Plot details for Marvel's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron are shrouded in mystery and cloaked in intrigue. What we do know for sure is that writer/director/demi-god has finished a first draft of the script, admitting as much on the Empire podcast:
I've turned in a first draft, but the story is very set. Everybody's very much on board with the exact movie I'm trying to make which is what worked the first time.
It turns out that when Whedon says "everybody" is on board he's not exactly telling the whole truth. When asked about a specific scene in The Avengers involving Loki, Whedon unleashed a massive bombshell; is not going to be reprising the role in The Avengers 2:
Imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, and Loki is not there to say those terrible things.
Holy crap, that's gigantic news! Hiddleston's portrayal of the scheming Loki was a real highlight of the first movie, delivering a performance full of crackling one-liners and cruel intent.
That being said, maybe it's time for some new bad guys to be introduced. Loki has already appeared in Thor and The Avengers, while we'll see him again in November in Thor: The Dark World. Perhaps it's a good move to have Asgard's conniving villain sit out The Avengers 2.
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