Re: Who would you let Joss Whedon kill in Avengers 2?
Nah he wouldn't have killed off Mal or River or Baccarin's character... they're the ones who pushed the storyline as a whole forward, the ones the entire fictional universe was structured around. Those other two were just fun side-characters. Like he never would have killed off one of the main trio from Buffy. There's certain characters you simply can't kill off without damaging the narrative going forward and/or writing yourself into a corner.
Killing off Cap would be like killing off Luke in Jedi... you could do it, but it doesn't bring much to the piece and damages the film's underlying optimism