So last week we reported that Loki was (sadly) left out of Avengers: Age of Ultron… and now we can clarify what the scene would have been.
Joss Whedon, chatting to Empire Magazine, got talking about avengers Age of Ultron and Loki’s now fabled scene came up. The director explained that the studio couldn’t get Tom Hiddleston at a time that was manageable and instead they got Idris Elba - “Oh, I love Idris! This is great!,” Whedon says – but sadly they couldn’t make it work with Loki himself.
But, had they managed to get him, what would the scene have been?
SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T YET SEEN AGE OF ULTRON
Well, remember when Thor went into the cave/pool and saw Asgaard? Well, that’s where Loki would have been. Throwing back to the end of Thor: The Dark world when Loki has the throne, pretending to be Odin, Whedon says: “Loki would have appeared in the Thor’s Scarlet Witch induced dream sequence
“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.”
Whedon also confirmed what we reported last week (here), that the home release of Avengers: Age of Ultron would have tonnes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending.