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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Who Should Die in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron?'

Will Joss Whedon take a Marvel character from us and if so, who do you think it should be?

Every now and then, Joss Whedon loves to kick us right in the heart. After an interview with Entertainment Weekly, speculation began over who the director/writer could potentially kill in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's of course possible everyone -- everyone good, that is -- will make it out in one piece, but we were curious to see what the Comic Vine community thought. Well, it turns out you're caring and decent people because "none of them should die" earned the most votes. Good on ya, Viners. However, it's worth noting that 8% of you are diabolical and wanted everyone to die. Come on, this isn't a Quentin Tarantino movie, people! Although, imagine if he was directing the franchise and Disney/Marvel let him do whatever he wanted to do. That would be... interesting. Anyway, let's check out the poll results.

It's understandable why so many people voted for Tony Stark. There was some controversy over Robert Downey Jr.'s desire to keep the role for a long period of time and, truth be told, it's tough to imagine someone filling his charismatic shoes. It's of course possible, but it's a difficult thought, especially since he's essentially the star of the Marvel Studios universe. So, this would seem like the perfect opportunity to remove the character without forcing a new actor in the next film, especially since he's responsible for the creation of the second movie's villain, Ultron. However, Tony meeting his end seems VERY unlikely since the actor signed a two movie contract with the studio, confirming he'll be in the second AND third Avengers movie. But if you're a conspiracy theorist, I suppose you could chalk this up to some tricky word play and assume he could potentially have a minor role in the third movie via a flashback, recording or something else. That said, I really doubt it and I wouldn't count on Iron Man biting the dust this time around.

As for who we think should die... well, we're in agreement with the 22%. We know absolutely nothing about Quicksilver/Scarlet which, so thinking they should die is rather abrupt, no? As for everyone else, there's so much potential for great stories down the road, so we think characters like Black Widow and Hawkeye should be given more of a spotlight before they potentially go six feet under. Then again, it is Joss Whedon, so who knows what'll happen? Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled to hit theaters summer 2015.

Which option took your vote? Be sure to comment below and explain why you think someone should -- or shouldn't -- be killed off. Finally, don't forget to check back next Tuesday for an all-new 'Comic Book Question of the Week!' In the meantime, if you have a suggestion for a future question, we're more than happy to hear it! So, if you've got one, feel free to share it below!

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

Iron man is gonna die.

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Posted by GothamRed
Posted by GothamRed

Why was Hawkeye second? He hasn't been given the chance to do anything yet.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@allstarsuperman: didn't Downey just renew his contract?

However, Tony meeting his end seems VERY unlikely since the actor signed a two movie contract with the studio, confirming he'll be in the second AND third Avengers movie.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

My personal opinion of why no one in A:AoU film is because I'm tired of deaths in comics, or films for that matter. They aren't needed as a plot device to make a story appealing. I mean if they decide to have someone die, then someone just will die and I will bite the bullet and accept that. I just don't see it as necessary.

Posted by Veshark

@k4tzm4n said:

@gothamred said:

@allstarsuperman: didn't Downey just renew his contract?

However, Tony meeting his end seems VERY unlikely since the actor signed a two movie contract with the studio, confirming he'll be in the second AND third Avengers movie.

Dramatic return after death?

Edited by Renchamp

Agent Coulson. Yup, he has his timely comic book resurrection only to be taken from us again.

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

I want Tony to die,since I am boredto death by RDJ's routine and the fact that Iron Man seems likethe Batman AND Superman of the Marvel cinematic universe. He shouldn't be.

Posted by Ghidoran
Edited by cmaprice

Just bring Coulson in for a scene and kill him again!

Heh.

No, but kill Jane Foster. Seriously. She's useless.

Posted by Watcherg6

@gothamred: yea, thats why he shouldn't be on the list.

Edited by matchesmalone21

Coulson :v

Posted by Kerrigan

If anyone has to go, I'd like dull military Hawkeye to bite it, and be replaced by the wise-ass carny he should have been in the first place.

Edited by evilvegeta74

Black Widow, she really nothing more than eye candy, on the big screen. I just don't think she's a good fit with the characters on screen. I mean they are the Avengers they have hard hitters and intelligence on the team, to coincide Shield and it's database. No need for a spy who shoots bullets or tosses explosives at powerful beings. I would on the other hand love to see Carol Danvers if Whedon is so stuck on a martial arts female. With her powerset it would be nice to see that.

Posted by phisigmatau

Black Widow, she really nothing more than eye candy, on the big screen. I just don't think she's a good fit with the characters on screen. I mean they are the Avengers they have hard hitters and intelligence on the team, to coincide Shield and it's database. No need for a spy who shoots bullets or tosses explosives at powerful beings. I would on the other hand love to see Carol Danvers if Whedon is so stuck on a martial arts female. With her powerset it would be nice to see that.

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Posted by ccraft

If another actor is going to replace Tony Stark he should be more serious, like the comic book version. He is funny sometimes, but a different funny than Downey Jr. I don't want to see someone try to copy Downey Jr. Iron Man.

Posted by Kiltro95

Nick Fury should "Die" and start a secret Avengers team.

Posted by MrMazz

Loki should "die" so we could get Kid Loki also played by tom Hiddleston

Posted by Scantenii

Nobody should die...you don't need to kill someone off to write a compelling story...try writing smarter...

Posted by henrik

All of them ! Then we can have a movie about how they resurect......

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I'm part of the 8% bwaahahah

Edited by tparks

I voted Cap. I don't want him to die, but it would probably be the most monumental death out of all of them because of his legendary status. I could see it putting the team into a blood lusted rage in a battle against Ultron. Maybe we'd get to see what the Hulk can really do when he's actually pissed off.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@k4tzm4n Avengers comes out 2 summers from now, 2015.... Unless I'm stuck in the past o_O Here it's 2013, what about your reality?

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

I have a feeling that death in comic book movies is gonna be a lot like death in comic books. Gimmicky and nont permanent.

Posted by gor724

I think Iron Man is going to die in the third one.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Joss Whedon for removing Hank Pym from Ultron's origin.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Irons Contract is to Avengers 3 so...

Posted by GothamRed

Kill Coulsen again...every avengers film he can be this franchise's waspinator.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

I hope Cap doesn't die. We need Diamondback in the movies.

It's most likely going to be Hawkeye.

Posted by jstarzyk

Cap could go, with Bucky Cap in Avengers 3.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@cafeterialoca: doubt it, he's not IMORTANT enough, they might send hulk to another dimension/planet or something. or he could get blasted and teleported.

but i guess iron man will die and come back in avengers 3

Posted by lykopis

I would think Scarlet Witch and/or Quicksilver. Something to do with sacrificing themselves or some such at the very last second. Classic Whedon.

Posted by COBRAMORPH

I think Iron should go, he overshadowed the others in the 1st Avengers movie.

Hawkeye hasnt done anything yet. Black Widow should be #2, you dont need both her & Hawkeye. She hasnt done anything either, the only reason Hawkeye was turned evil in the movie is because Marvel didnt want their only female to be evil.

Edited by Mr. Messy Face

Captain America dies so that Bucky can be Cap in Captain America 3.

Posted by xanthiss

Ben Affleck's Batman? What...to soon?

Posted by Carolina574

I don't know all of the contract info but I would imagine tony stark considering rdj age and what they probably have to pay him

Posted by Saapth89

Iron Man, even though I believe they would kill someone of the minors or the new ones characters (sadface).

Posted by Teerack

If Iron Man steal Ultimate Pym's sacrifice as well It's going to make me madder.

Edited by SexualLobster

War Machine. Any Thor allies, like the warriors 3, not Sif though. Falcon.

All the sidekick type people, and maybe even bucky or Nick Fury (Life Model Decoy, as always).

Wart MAchine though, with no future Iron Man movies in development, why not kill off his supporting cast if deaths are necessary? Plus judging with how Ultron will be connected to Iron Man.. It really does make a lot of sense.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

I think no one should die.

Posted by kriminal

i voted for cap. would like to see a bucky cap movie

Posted by Mandrewgora

Yay!

Posted by The Mast

If you kill Black Widow, you face an uprising since she's one of two, soon-to-be three females in this film.

She would be a fantastic random S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but she is NOT Natasha.

Edited by fullmetalquach

Tony could die and then turn up in Avengers 3 in a flashback or have his brain waves copied into one of his suits, something crazy like that

Posted by thedevilhunter89

hawkeye

Posted by _SomeCallmeYuey

Nobody should die...you don't need to kill someone off to write a compelling story...try writing smarter...

*prayer hands emoji*

Edited by Spideysense44

Joss knows he will have to kill off some people even if it is someone like Pepper Potts or Nick Fury he will do it because he knows you have to show some type of threat in the movie. But Hawkeye needs to go

Edited by abeyance

Yeah kill Black Widow so they can make room for Scarlet Witch or Ms. Marvel....(really hoping for Ms. Marvel)

Posted by TommytheHitman

Can we give Hawkeye a chance to shine? He was barely in the Avengers... where the hell's my SHIELD action figures?

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