Its portrayal of female characters such as assassin Black Widow by Scarlett Johannsson had been called sexist.
Comic-book fans had also criticised Marvel's Avengers superhero film's plot, on the social network.
Immediately prior to deleting his account, Whedon tweeted: "Thank you to all the people who've been so kind and funny and inspiring up in here".
Soon after, a search for an account under the @josswhedon handle returned a "page not found" error.
One critic had created a widely shared montage image showing many of the messages sent to Whedon.
Many called him sexist and misogynistic and said he had done a "hatchet job" on Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff.
One asked why the words "strong female character" were not in his vocabulary.
But many of Whedon's fans have now turned on the critics, subjecting some to harassment and abuse.
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt accused them of having "chased Joss Whedon off Twitter".
Whedon had been a high-profile user of Twitter, calling it "enormous work - very fun".
In early April, he issued an apology after tweeting a clip from the forthcoming Jurassic World film was "70s era sexist", saying his criticism of another person's work in this way had been "bad form".
In the past, Whedon has used his Twitter account to voice his support for activist Anita Sarkeesian, who has done work to highlight the misogyny and sexism in many video games.
Prior to directing the two Avengers films, Whedon was best known for writing and directing the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer TV series.
Sarfraz Ali is working as Editor Web for Daily Pakistan. He earned a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from IUB and diploma in International Print Journalism from Thomson Foundation UK. He regularly writes on ...
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.
During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.
Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.
Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.
The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Karachi||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Quetta||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Attock||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Multan||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,900||PKR 2,370|