Spoiler Warning: If you have not watched Avengers: Age of Ultron, do not read this post as it will contain mega spoilers.
While talking with Empire Magazine, Avengers: AGe of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon talked about the shocking death in the movie, the new line-up at the end, what part Loki would have played in the film, his hopes of having Captain Marvel and Spider-Man in the film, and the Hulk in space rumors.
They start off the interview discussing Hawkeye and Quicksilver, and Joss’ reputation of killing off beloved characters. Whedon says he purposefully teased the idea of Hawkeye dying in the film, his way of joking about the “Whedon kills characters” joke among fans. He then goes on to state that he sees Avengers: Age of Ultron as a war film, and that he wanted the characters to prove that they were heroes, to make them earn the title. And while he says that killing off Quicksilver was the plan, he also reveals that Aaron Taylor-Johnson did shot a scene where he woke up after being shot, and that he was also a part of the line-up at the end of the film in another take.
One of the more interesting bits of the interview was Whedon’s revelation concerning the pool scene with Thor. He explains there was another version of that scene, one that involved the Norns, the overseers of the fates of the people of the Nine Worlds. Originally, the Norn were meant to possess Thor’s body and provide answers to Erik Selvig’s (Stellan Skarsgård) questions, but Whedon explains that the scene wasn’t well regarded by the test audiences — although he also revealed that there were no special effects added at that point.
He also goes on to explain what role Loki (Tom Hiddleston) would have played in the movie, had his role not been cut. Loki was meant to walk Thor through his dreams, which were originally much longer. There was also meant to be a slight reference to Loki taking the throne in their father’s place at the end of Thor: The Dark World.
For those curious about what happened with those Captain Marvel movie, Whedon gives an explanation as to why she doesn’t appear. He says that hoped to have both Captain Marvel and Spider-Man appear in the Avengers sequel, even stating that Sony approached them while working on the first film, but that the announcements of the Captain Marvel solo movie and the Spider-Man deal with Sony weren’t made until after he’d already locked the film.
As for the final line of the movie, Whedon states that he never intended for Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) to actually finish his sentence. He’d written it that way in the script and informed Evans of this plan when they appeared at the MTV Movie Awards for the film Avengers film.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently in movie theaters.
Source: Empire Magazine.