Another hit for the Hiddlestoners: it looks like Loki won't be back to his badboy antics in time for "The Avengers 2."
Director Joss Whedon spoke to Empire Magazine about some of his plans for the second "Avengers" installment, and it was not good news for Tom Hiddleston, who also recently lost out on leading up that reimagination of "The Crow" despite some over-the-top effort on his part.
Whedon spoke on what's to come of the movie, saying "everyone else is going to be looking for this sort of Loki-Hulk smash moment ... No. First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki's not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word ["quim"] back, not as an insult, it's just a nice word."
So, basically, no more of this. Pity.
As for who will step in to wreak havoc on Team Good Guys, well, Whedon also quipped about the recent addition of Evan Peters as Quicksilver and what'll come with his sister, The Scarlet Witch.
"All I can say is that [Quicksilver] is going to be in our movie, and it is going to be dope," he explained. "Quicksilver and Scarlet are very close to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid. Sometimes they were evil, sometimes they were good. They were very textured. They were very different than everybody else in the mix."
"They’re not there to make things easier on the Avengers," Whedon added, "but yeah, what do we do with the group once we’ve got them is sort of just squeeze ... the fun that I’m having doing that is probably unseemly." Dun dun dun!
Per Whedon, while he's only turned in a first script draft so far, "the story is very set" and "everybody's very much on board" with the "exact movie" he had in mind for it. Mostly all that's left at this stage, really, is some fine-tuning of the science-y lingo involved in the dialogue.
Check out Whedon's full chat on "Avengers," "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Much Ado About Nothing," starting at the 19 minute mark.
"Avengers 2" will fly into theaters on May 1, 2015.