Leave it to the wonderful Joss Whedon to always leave us fumbling around his clever words. We are all eagerly anticipating his sequel to his huge hit "The Avengers". What we know so far is that it is titled "Age of Ulton", he's introducing two new characters with The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and Hank Pym will not be the originator of Ultron. Did we also just find out that he might be killing off one of the main Avengers?
In a recent interview when asked that question, Whedon responded, "Umm maybe, but I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel execs] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ They know as any good studio does, that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get? We don’t just rule it out across the board, but neither is the mission statement ‘Who can we kill?’ We try to build the story organically and go, ‘How hard can we make it on these people?’ You go to the movies to see people you love suffer – that’s why you go to the movies."
Whedon of course is notorious for killing off main characters in his work, as seen in "Buffy", "Angel" and "Firefly", to name a few. But which Avenger would he off?
Chances are it wouldn't be Hulk or Thor, as their potential for more standalone films is too great. It could potentially be Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man, since he confirmed he will not be coming back for any standalone Iron Man films. I doubt they would get rid of Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow because a hot chick is needed to balance out the boys club. Which leads us to Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, who has no real superhuman abilities and why he is cool, is a bit less memorable than the others. Regardless of who he picks, Whedon is unquestionably going to make it a fun ride.
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