Originally Posted by TheVileOne
IMHO that was not an astral projection. I thought so at first as well. But then I realized it was Loki recalling that moment before he arrived on Earth.
As for RDJ, I think Disney will make a big deal to get him to stay on for two Avengers sequels. Beyond that, we'll see.
It's definitely a projection. Look at the conversation he was having. The Other said the Chitauri were growing resltless, which points to the fact that their talk was happening as the events down on Earth were unfolding.