Director Joss Whedon took many fans by surprise last month, when he confirmed that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will not be a part of his sequel to Marvel's The Avengers. Of course, this was before Marvel Studios confirmed that the title will be The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con 2013 last week.
When asked about his exclusion in the Marvel Phase Two sequel, Tom Hiddleston revealed that he thinks it's actually better for the movie that Loki isn't around.
"I think it's great for the film that I'm not going to be in it. Because I'm so proud of the first one. Joss and I, there were so many things that we both love about it and in a way if I was in it we'd be chasing those moments, we'd be chasing that again. The Avengers need a new bad guy to fight, they need new things to do...but for the film I'll be waving them off and saying 'Good luck, have fun' and I'll be in the front row when it comes out."
For fans who need their Loki fix, the character does return in Thor: The Dark World, arriving in theaters November 8. If you can't wait that long, then you can CLICK HERE to watch the entire Marvel Studios panel from Comic-Con 2013, which featured Tom Hiddleston hitting the stage in character as Loki.