When it comes to comic book characters, you can kill ‘em, but whether they stay dead or not, that’s a completely different story (Remember Agent Phil Coulson, who was killed in The Avengers? He’ll be back on the small screen this fall in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
EW talked to Joss Whedon about his upcoming Avengers sequel and broached the possibility of the writer-director killing off one of Marvel’s heroes in Age of Ultron.
Although he has said that his philosophy for the next film is “Death, Death and more Death!”, Whedon says it’s more of a joke.
“I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’” he tells EW. “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?’”
Whedon also confirmed what he has already said about a 150 times: Loki won’t be back in Age of Ultron.
“Every movie is going to be a different villain,” he said. “Loki’s awesome, and he is awesome in Thor 2. But The Avengers is a different thing.”
Honestly, I love it when films throw audiences for a loop. Remember how crazy it was when John Doe killed Mills’ wife in Se7en? So I think it would be cool if Whedon killed off a B-list hero during Age of Ultron. Just saying.
In additional news, newly released storyboards for The Avengers reveal a scene featuring The Wasp.
“There was a very Wasp-y draft that I wrote,” Whedon told Cinema Blend last year.
The animatics by artist Federico D’Alessandro show The Wasp with the other Avengers in the climactic finale in New York City.
Several other animatics leaked online over the weekend showing a different introduction for Iron Man in the movie and what Comicbookmovie.com theorizes is our first glimpse of an evil Jarvis, which could hint at the Ultron storyline in The Avengers 2.
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