With just 2 more days until we get a new trailer for Thor: The Dark World, Marvel has released a new image of Loki as a bookworm.
In an interview with EW, Tom Hiddleston reveals he won’t be returning as Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was known before, but Hiddleston has been saying it again.
“He’s not in it,” Hiddleston confirms. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”
He understands that if it doesn’t serve the story, there’s no need for his character to be in it.
“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,” Hiddleston explains. “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 is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”
He cheers fans up that he’ll have plenty to do in the new Thor movie.
“Oh, I’ve got plenty to do in Thor , 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.”
As for anything else other than Thor and Avengers, Hiddleston says that he’d be down to appear in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC, during a panel for the Television Critics Association.
“It would be something that would depend upon script and story but yeah, of course,” said Hiddleston. “I’ve spoken to him [Whedon] about it. I saw him down in San Diego. I hear it’s good fun.”
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8, 2013.