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Giveaway – Win The Intern Soundtrack

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Tom Hiddleston Explains Why Loki Wasn’t in Avengers: Age of Ultron

3 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There's a lot going on in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tons of the Hulk, you know, Hulking out. A cute Archie reference. Uh, Vision! But, sadly, one character beloved by Marvel fans doesn't make an appearance — Loki! There's plenty of his scepter and flashes of Asgard, but Thor's evil bro is nowhere to be seen in Age of Ultron. Turns out that wasn't always the plan. Speaking to MTV, director Joss Whedon confirmed that Tom Hiddleston did film some scenes for the film, but they ultimately got cut because the Marvel Cinematic Universe is way too overpopulated:"We did shoot something, but it didn’t play. The movie has so much. It’s so filled. We didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it, but I understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus." Now, months after the film's release, »

- Dee Lockett,Nate Jones

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8 Great Characters Marvel Needs To Develop Through One-Shots

6 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Starting with the home release of Thor in 2011, Marvel began releasing short films called One-Shots, which allowed them to feature lesser-known characters in low budget stories. The One-Shot series kicked off with The Consultant, featuring Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson. This was followed by A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer (also a Coulson adventure), Item 47, Agent Carter and All Hail the King. However, since Thor: The Dark World, Marvel hasn.t released any more One-Shots on their DVDs and Blu-rays, but that could change in the future. Recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that it.s possible Marvel may eventually start making One-Shots again to expand the McU beyond movies and television. For many fans, this would be a welcome return. This franchise certainly isn.t lacking for secondary/supporting characters to spotlight, and while not nearly as »

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Tom Hiddleston named first BFI Ambassador

6 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British Film Institute (BFI) has named actor Tom Hiddleston as its first BFI Ambassador.

According to the BFI, Hiddleston’s new Ambassador role will be “a life-cause to advocate for British film and the BFI’s vital work in building the next generation of film talent and film lovers in the UK”.

The British actor is best known for roles in blockbusters including Thor, The Avengers and War Horse as well as well as working with British filmmakersincluding Joanna Hogg (Archipelago), Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) and Ben Wheatley, who’s upcoming film High-Rise stars Hiddleston and will screen as part of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct 9.

Hiddleston said: “Film is an art form - one of the most powerful, accessible, democratic and transformative in our society. It allows us to see the world around us, and the lives of others. It plays a vital role in establishing our national identity and gives »

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Why Loki was cut from Avengers: Age Of Ultron

8 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Loki once had a cameo role in Avengers: Age Of Ulton. Tom Hiddleston explains why it didn’t make the cut...

As with any major film, a certain amount of material doesn’t quite make the theatrical edit. Indeed, director Joss Whedon has been quite vocal about his tussle to keep certain scenes in his Marvel hit, Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

One scene that didn’t make the cut involved Tom Hiddleston’s Loki - a character conspicuous by his absence in Age Of Ultron. Hiddleston had spent a day on the set of the Avengers sequel filming a scene in which Loki briefly appears to Thor in a dream. That scene was ultimately dropped for reasons that went unspecified - until now.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Tom Hiddleston describes his day on the Avengers set, and how, a short while later, Marvel boss Kevin Feige got in touch to »

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Olsen On Marvel Secrecy, Scarlet Witch Powers

8 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Out promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," actress Elizabeth Olsen spoke a bit more about the future of her character Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. The actress reprises the role in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" and spoke with USA Today about the extreme levels of secrecy that Marvel went to on the set of that film to keep things under wraps:

"When you get the pages that you're filming that day, you're not allowed to take those home with you. They account for everyone at the end of the day and then they shred it. I took this one photograph, it was actually on ("Captain America: Civil War"). Barry, who's our security guy and is amazing, he can detect a paparazzi from like a 15-mile radius. He's incredible. Obviously he can't lock down public streets and bridges and things like that, but he locks down everything he can. »

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Tom Hiddleston Becomes Founding BFI Ambassador

8 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tom Hiddleston has been appointed the BFI’s first official Ambassador. The title will see The Avengers star advocate for British film and the BFI's vital work in building the next generation of film talent and film lovers in the UK. Hiddleston has balanced a career in studio tentpoles such as Thor and The Avengers with edgier British fare such as Terence DaviesThe Deep Blue Sea and Ben Wheatley’s High Rise, which receives its European premiere at the BFI London Film… »

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Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron

10 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We love Loki. You love Loki. Marvel Studios love Loki. So why in the name of all that is Asgardian didn't the God of Mischief make an appearance in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Simple. He'd become too powerful. As the good people at Digital Spy discovered, Tom Hiddleston's scenes were cut after early screenings because his character was unbalancing the narrative and confusing audiences.  "In test screenings, audiences had over-emphasised Loki's role", the actor revealed, "so they thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron, and it was actually imbalancing people's expectations."The likelihood is that Hiddleston shot only one scene for the film - the sequence in which Thor has his vision of a hellish alt-Asgard - so it speaks to the magnetism and power of the character that people came away convinced that he, rather than Ultron, was the movie's big bad. Then again, »

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Tom Hiddleston on Loki being cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron and possibly playing James Bond

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Hiddleston has begun his promotional campaign for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror Crimson Peak, and inevitably questions are being asked about Loki and his Marvel connections, as well as the rumours linking him to 007 after current Bond Daniel Craig “retires”.

“I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor, and I shot for a day, enjoyed it very much,” Hiddelston told Digital Spy about his cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron. “Then I received a phone call from Kevin Feige, actually Joss emailed me, basically Kevin said that in test screenings audiences had over-emphasized Loki’s role. So they thought that because I was in it I was controlling Ultron, and that it was imbalancing people’s expectations. So Joss and Kevin were like ‘Let’s cut it because it’s confusing people.'”

Along with Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, many fans have been »

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Tom Hiddleston wants to play James Bond

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Tom Hiddleston is up for playing James Bond. The 'Thor' star's name has been mentioned as a possible successor to current 007 actor Daniel Craig and Hiddleston can imagine himself playing the ''huge'' part. He said: ''Well, I did hear recently that he is making another one. And I would never want to usurp or even attempt to usurp Daniel Craig's place in the James Bond pantheon. But, in an entirely hypothetical situation. Of course it would be ... that would be huge ... I think I would enjoy the experience.'' Although he wants to play Bond, Hiddleston doesn't think it's likely he'll be approached to don the suave spy's famous tuxedo. Speaking to the BBC, he added he was: ''Enjoying the possibility as we discuss it ... It would be a huge compliment and huge fun. But, you know, it feels so unlikely and imaginary.'' However, Hiddleston might »

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Why was Loki cut out of Age of Ultron? Tom Hiddleston has the answer

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron was already pretty jam packed as it was, but the film originally included just one other character, that of Tom Hiddleston's Loki. Hiddleston was set to reprise his character in Thor's dream sequence, however we learned fairly early on that Joss Whedon had cut Loki out of the film. At the time all Whedon would say about this decision was that despite really wanting Loki... Read More »

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Why Was Loki Cut from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?

23 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in November 2014, Thor and Thor: The Dark World star Idris Elba revealed that he was reprising his role as Heimdall in Avengers: Age of Ultron, teasing that he was filming a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. This revelation surprised many fans, since Tom Hiddleston himself revealed a few years prior that his villainous character Loki would not be back, but, as it turned out, the scene was eventually cut from the final product anyway. While promoting Crimson Peak, which hits theaters October 16, Tom Hiddleston revealed to Digital Spy that he was supposed to be in Thor's "dream sequence" in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

"I was part of the dream sequence for the character Thor. I shot for a day, and I enjoyed it very much. I received a phone call from Kevin Feige, and Joss Whedon emailed me. Basically, Kevin said that, in test screenings »

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The Surprising Reason Loki Was Cut From Avengers 2, According To Tom Hiddleston

5 October 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the months preceding the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, everyone and their mother was added to the cast list. Ultimately, this approach wore the film's intended plot thin; a fact that apparently did not elude Kevin Feige, as he purposefully removed Tom Hiddleston's Loki from the final cut. I was at the recent press conference for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and during the session with Hiddleston, the question was raised about why he was ultimately deleted from the Norn cave dream sequence. In said sequence, Thor is confronted by Heimdall and convinced that Asgard is in mortal danger. While we'd previously heard Joss Whedon state that the official line was that the film was "overstuffed" with characters. According to Tom Hiddleston, Feige had the following rationale for ditching his quick appearance: When they screened it, audiences somehow believed that Loki was controlling Ultron, and [Kevin Feige] thought »

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Tom Hiddleston Says Loki Was Cut From 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Because It Was Confusing Test Audiences

5 October 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No matter what you thought about "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," there's no one who is going to argue that it needed more characters. Stuffed to the gills with the core team plus all kinds of side players and new faces, the bloated blockbuster promised it would be bigger—and well, it was. But one of the casualties of the editing process was Loki, with Tom Hiddleston's villain snipped from the final movie. He didn't have a big role, but nonetheless, Thor's brother is a big part of the Marvel-verse. It turns out that was a bit of a problem, as Loki isn't a character you can have pop up and leave. Read More: Watch Tom Hiddleston Sing As Hank Williams In First Clip From 'I Saw The Light' Chatting with Digital Spy, Hiddleston explained that his character was axed for the simple reason that audiences could »

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Loki Was Cut From Avengers: Age Of Ultron For Stealing The Movie

5 October 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel Studios

So Idris Elba actually isn’t a liar.

Back before Age Of Ultron hit screens, the British actor had accidentally announced that he and Tom Hiddleston had filmed together, revealing their cameos with flagrant disregard for Marvel’s secrecy rules. In retrospect, it didn’t really matter that anyone knew they were involved, because their sequence was no more than a nightmare vision used to haunt Thor.

But even in that limited sequence, it seems that Hiddleston’s performance was just too good for test audiences, who inevitably heaped more emphasis on his presence than was actually intended. They couldn’t disassociate him from the plot, and things got too complex, which definitely wouldn’t have happened if he’d just phoned it in.

Here’s how he related that to Digital Spy:

“I was part of the dream sequence for the character of Thor. I shot for a day, »

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Here’s Why Loki Was Cut From Avengers: Age Of Ultron

5 October 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Prior to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier this year, both Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston were primed to play a part in Joss Whedon’s sequel in some shape or form, and it was only when the blockbuster sequel released in May that it was revealed to be within Thor’s nightmarish dream sequence. How and ever, as it turns out, the latter actor – who plays fan-favorite villain Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – was conspicuously absent from the final cut released in theaters and now Hiddleston has spilled the beans on Marvel’s decision to axe him from the scene.

Per Digital Spy, the Crimson Peak star touched upon his powerful role as the God of Mischief, and why it was ultimately the test audiences that sealed the studio’s decision to remove Hiddleston’s Loki from Age of Ultron entirely.

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The Week in Movies – Star Wars character returns, Batman v Superman gets rating and Marvel Phase Three details…

5 October 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including which Star Wars original trilogy character will be returning, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice getting its MPAA rating (for a suprising reason…) and Kevin Feige teases loads of McU Phase Three details. He’s got an Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu Ray to sell, after all…

The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday (a whole day ahead of everyone else!), along with The Top 5 Movies on Netflix, our Article of the Week, exclusive competitions and other stuff.

What are the first words that come to mind when you hear ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘? Why, sensual romance, of course.

“Is that your Batarang, or are you just pleased to see me?”

The MPAA classified Batman v Superman as »

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Loki controlling Ultron? Tom Hiddleston finally explains why he was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron

5 October 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The despicably charming Tom Hiddleston was meant to appear as the despicably charming Loki for a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but was cut at the last minute. Finally, the star himself explains why.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Hiddleston says that test screening audiences presumed that Loki's appearance in Thor's dream sequence meant The God of Mischief was actually controlling the film's real villain, evil AI Ultron.

Click play on the video above to see the trickster elaborate on what actually happened when Marvel head honcho Kevin Fiege called him up to explain why he'd been cut.

For anyone allergic to moving images, however, here are just a few of his words, typed out for your reading pleasure:

"In test screenings, audiences had overemphasised Loki's role, so they thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron, and it was actually imbalancing people's expectations."

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Thor 3 Found Its Director

5 October 2015 12:38 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Marvel is moving forward with a third "Thor" installment, called "Thor: Ragnarok," and is in talks with "Flight of the Conchords" helmer Taika Waititi to direct the new film. Waititi beat out Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) for the job. If the deal happens, he will follow Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor, who directed "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World," respectively. Chris Hemsworth is set to return for "Thor: Ragnarok" and will be joined by Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif. The new movie is set to hit theaters on July 28th, 2017. »

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