Tom Hiddleston says Loki won’t appear in ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

However, Hiddleston's popular supervillain will be back in 'Thor: The Dark World' this November

Tom Hiddleston has confirmed that his popular supervillain Loki won’t appear in The Avengers 2.

Hiddleston played Loki in 2011’s Thor and then again in last year’s The Avengers. He’ll also reprise the role in Thor: The Dark World, which is due out later this year.

However, the character won’t play any part in Joss Whedon‘s sequel to The Avengers, which is now officially titled The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and due to begin shooting in London early next year (2014).

“He’s not in it,” Hiddleston told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

However, Hiddleston reassured fans that Loki has a significant role in the forthcoming Thor sequel, which opens in cinemas on November 8. “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,” he insisted. “It’s a new development. Another trick, another poker game for the god of mischief. And he plays it well.”