‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon’s Comic-Con@Home Panel Was Quietly Removed

The panel was originally supposed to go live on Friday.

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Avengers director Joss Whedon never got the chance to see his panel go through at Comic-Con@Home.

Joss Whedon was one of the many big names who was expected to be gracing Comic-Con this year for their virtual panels. His panel, dubbed “A Zoom With Joss Whedon” was originally supposed to air on Friday at 5 p.m PT. Prior to the Avengers director’s panel, The Wrap took note that it was quietly removed from the official site. What’s interesting is that panels that were canceled had a message stating that they were canceled whereas Whedon’s panel was nowhere to be found. The YouTube link which was provided by Comic-Con@Home was unavailable for streaming.

There were little to no details regarding the Avengers director’s panel other than the fact that it would be airing on Friday. Almost all of Comic-Con@Home’s panels were pre-recorded. Joss Whedon has been embroiled in controversy as of late due to Justice League star Ray Fisher’s comments. Earlier in the month, the Cyborg actor stated that Whedon was abusive on the set of the DC super-hero film. Whedon famously took over directorial duties from Justice League director Zack Snyder after he stepped down from the film due to a family tragedy.

Ray Fisher’s comments on Avengers director Joss Whedon saw numerous other allegations against the filmmaker surface. A stunt coordinator on Buffy the Vampire Slayer recently labeled Joss Whedon an “egomaniac“. Seeing as Whedon is navigating negative press at the moment, it makes sense that he’d want to shelve his Comic-Con@Home panel so he doesn’t draw too much attention. What remains unclear is if the Avengers director bowed out or Comic-Con@Home was responsible for pulling the panel.

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Whedon’s last Avengers movie was Age of Ultron:

Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve “world peace” via mass extinction. Now, Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) – must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind…if they can! This action-packed adventure is a mind-blowing blast!

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest developments coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for video content.

Source: The Wrap