Whenever a movie as huge as Avengers: Age of Ultron is in its various stages of production, it's inevitable that rumors will spread, although we ultimately have to wait until said movie is released to determine whether or not they're true. You may recall that, back in November, actor Idris Elba let it slip that both his character Heimdall and Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be in Avengers: Age of Ultron. With Marvel's Phase Two sequel hitting theaters in preview screenings last night, fans discovered that this was both true and false, since Heimdall does appear in the sequel, but Loki is nowhere to be found. Now that the movie is in theaters, director Joss Whedon revealed that they did actually shoot a scene with Tom Hiddleston's Loki, but it ended up being cut from the final product.
"Tom is not in the movie. Idris misspoke... twice. We did shoot something and it didn't play. The movie has so much, is so filled and we didn't want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it but I understood the decision, 'Now there are too many voices in the chorus.' At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing."
Since this scene was actually filmed, it's possible that it may end up as a deleted scene on the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray and DVD release later this year, but we don't know for certain. It's also possible that this scene may be integrated into the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. You may recall that a deleted scene from 2008's The Incredible Hulk, where Hulk tries to commit suicide, was mentioned in a scene from 2012's Marvel's The Avengers.
In related news, several of the Marvel movies thus far have introduced a number of powerful items which comic fans know as the Infinity Stones. In the comics, there are six stones, Mind, Soul, Power, Space, Time and Reality. Producer Kevin Feige confirmed that four have already been introduced, with two more that will be revealed at some point down the line.
"Time and Soul are the two that are not accounted for."
The producer also confirmed that the Tesseract from Marvel's The Avengers is the Space Stone and the Mind Stone gets introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Orb from Guardians of the Galaxy has been confirmed as the Power Stone, the Aether from Thor: The Dark World is the Reality Stone. When do you think the last two Infinity Stones will be revealed? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.