Joss Whedon might be done with the Avengers after Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he left something behind for the next film -- namely a "great" Hulk moment.
In an interview with BirthMoviesDeath, Joss Whedon reveals that he cut one of the best-received moments from the shooting script involving the Hulk because it became evident that hurt the movie as a whole.
"It’s a great gag, but I couldn’t justify it," Whedon said. "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."
Whedon said he's avoiding revealing what the moment was specifically, as he hopes Marvel will incorporate it into a future movie.
HULK Almost Went Grey For AGE OF ULTRON
Speaking of the Hulk, an interview with special effects company ILM revealed that the original plans for the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron also included him changing from green to grey during the scenes where he's under the spell of the Scarlet Witch.
"Initially, Hulk was actually planned to turn grey when he’s angry Hulk in the Hulkbuster sequence but hey, everybody wanted the green guy," ILM said in an interview with Wired."So, in the end, ILM just changed his eyes to make them look more sullen when he’s under the control of Scarlet Witch.”
LOKI Lurking In Cut Scene of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Some fans expecting to see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron walked away disappointed, and with good reason given the actor was confirmed earlier as appearing in the movie. Whedon now reveals that he shot a scene with Hiddleston, but was cut during the editing process.
“We did shoot something, and it didn’t play,” Whedon says. “The movie has so much and is so filled, and we didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it but I understood the decision to, you know, it was like now there are too many voices in the chorus.”