Tag Archives: Joss Whedon
For the past decade or so, critics and fans have put forth the theory that we are living in a new Golden Age of Television thanks to acclaimed shows like "The Sopranos," "The Wire," "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men." But if that's the case, then it looks like we just got upgraded to the Diamond Age, because ABC has officially picked up the coolest TV show ever conceived, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
And thanks to YouTube, we've got the first promo spot right here.
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There's a reason Joss Whedon's got such a knack for fiddling with the otherworldly; the man's a bleeding superhero himself and had the x-ray vision skillz enough to know the plot of "The Avengers 2" before he made the first one ... or something like that.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the MTV Movie Awards, Whedon explained that while he wasn't 100 percent sure there'd be a second "Avengers" movie — or that he'd be the one helming it — he did have an idea of what'd happen in it before the first was finished. Get More »
Joss Whedon made "Marvel's The Avengers," a film where New York City is ravaged by thousands of aliens and a handful of massive flying monsters while being fought off by six of Marvel's best and bulkiest.
With that in mind, an interview with Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige (via 2 Kids and a Coupon) reveals that Whedon was left flabbergasted by Shane Black's upcoming "Iron Man 3," to the point where he's not sure how to up the ante in 2015's "Avengers" sequel. Way to leave a dude out of the loop! Get More »
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
No, those aren't R. Kelly lyrics — that be Shakespeare, fool! Joss Whedon shot his new black & white filmic version of the Bard's "Much Ado About Nothing" at his own (admittedly luxurious) house in Santa Monica, and even though the couplets are the same the feeling in the new trailer (via Yahoo! Movies) is very contemporary… and very Joss. Get More »
If you've heard the Blu-ray audio commentary for "The Avengers," then you know that even Joss Whedon gleefully admits to committing more than a few cardinal sins of screenwriting, but apparently the nerdy filmmaker has a few more to atone for. Say a thousand Hail Mary's, Joss, you are not yet forgiven. Get More »
Making movies is a strange and interesting process. Often the ideas you start with end up not even being in the finished film. Case in point: At a Directors Guild of America event recently, "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon revealed that the big star of his first draft of the screenplay was actually... The Wasp.
And leaving her out of the movie really stung.
So why The Wasp, who in the comics is a young socialite named Janet Van Dyne who can become really tiny, fly around and zap people with bio-electric stings? Simple: They weren't sure Scarlett Johansson would be coming back to reprise her "Iron Man 2" role as The Black Widow.
"There was a little bit of time where we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson]," Whedon revealed. "There was a very Waspy draft that I wrote. But it was way too Waspy. I was like, 'She's adorable! I'm just going to watch her!'" Get More »
Talk about an October surprise.
Apparently, all that movie superpowering has given "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon his own special ability to predict the future and, when it comes to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he's already got it all figured out.
If and when Mitt Romney gets into office, Whedon says, the United States of America will finally be on the right path ... toward the zombie apocalypse. Get More »
"The Avengers" arrives on Blu-ray this week and, as you might expect, it's chock full of bonus clips, special features and even a brand new 10-minute short film. It's pretty epic.
But before you start diving into the special features, there's something else you're going to want to watch first: The movie itself. That's because director Joss Whedon and the folks at Marvel crammed the film with so many Easter eggs, cameos and moments that make you go "hmm" that even the most dedicated fan couldn't catch all of them.
With that in mind, then, and with a great big spoiler warning, here are eight things in "The Avengers" you may have missed the first time around. Get More »
This week: The biggest blockbuster of the year, "The Avengers," is likely to become the best-selling home video of the year as fans can't seem to get enough of Marvel's Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America teaming up to battle Loki and an army of hostile aliens.
Also new this week is the hilariously twisted Danish comedy "Klown," the thriller "Barricade" starring Eric McCormack and a collection of all 22 James Bond films called, simply, "Bond 50."
This week: Joss Whedon reinvigorates the horror genre with the shockingly clever "The Cabin in the Woods," starring a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth.
Also new this week is the sweet senior comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," the music documentary "Katy Perry: Part of Me" and the Blu-ray collection "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures." Get More »