Joss Whedon Talks THAT 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Shocker - Spoilers Ahead!
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to achieve the highest grossing opening weekend of all time, so let’s talk about the shocking moment at the end of the film.
There has been tons of speculation over the past few months that one of the superheroes in the film was going to die and it was true.
In the film, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, but things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron (voice of James Spader) emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.
Click inside to find out which character died and how it happened…
Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff Died
Here is what Joss had to say:
“The first meeting I had with [Aaron], I said this is my plan is to have—we always were ready for the idea that the Disney brass would come down and say, ‘excuse us. Please leave the beautiful man in the franchise movie.’ But it became clear certainly after we shot it, how well it worked, so then it was just my job to spend the entire movie trying to convince everyone that Hawkeye was definitely going to die, and that turned into a really fun game.
Like, because I played every trope. Every, oh, look, you know, we’re not all going to make it through this and we cut to him looking at his family, and I’m just like, ‘How many ways can I be, ‘Oh, he’s safe. He’s on the, oh, he has to get off the boat. Oh, he’s—’ and I just wanted to like, you know, pull the switch out.’ So yeah, that was the plan, but we did sort of keep it in our, in our pockets. We’re like maybe we’ll have to do a take backsies, but then he got shot a lot of times.”