First and foremost, Tom Hiddleston, who has become a breakout star of the Marvel cinematic universe (especially when he adorably appeared at Comic-Con in full Loki regalia), confirmed to Entertainment Weekly what he had been skirting around since his appearance at the Con: that Loki will not be a part of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “He’s not in it,” Hiddleston told EW flat out. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to ‘The Avengers,’ narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves and probably less well in the second one.”
Smart man. And quite honestly, I’ll be surprised if the character of Loki makes it out of Thor alive. I’m guessing a minor thread of redemption and death are ahead in Thor: The Dark World for Loki.