Any followers of Joss Whedon‘s work knows that if there’s one writing adage the scribe subscribes to, it’s “Kill your darlings.” Often writers become so enamored of a particular character or story element that they build everything around it and it becomes something of a hindrance. Once that character or beat is removed from the equation, things are allowed to flow more organically. At least that’s the theory. Just ask Hoban Wash or Agent Phil Coulson.
**Mild Spoilers for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ ahead, but very MILD as I am one of the five people who still hasn’t seen it**
Whedon had come up with a major moment for The Hulk which would have factored heavily in the final battle in ‘Avengers Age of Ultron.’ In fact, the entire scene was heavily built around this moment, only for Whedon to recognize that this was actually hampering the story and swapped the entire thing out for a different storyline involving The Hulk and Black Widow.
While promoting the huge hit film, Whedon spoke about this deleted sequence, which may surface at some point, either on the BluRay/DVD release or even in a future Marvel film. Here’s what the writer/director had to say:
“It’s a great gag, but I couldn’t justify it. We were building a lot of the final battle around it, and it was killing us. Even when we were shooting. We had to stutter-step everything else, and eventually in post I convinced them we need to jettison this concept. I knew I could write a conclusion for Bruce and Natasha that I thought would be much better storytelling, and would be a real moment.”
Since the footage/concept may still be utilized, Whedon didn’t elaborate on what was included in this scene. The Hulk does not have a new solo movie planned, so most likely, the giant green brute will surface either in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ or ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
What could possibly been so juicy about this scene? Do you have any ideas?
Source: Cinema Blend