'Avengers 2': Loki Confirms No Involvement, Teases New Characters

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We all know that Tom Hiddleston's Loki sadly won't be making an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' and he made it officially official in recent statements and his departure is making room for additional characters, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

In a recent interview with EW, Tom Hiddleston lamented the absence of his villainous character Loki from 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron.' While he believes it's for the best, he is understandably a little bummed about the whole thing, saying:

When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn’t in 'Die Hard 2.' And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the 'Lost Ark' to the 'Temple of Doom,' there was a whole new bad guy. I think keeping it fresh and new is good for 'The Avengers' even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss [Whedon] is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place.

This seems like a good thing as Ultron is too big of a baddie to be diluted with too many additional villains. Plus, it was previously reported that Quicksilver (to potentially be played by 'Kick-Ass' star Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his sister, Scarlet Witch, will be featured in the sequel, which would already bring the number of heroes to eight (or nine, if you include Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury), lending validity to Hiddleston's quote.

So what's next for Loki? "Oh, I’ve got plenty to do in 'Thor [2],' believe me. A lot of new stuff. It’s a new iteration of the character ... It’s a new development. Another trick, another poker game for the god of mischief. And he plays it well.”

The new trailer for 'Thor: The Dark World,' which debuted at Comic-Con 2013, will be online this Wednesday. In anticipation, Marvel has released a new still featuring the god of mischief himself.

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