When you want to know about all things Avengers, you need to talk to the man, the legend himself—Director Joss Whedon. I had an opportunity to sit down with him and ask him about the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment Avengers: Age of Ultron, out in theatres today.
Last week I posted our interview with Director Joss Whedon, but there were some things we asked him about Quisksilver that we couldn't publish until after the movie released. So here is the rest of the interview.
You said that Aaron’s too pretty to live. Did you have, I don’t know if you can share, if you had another version where Quicksilver survives?
WHEDON: We talked about it. My first meeting with Aaron and I hope that this would be something that would not see print until after the movie comes out. The first meeting I had with him, 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.
We didn’t see gravestone at the end, and we all know what that means in Marvel.
WHEDON: We didn’t what? Oh, that’s true.
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theatres everywhere on May 1st!
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