have Idris [Elba]. I was like, 'Oh, I love Idris! This is great!' And then I talked to Tom and said, 'I would never pressure you, but I really feel like it would be great if you could do this,' and he was like, 'Sure.' And they're like, 'But we already have Idris!' And again, I had no problem there. Everybody's in! We even had a little reference to the fact that he's taken the throne, which was Tom doing his Anthony Hopkins impression when Thor says, 'Oh, what would father say?' Then Tom does his Hopkins impression, and Thor's like, 'That is uncanny!' It's sort of like his subconscious is telling him that Loki was imitating his father. But he would never make that connection. And we had Loki in the second part of [Thor's] dream and [Marvel] was like, 'Well that doesn't work and we don't want to introduce Loki' this late."
Since this scene was actually filmed, it's possible that fans may get to see it when the Blu-ray and DVD is released later this year. Joss Whedon has already hinted that fans will see more of Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) on the Blu-ray and DVD release, so hopefully we'll get to see this Loki scene as well. It also isn't known if this scene where it's implied that Loki has taken the Asgardian throne will come into play in Thor: Ragnarok, which is scheduled for release on November 3, 2017. Would you have liked to see Loki in the theatrical cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Let us know what you think below.