Joss Whedon is one of the unofficial geek gods when it pertains to comics, television and movies. As of late he’s been greatly praised for his directorial work on The Avengers, but what does this man have up his sleeve for The Avengers: Age of Ultron? We’re not entirely sure, but he gives the world a little bit of a hint in a recent interview.

First we want to get really serious here Mr. Whedon. Why do you always kill off characters that we love so much? It’s like you rip our hearts out of our chests, make us look at it then stomp on it with your foot. It’s really mean, only because we were so invested in those characters. Those who have been keeping up-to-date on Whedon’s previous work know that, in a way, killing off secondary but still beloved characters is a signature move of his stories. Why does he do it? We’re not sure, but apparently he’s gearing up for the next heart-wrenching death that we’ll see in the upcoming sequel:

“But I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] 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?’”

All right, we understand it now. Joss is secretly a really evil man who loves to inflict pain on the public’s hearts like that. I get it now. Speaking of pain, that’s the only thing that Loki ever wants to inflict on anybody who isn’t kneeling to him. No ladies, there’s no sexual connotations there. But will we see the god of mischief a lot in the sequel? Whedon says no:

“Loki’s awesome, and he is awesome in ‘Thor 2,’ but ‘The Avengers’ is a different thing. I worked with Tom more than any other actor [in the last film], because he was the only villain and there were six heroes. And he was as great as anyone I’ve ever worked with, and I get why people loved the character. But it’s an Avengers movie.”

Now my mind is racing with the slight idea that Loki could be seriously silenced in Thor: The Dark World, as in possibly killed. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched of an idea.

What do you hope Joss Whedon accomplishes the most in The Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Source: Coming Soon!