Warning: This article contains Spoilers
Despite his withdrawal from Twitter because a small contingent of people feel like it’s acceptable to tweet death threats, Joss Whedon continues to soldier on with press interviews following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Whedon has told Empire that he in fact filmed a separate ending alongside several other scenes that didn’t make Age of Ultron. In the alternate ending, Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, recovers from the multiple bullet wounds and becomes a part of the New Avengers Squad that we see in the final sequence.
When speaking to Empire, Whedon said, “We did actually shoot him in the last scene, in an outfit, with his sister. We also shot him, waking up, saying, ‘Ah, I didn’t really die from these 47 bullet wounds!’ Actually, we shot something else with that, but… maybe I’ll let you know about that later. But the intent was to earn this, and then you have to stand by it.”
It’s been revealed in other interviews that when it is eventually released on Blu-Ray, there will be several deleted scenes. Reports suggest that the director was forced to cut over 40minutes of footage from the original edit. I hope he just puts a Directors Cut out! Either way we are all hoping the alternate ending appears on the disc.
During his discussion with Empire, Whedon also announced that he had originally wanted Spider-Man and Captain Marvel to appear in the film.
Let me just go take a little lie down while I process that…ok I’m good.
As those who have seen it know, at the end of Age of Ultron, we see the New Avengers line up; Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch and The Vision. Whedon wanted two more on the team.
He said, “I wanted all of those people. I said, ‘It would be great if we could just add a few more. If we could have a Captain Marvel there, that you’ve made a deal for.’ And they talked about it. And I was like, ‘And Spider-Man, we could do that too, because Sony had approached us during the first movie about a little integration. So, I would have put both of them in, but neither of the deals were made.”
It was during filming of Age of Ultron that Marvel revealed their Captain Marvel film and that they had done the deal with Sony to be able to use Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When they did finally approach Whedon, he said, “And then they’re like, ‘We’re making a Captain Marvel movie and we’ve got Spider-Man as a property,’ and I’m like, ‘I’ve already locked my film you f***ers! Thanks for nothing.’”
Age of Ultron is currently screening in cinema’s worldwide.
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