Some people, Asgardian types mostly, may be wondering why everyone’s favorite Marvel villain was omitted from Avengers: Age of Ultron. In actuality, director Joss Whedon actually had Hiddleston make a brief cameo, but decided to cut him out of the final edit. Here’s why.
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The reason why Hiddleston’s Loki was removed from Age of Ultron was because test audiences kept trying to make his role bigger. Loki was to appear briefly during Thor’s dream sequence, as Hiddleston explains: