Warning: Major Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron below.
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In his latest round of Avengers: Age of Ultron post-premiere interviews, director Joss Whedon has revealed that he filmed an ending with a very different outcome. And for anyone who’s seen the film can probably guess, that outcome involves a living and breathing Quicksilver, who perished in the film’s final act.
As Whedon described it, he filmed a separate ending where Quicksilver recovers from his numerous bullet wounds and joins Captain America’s New Avengers squad. He even received a fancy new costume to boot.
As Whedon described it to Empire:
“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.”
Whedon has said in other interviews that Age of Ultron’s eventual Blu-Ray release will feature several deleted scenes, so hopefully Quicksilver’s more fortunate fate is included among them.
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