Science fiction and television should, technically speaking, be in perfect harmony. Science fiction deals with what-if scenarios, which have played out beautifully in such classic pulp science magazine as Galaxy, Astounding Science Fiction and Fantasy & Science Fiction. Television, on the other hand, thrives when it exploits serial storytelling, and is perfect for the anthology series.
Sometimes, when you put a wish out into the Tweetverse, it comes true. Such was the case for one Buffy the Vampire Slayer whose Tweet caught the attention of series creator Joss Whedon. They asked for more Buffy, Whedon delivered. Kind of. The Avengers director responded with this stick-figure illustration, which offers of a bit of the best of Buffy...
The Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sequel will exist! That is the promise made by web series co-creator Jed Whedon. The Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer gave Dr. Horrible fans an update on the status of the project, assuring people that it will happen. When? That's not entirely clear at this point.
That "urgency" issue is a major one for every TV network, where they're competing with more forms of entertainment than ever and having a hard time convincing viewers to actually watch the shows at the appointed time, and not save it for later (with the added benefit of fast-forwarding through commercials). Recent hits like Scandal have benefited from Twitter-engaged audiences, eagerly talking about the show's plot developments in real time
That was seven seconds of thrilling footage, and there's going to be plenty more where that came from. We learned last week that ABC gave Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a series order for their 2013-2014 season. Hopefully we'll get to see some clips or a full trailer, especially with the network upfronts set to take place this week. In the meantime, we got a quick but exciting glimpse of the series in the teaser above. Nothing says "Joss Whedon was here" quite like action, fierce female characters and Agent Coulson on a mission!
A Joss Whedon Q-and-A has to have three specific elements if itís going to be deemed successful. There must be a softball question that allows Nathan Fillion the chance to confirm his seat at the head of Whedonís cool-kid table. There must be a teary fan thanking Whedon for Ö well, for being Whedon. (Todayís example was a weeping woman who stood in line since 1 a.m. for the chance to tell Joss that Buffy gave her someone to look up to...
With the Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot shot, all we can do now is wait and hope that the project sees the light of day if and when ABC gives it a series order for the 2013-2014 season. And we can also wait and hope for more details to emerge on the project in the meantime. Joss Whedon didn't give up much in a recent interview, but he did have some interesting things to say about "the little guy."
With the production for what has been one of the most talked about pilots of the season finished, Joss Whedon is feeling pretty excited about the prospects for his ABC pilot, S.H.I.E.L.D.. Heís also addressing some of the talk thatís been going around regarding familiar faces showing up from Whedonís past projects and other Marvel characters' potential appearances.
Among the more anticipated pilots of the season is surely Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, which has the combined power of Joss & Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen going for it, among other things. Whether or not ABC sends the pilot to series remains to be seen. Nothing is set in stone until the official word comes down. In the meantime, the pilot, which Joss Whedon wrote and directed, has wrapped.
The biggest problem with being an actor on a successful television show is that it limits your flexibility. If you are contracted to shoot a series for a number of months out of every year than that's going to affect your scheduling and your availability for other projects - be it movies or other TV shows. But while Cobie Smulders has her role on the ratings hit How I Met Your Mother, her commitments didn't prevent her from playing Agent Maria Hill in Joss Whedon's The Avengers last year...
When it was announced at New York Comic Con last year that Clark Gregg would be headlining the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot there was a lot of confusion going around - and rightly so. After all, one of the most emotional scenes in Joss Whedon's The Avengers was when Loki snuck up behind Gregg's Agent Coulson and stabbed him through the heart...
Among the more anticipated pilots in the works this season is Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. drama. Between the involvement of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly creator and the Marvel backdrop, the pilot naturally has fans' interest piqued, so it's no surprise that the subject came up at the TCA's today when ABC's entertainment president Paul Lee spoke to the press.
Casting continues for one of the most high profile pilots of the season. This time itís Nashville star Chloe Bennet who has been added to the cast of Joss Whedonís Marvelís S.H.I.E.L.D, a drama set in the Marvel Comics world Whedon has already brought to life on the big screen, most recently in The Avengers.
More than a year ago, we saw the trailer for a documentary in the works that focuses on the well known showrunners of some of the more popular series in recent history. The film is almost complete and still seeking funding, and now it has a new trailer, which features appearances by Joss Whedon, Steven S. DeKnight and Bill Prady, among others.
Earlier this month, we learned that Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot would start production early next year, and at that time, word was that further casting updates would be coming soon. Sure enough, two actors have boarded the Marvel TV adaptation, playing very intelligent sounding characters.