Avengers director quits Twitter shortly after record breaking Age of Ultron launch

Whedon, who is very popular on the network and had 1.14 million followers, tweeted a thank-you message to “all the people who have been so kind and funny and inspiring up in here,” shortly before he deleted his account.

Joss Whedon, Director of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Director of Marvel’s Avengers and creator of hit TV series, Buffy, Joss Whedon has deleted his Twitter account just after the launch of his latest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Whedon, who is very popular on the network and had 1.14 million followers, tweeted a thank-you message to “all the people who have been so kind and funny and inspiring up in here,” shortly before he deleted his account.

The writer and director did not give any reasons for his decision to quit the social networking site.

His new movie however, opened to the second-biggest box office ever, second only to the first Avengers. But Whedon has made some of his frustrations with the Marvel movie-making machine obvious. In a tweet sent before he deleted his account, he referenced Marvel executives, imagining them saying that they hope he didn’t tweet something controversial.

He had also begun to come into some criticism of how he portrayed Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in the most recent Avenger's movie.

Whedon is just one of the many celebrities who have quit Twitter in recent times but his comedic output will be missed. It is not clear whether harassment, his relationship with movie executives and their contracts, or simple fatigue are what drove the ace director to make the decision.

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