Joss Whedon Says There Won’t Be Any Loki in ‘The Avengers 2’

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Tom Hiddleston as Loki

Instead of rehashing what succeeded the first time, Joss Whedon is going for this radical idea of “trying something new”. Why go for new places when you can easily make money from familiar ground, you wonder? I don’t know, I guess the guy is crazy, taking concepts like originality and creativity seriously.

In a Much Ado About Nothing podcast at Empire, he talks about The Avengers 2, among other things. Speaking about the possibility of the trickster God’s return, he said:

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.

On the progress on The Avengers 2:

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.

On Marvel’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. :

We’re building the next episodes, we start shooting again in July.

On Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch:

Interviewer: Do you have any particular way of deflecting the question [about the whole deal with Quicksilver]?

Whedon: Usually with Karate…I mean, obviously I’m going to deflect it, only to say that he’s in our movie. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are very very close to to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid. They’re very textured, very different that anybody else.

The Avengers 2 will release in summer 2015, but if you want to watch more of Tom Hiddleston as Loki then you don’t have to wait much longer — Thor: The Dark World is releasing this November. Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is out in select theaters in the US.