Tom Hiddleston: 'I'm Not In Avengers Sequel'
Actor reveals Loki won't be returning to fight The Avengers again...
The British actor won rave reviews for his portrayal of villainous Loki in the first Avengers movie, but he said the franchise needed to move on to a new baddie.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "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."
And he said it was the natural order of things in movie sequels.
"When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn't in Die Hard 2. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the Lost Ark to the Temple of Doom, there was a whole new bad guy.
"I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers, even though it's a shame for me.
"Let's face it, there's seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen's gonna be a busy place. But, I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever."
Loki will still appear in the forthcoming Thor: The Dark World.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks likely to play one of the new characters for the second Avengers movie.