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Joss Whedon Says "The Avengers Need To Die"

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:08


Bad news for The Avengers as Joss Whedon seems to be on the side of Ultron.

Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron comes out this May, and if Whedon's following words are anything to go by, it's possible at least one Avenger might not make it out alive.

"I’ve been working on a lot of Ultron scenes so I’m very anti-Avengers right now," Whedon told Empire Magazine. "You can’t write someone if you don’t love them and I’ve come to the conclusion that Ultron is right. The Avengers need to die."

In a previous interview, Whedon hinted that things aren't looking good for the Avengers as he noted: "The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult."

The same interview also saw Whedon say that in further exploring the characters in The Avengers 2, he was "twisting the knife."

"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.


When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron 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 an epic and unique global adventure.

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