It was earlier reported that Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon had shot a few scenes with actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays the beloved and menacing villain Loki, for the film. But the scene was edited out of the final cut. Now, the description of that scene has surfaced online.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron spoilers ahead
In his recent interview with Empire, Whedon revealed that his plan was for Loki to show up in the second part of Thor's hallucination caused by Scarlet Witch. (via ComicBookMovie)
"We even had a little reference to the fact that he's [Loki] taken the throne, which was Tom doing his Anthony Hopkins (who played Thor's father Odin) 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."
Talking about his initial struggle to get Hiddleston into Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Whedon said, "He's so important to the mythos, and they're [Marvel] like, 'We can't get Tom. We can't make a deal."
"...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 (as Heimdall)!' And again, I had no problem there. Everybody's in!"