Joss Whedon recently revealed that he isn’t above killing off a superhero or two in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, the circumstances would have to be just right.
Trying to figure out what the Firefly mastermind is going to do with the characters in the upcoming sequel is next to impossible. Although he hasn’t revealed any major details just yet, Whedon doesn’t mind teasing fans with the possibility of “death, death, death.”
During his epic chat with the folks at Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon touched on a number of subjects regarding The Avengers 2. One of the topics the filmmakers covered was whether or not he would be able to kill off a Marvel superhero. His answer: Maybe.
“But I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] to go, ‘that’s fine!’ They know that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get?” Whedon explained to the magazine.
The Buffy creator continued, “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.”
This begs the question, “Who would Joss Whedon be willing to kill in ‘The Avengers 2’?”
Although Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man are possible candidates, these characters might be too bankable to squash on the big screen. If Whedon chooses to do away with someone, chances are it might be Black Widow or Hawkeye. Of course, the director could always throw fans a curve ball.
Age of Ultron is also looking to add Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the cast. There’s always the possibility that these characters may not survive to see another installment of the series. This is purely speculation, but you never know what Whedon has in store for moviegoers.
Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015.