It is a bit late in the day but it seems like there is a bit more comic book film news that I wanna talk about and since its Avengers 2 related I gotta do it. The following information is from ComicBookMovie.com:
“Another segment from Entertainment Weekly‘s cover story on Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series has the critically acclaimed filmmaker discussing maybe killing a Marvel icon in his 2015 superhero reassembly, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. “I’m always joking about that. Um…maybe?” says the director/writer (via ComicBook.com)
“But I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel execs] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ 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?’ You go to the movies to see people you love suffer-that’s why you go to the movies.” Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, with Godzilla actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in negotiations to join, Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon from his screenplay, and is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.”
Well this presents an interesting situation. For a while now since The Avengers came out, loads of fans have speculated as to who may get killed off in the sequel. I for one have always thought that if someone had to be killed off it’d have to be Iron Man, I mean Robert Downey Jr. let people know earlier on this year that wouldn’t be able to continue doing this role forever and I think it’d be best for Tony Stark/Iron Man was taken out on a high rather than extending the film series longer than it needs to be. Plus according to Kevin Feige, actors can be replaced just like the James Bond film series, so if Tony did die in the next film, I’m sure Feige and the other people at Marvel Studios would find a why to replace him (I just hope it wouldn’t be Rhodey).
But anyway back to what Whedon was saying, unless you have a reason then you are killing off a potential franchise. So it has be a careful decision but it has to be hefty too. I guess we’ll see what happens.