Tom Hiddleston has revealed that he doesn’t expect to star in Joss Whedon’s sequel to The Avengers when it is released in 2015.
“I don’t know, and that really is the honest answer,” remarked Tom when he was asked whether he would return. “I suspect not, only because I think that probably audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy. Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight. But I’d love to be part of it again.”
Thanos, who appeared in the post credits sequence at the end of the first movie, appears to be lined up as The Avengerssequel’s bad guy, but this could all change with the release of Thor 2, Iron Man 3 and Captain America 2, when they are released later this year.
Loki has already been confirmed to be his brother’s for in Thor: The Dark World, alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Thor the Thunder God, which will be released later in 2013. Alan Taylor, who has directed numerous episodes of HBO’s monster hit, Game Of Thrones, has replaced Kenneth Branagh to helm the project.
Discussing Branagh’s departure from the sequel, Hiddleston noted, “You know, initially I was sad the [Kenneth Branagh] wasn’t coming back. When I had heard that he had chosen not to come I was very sad because I’m so proud of his achievements in directing that film. But, then, I understand why. He’s very busy and he’s got other things that he wants to do as an artist. As a director and as an actor.”
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