Avengers: Age of Ultron had a lot of moving pieces. The 141-minute long superhero movie has been criticized by some as being overstuffed, but once there was a much longer cut — which might’ve given the film more breathing room. Writer-director Joss Whedon had to lose a lot of material in the editing room, including a Marvel fan favorite. Learn why Loki was cut from Avengers 2 after the jump.

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Add gift-giving to the long list of things Bill Gates is great at. The Microsoft co-founder participated in the Reddit Secret Santa exchange and presented one lucky lady with a slew of thoughtful gifts, including her “pie-in-the-sky wish”: a full-sized Loki helmet. See photos of the Bill Gates Secret Santa present after the jump.  Read More »

Loki's staff

Tomorrow is the day almost everyone at Comic Con is waiting for — we’ll be in Hall H for all of the movie studio presentations — Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and most importantly, Marvel Studios. But in advance of Marvel’s panel in Hall H, something mysterious has appeared at the Marvel booth on the San Diego Convention Center show floor. Marvel Entertainment has posted a photo which shows a familiar object, the staff used by Tom Hiddleston’s character Loki. But the staff is situated inside a mysterious new device. Hit the jump to see the Loki’s staff display at the Marvel booth.

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Audiences like Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The character did well in Thor, but The Avengers really turned him into a fan-favorite. It was that snarl, the willingness to be beaten like a rag doll by the Hulk, and the phrase “mewling quim” that set hearts a-flutter. Loki is a big part of Thor: The Dark World, to the point where reshoots added more of the character after shooting originally ended. But after that film opens this November, we won’t see much of Loki for a while.

Fans aren’t too happy about his potential leave-taking of the screen, and one group is petitioning Marvel Studios for a standalone film featuring the character. Read More »


If you were hoping to see more of Tom Hiddleston as Loki, better buy tickets for repeat showings of Thor: The Dark World, because the character won’t be in The Avengers 2, aka Avengers: Age of Ultron. That might be implied by the title, which says that we’ll have a new nemesis for the Marvel Studios heroes to fight. And Joss Whedon has said there’s no real room for Loki in the team sequel.

But just in case you wanted an extra confirmation that the Marvel Universe is moving on to bigger, badder enemies, Hiddleston speaks up about Loki’s future, after the break.  Read More »


The lights went out during the Marvel panel and Loki appeared on the stage at Hall H. Watch the video after the jump now.

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