How the first meeting for writing The Avengers went.

Joss Whedon: Alright, who can I kill?
Producers: This is a superhero franchise! You can't kill anyone!
Joss: I was thinking about killing Thor. People love Thor. Plus he is pretty hard to kill. It sounds fun.
Producers: You can't kill Thor! We need to make more movies!
Joss: Fine. How about Captain America? He is like a puppy. They will weep like batman watching his parents die!
Producers: You can't kill anyone! This is a franchise!
Joss: Not even Iron Man? Come on! You have to let me kill Iron Man! Lovable and sarcastic and hilarious and we could have him die in some really self sacrificing way! It would be perfect! You would have to mop the tears off the floor!
Producers: NO KILLING ANYONE, JOSS!
Joss: SOMEONE DIES OR I WALK!
Producers: ... fine.