Details On Tom Hiddleston's Deleted Avengers: Age Of Ultron Scene

Warning: Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers are below. If you haven’t seen the film, you should [...]


Warning: Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers are below. If you haven't seen the film, you should not go any further.


Several days ago, we learned that Joss Whedon filmed an Avengers: Age of Ultron scene with Tom Hiddleston, but it was cut because "it didn't play." During a spoiler-filled Empire Podcast, Whedon shared details regarding Loki's cut scene.

In the film, Scarlet Witch gets in the mind of several Avengers, one of them being Thor. Her manipulation induces a few dream-like sequences in Thor's mind. The first part of his hallucination had Thor at an Asgardian party. He comes across Heimdall (Idris Elba), who is blind and speaks cryptically.

Whedon had "Loki in the second part of the dream" walking Thor through his dream. "He's so important to the mythos, and they're like, 'We can't get Tom. We can't make a deal," Whedon recounted. "You can have Idris!' I was like, 'Oh, I love Idris! This is great!' And then I talked to Tom, saying, 'Just so you know, I feel bad not telling you, and I would never pressure you, but... I really feel like it would be great if you could do this...' And they're like, 'But we already have Idris!' And again, I had no problem there. Everybody's in!

We even had a little reference to the fact that he's taken the throne, which was Tom doing his Anthony Hopkins impression when Thor says, 'Oh, what would father say?' Then Tom does his Hopkins impression, and Thor's like, 'That is uncanny!' It's sort of like his subconscious is telling him that Loki was imitating his father. But he would never make that connection."

You can listen to Tom Hiddleston's impression of Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World) in the final portion of the video below.

Source: Empire

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