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He's just so misunderstood...

Yup. Apparently when test audiences saw the full cut of the movie, they were confused about Loki's role. While he was there to set up Ragnarok, apparently viewers thought that he was somehow controlling Ultron. (Via).
“...Basically Kevin [Feige] said that in test screenings, audiences had overemphasized Loki’s role. They thought that because I was in it, I was controlling Ultron and that it was actually imbalancing people’s expectations. So Joss and Kevin were like, ‘Let’s cut it because it’s confusing people.’”

Sorry Loki!

"In a parallel universe... that's a great film!"

"But it's not the film they made."

I wasn't meaning "Director's cut" specifically. I'd be satisfied with an extended or unrated version if it includes the Loki scene. I know Joss is not keen on director's cuts (I think its partly laziness--like he claims-- and partly that he doesn't like that it makes the director seem more like a sell-out, giving producers the product *they* want). I don't think there's been an actual "Director's cut" since Daredevil, though.
Sad day! Loki is my favorite character!
There better be a Director's cut in the works! >:( Stupid test audiences ruin everything!
Loki is favorite character I totally feel you guys @Marichel @ChosenKnight and from a totally geeky actor perspective...Tom is like...a mastermind. perfect in the role. It was a shame he wasn't in it! I loved this movie just the same though.
@JonPatrickHyde @BeannachtOraibh You're both bringing up some really interesting points! I think with this movie in particular there were actually some asides which made AoU as a whole look... bad. Whedon in particular was extremely negative about the movie. You made a good point Jon about how studios are more apt to hire technicians than artists, and in some ways I think they *should* have done that with Ultron and didn't. It felt to me like the film they made was this tug-of-war between what the studio commissioned and what the director wanted to make. And while I don't think commissioning films like that is going to be the best thing for the industry, with films like this it might be necessary. If that makes sense?
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