Spoiler alert if you haven't gotten around to seeing The Avengers yet. (And might we recommend that you do!). The thing about the Whedonverse is, yes, investing in one of Joss Whedon's stories runs the risk of having one or more of our favorite characters being killed off. But on the bright side, there's always the chance that they could be brought back somehow. It's not guaranteed, but it does happen sometimes.
Of course, The Avengers 2 is also set to shoot next year, so it's hard to know how much time Joss Whedon will have to pull this together, despite the devotion of his collaborators. (Dr. Horrible is a family affair, with brothers Joss, Jed and Zach all helping contribute, as well as sister-in-law Maurissa)
Among the more anticipated projects in the works is S.H.I.E.L.D, the ABC pilot Joss Whedon is writing along with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Some interesting details have emerged regarding the casting for the pilot, which give us some clues about the characters set to be featured.
ABC has given the greenlight to the pilot for Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon and Marvel TV’s live action drama S.H.I.E.L.D., which hails from the Marvel comics universe. The pilot, which will go into production right away, marks the first time Marvel TV has successfully won a green light for a live action project, and is sure to be surrounded by a lot of buzz and speculation.
It seems very fair to credit Joss Whedon's directing efforts for a good portion of the success of The Avengers, both at the box office and among the fans and critics. So to say he'd be the right man for the job in taking on a small screen project, described as a "live action TV series involving Marvel characters," would probably be an understatement, especially when factoring in his past TV work.
I suspect it may be network TV's bias against or fear of horses that has kept Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog from being broadcast on television. It's the only explanation I can think of, despite having zero evidence to support the theory. Thankfully, the CW appears to be seeing past its presumed fear of the Thoroughbred of Sin to correct that situation, as the network announced today that they will be airing Dr. Horrible this fall.
Among the last of the panels at SDCC this year, but certainly not the least is Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While the TV series is not yet that old, the movie that started it all released into theaters in 1992. How time flies! We'll be live-blogging the panel, which features a great assortment of people from the Whedonverse, including Nicholas Brendon (Xander) and Clare Kramer (Glory), as well as writer/producer Jane Espenson, Dark rose editor Scott Allie, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy Kristy Swanson.
Alright, so the big Joss Whedon sequel you're probably curious about is The Avengers 2, which is definitely going to happen eventually but might not have Whedon behind it. But did you know you should be looking forward to a sequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog?
In one of the most emotion moments I'd ever seen shared with some 5,000 people, Joss Whedon held back tears trying to come up with something to say when he was asked how he felt about fandom. As the camera pushed in and the director of the highest grossing movie of the year choked up, someone yelled "We Love You" and the fans slowly built a supportive cheer that grew into a standing ovation.
Hello Browncoats. You know why we're here. It's the Comic Con 10th Anniversary Firefly Reunion with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau. Will there be news now that Joss Whedon has the power of The Avengers behind him? Serenity 2? New Comics? SOMETHING? Let's find out!
2012 marks the ten year anniversary of the short-lived but beloved Joss Whedon sci-fi drama Firefly. Not surprisingly, this event will not go ignored at Comic Con this year. In fact, the Serenity crew is reuniting for a panel at the San Diego-set convention. Details on that ahead along with Science's plans for the Dark Matters panel.
Joss Whedon’s been busy delivering some of his creative talent to feature films these days, with The Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote, in theaters, and the upcoming Whedon-directed Avengers film set to hit theaters next month. When our own Eric Eisenberg spoke to Whedon earlier this month, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator told him he “absolutely wants” to go back to television.
Joss Whedon made his name in television, creating shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, but in the last few years his career has been geared toward feature films. In addition to The Cabin in the Woods, which arrives in theaters at midnight tonight...
Joss Whedon really is a gift to geeks, that keeps on giving. With Cabin in the Woods set to release into theaters this weekend, and The Avengers due to hit theaters less than a month from now, Whedonites certainly have things to look forward to these days. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer did a Reddit chat today, and spoke about his past and upcoming projects, including the status on the sequel to the popular webseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
The best episode should be a start-to-finish gem of great writing and acting that encapsulates the greatness of the series and demonstrates everything that made Angel stand out, not merely as a solid spin-off, but also fantastic drama series. “A Hole in the World” does that beautifully, while at the same time, using the series’ own formula against us, creating what may very well be the most effective, gut-wrenching death scene in the series, if not the entire Whedonverse.