News regarding the highly anticipated The Avengers 2 in Summer 2015 has trickled in slowly in recent months from director Joss Whedon, and the filmmaker recently dropped another bit of information about the superhero sequel.
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Whedon appeared on the Empire Movie Podcast to discuss The Avengers 2 and revealed that Tom Hiddleston's villain Loki would not appear in the sequel.
"Imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well," Whedon said according to Comingsoon.net. "Second of all, Loki is not there to say those terrible things."
Whedon was responding to a question about a moment from the first Avengers movie that involved Loki.
The director also said that he has outlined the details of the movie in written form.
"I've turned in a first draft but the story is very set," Whedon said. "Everybody's very much on board with the exact movie I'm trying to make, which is what worked the first time."
Loki will appear in the Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World. In the trailer for the film, Thor vows to kill his brother when the latter inevitably betrays him again.
That could perhaps explain Loki's absence from The Avengers 2. Or, perhaps Whedon's story simply has no room for Loki and will instead focus on other characters. Fans must wait until the film's release in two years to find out.
Whedon also revealed during the podcast that ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will begin shooting again in July.