Fans everywhere were stoked to learn that Tom Hiddleston would be having a cameo appearance as charismatic troublemaker, Loki, in this summer's [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035). Then we were confused when we watched the movie, waiting for Loki's appearance, and...were still waiting when the end credits rolled.
Then we learned his scene had been left on the cutting room floor. At the time, it was explained that it just didn't work within the context of the movie, and considering the nightmare that Joss Whedon went through to get the story to fit within the larger context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was understandable.
But in a new interview with Digital Spy for his upcoming Crimson Peak, Tom Hiddleston revealed that the real reason his scene was cut...was us. As in the audience. Apparently, test audiences were confused by his appearance in Thor's dream sequence, believing that it was Loki who truly pulled the strings behind Ultron.
In other words, our love of Loki is what killed his scene. Test audiences gave his role too much importance and his brief appearance ended up overshadowing the real story. Obviously, this made Feige and Whedon look at one another and say, "Uhhh, that's not going to work."
Dammit, Hiddleston. Stop being so charismatic in the role and Loki's Army will stop smothering you with its unwavering loyalty.
You'll have to wait until 2017 to see Loki reappear in [Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858), but you can catch Hiddleston in theaters on October 16, when Crimson Peak hits theaters.