Joss Whedon on ‘Avengers 2’: ‘There’ll be no Loki’

But director says he will re-use the word 'quim' in the superhero sequel

Joss Whedon has said there’ll be no Loki in Avengers 2.

The writer and director revealed to Empire that Tom Hiddlestone, who played the villainous character in Avengers Assemble, won’t be reprising his role for the Marvel. However, he said he may reuse the word “quim”, which Loki (pictured right) used to describe Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

He said: “Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you’ll be looking for [a quim moment]. 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 back, not as an insult, it’s just a nice word.”

Whedon is currently promoting the release of Much Ado About Nothing, his movie version of the much-loved Shakespeare play. It was adapted, directed and produced by Whedon, who is best known as the creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The director’s Much Ado About Nothing is said to offer a contemporary take on the classic comedy, although it still uses Shakespeare’s original text. Whedon shot the film in black-and-white over just 12 days.

The cast features no A-list names, but includes several actors familiar from previous Whedon projects, including Angel‘s Amy Acker, Clark Gregg from The Avengers, and Buffy alumni Alexis Denisof and Tom Lenk. You can watch the trailer for the movie below.