Director Joss Whedon surprisingly revealed that Tom Hiddleston's Loki won't be returning for The Avengers 2 during a podcast on Empire. When talking about the film, this is what he had to say,
Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you'll be looking for [a quim moment]. First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki's not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back, not as an insult, it's just a nice word.
It seems a little weird knowing that we won't be seeing Looking in the sequel, but if he doesn't need to be a part of the story, then so be it. Whedon knows what he's doing, he's got a plan, Marvel seems to be rolling with it, and I'm excited to see what's in store for the Earth's Mightiest Heroes this next time around.
Whedon also discussed the script, working with Marvel, as well as some more about Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. There's nothing too major, just some stuff we've already heard him say before, but here ya go.
I've turned in a first draft, the story is very set, everybody [at Marvel's] on board with the exact movie I'm trying to make which is what worked the first time.... I said 'I want to make this movie, a Marvel version of this movie' and they said 'Yay' and never looked back. Well they [actually] said 'Maybe the tone' or 'Maybe this structure' but once we had it, we had it, and I feel like we're there with [Avengers 2] which is really important.
There's still 'very fine tuning' to do on the script. There are many thing that can be 'plussed' (sic) and be better and also, there's some science in it, which means I have scenes where someone says 'Science the sciency science'. So I'm like 'I'll fix that later.'
When asked about Quicksilver he said,
He's in our movie and he's going to be dope.... Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, very close to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid. Oh, and sometimes they were evil, but sometimes they were good. They're very textured, they're very different from everybody else in the mix. They're not there to make things easier on The Avengers but what we do with the group once we've got them is squeeze. The fun I'm having doing that is probably unseemly.
You can listen to the podcast below if you want.