Today gives moviegoers a new, international trailer for Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers titled Much Ado About Nothing. The project is billed as Shakespearean in tone as it stars Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and many more in this contemporary-set story. Release is set for June 7.
Check out the first trailer for Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers. It is certainly no big budget actioner by any means, but this should satisfy Whedon fans who want to see him outside of the Marvel walls. This may not happen again for some time though as the director who made his name in television is now at the reins of the entire comic book universe for the studio, so suck in the Shakespearian adaptation. Continue Reading
Well, it looks like Latino-Review is about to lose a whole lot of credibility as the folks over there have been landing big exclusive after big exclusive, and at least one of them appears to be dead wrong. The website for breaking word of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie before Marvel’s big Comic-Con reveal ran a big exclusive last month saying that the Illuminati and Planet Hulk would loom large in The Avengers going forward. It turns out that was a load of BS, not unlike the blog’s story on Black Panther last summer.
Joss Whedon, aka captain of the ship, seemed unenthused to say the least when IGN asked him about the rumor point blank during press for his Shakespearian comedy Much Ado About Nothing. His response was as follows: “Um, well, I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense.” The footage after the jump. Continue Reading
Thanks to EW we have our first set photos for ABC’s Avengers spin-off series S.H.I.E.L.D. in a series of posts I’ll be nicknaming “Aw, The Media Is Not Really Going to Cover This Like a Tentpole MovieAre They?” The first pic (above) comes from co-writer Maurissa Tancharoen who nabbed director Joss Whedon between takes. No, he is not on-camera for the show, but if they did not tell us this was Whedon we would certainly be analyzing this picture for further details on the shadowy antagonist. The second photo (below) is a S.H.I.E.L.D. truck not unlike what was seen in the opening sequence of The Avengers. It may not be the same without Loki riding out the back, but go ahead and use your imagination. Continue Reading
Most of Hollywood has already weighed in on the upcoming general election, and many side with Obama but one big name is coming out in support of Mitt…sarcastically, of course. The mind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and The Avengers is 100% on board with the GOP candidate for President because it should help usher in the zombie apocalypse much better than another round of his liberal counterpart. Hit the jump for some elaboration from director Joss Whedon. Continue Reading
During these past few days, the entertainment world has been abuzz about a striking number of behind the scenes gaffs. While the spotlight is currently focused on the gripes of Megatron voice-actor Hugo Weaving, everything got kicked off earlier in the week when one of Hollywood’s top cinematographers Wally Pfister blasted The Avengers for the way it chose to shoot a number of its scenes. The specific sentence that everyone picked up on was, “I thought The Avengers was an appalling film,” when referring to an unnecessarily focus on sets over characters from a visual perspective. Continue Reading
With Phase 2 of Marvel’s Avengers’ arsenal amping up production, a lot of questions have surfaced regarding the studio’s newly-mined property, Guardians of the Galaxy. What is the tone going to be? Will it truly be entirely in space? Why would you spend over a hundred million dollars on a movie containing a character named Rocket Raccoon? Well, today we still do not have much of an answer, but The Avengers director Joss Whedon had those questions as well until he found out who was directing: Slither helmer James Gunn.
Whedon basically goes out on a limb here and tells MTV that Gunn really does these types of pics well. Hit the jump for the video interview that might calm a few worries that Guardians could be the first real dud from Marvel Studios. Continue Reading
And just like that, Marvel Studios has officially landed their first television deal. In some not so shocking news, ABC has ordered a pilot episode today for S.H.I.E.L.D.–an Avengers spin-off series from film director Joss Whedon. What is making news though is that Whedon is apparently more hands on with this show than anyone expected. He is not only co-writing the pilot episode, but will also be directing it. Continue Reading
Just under two weeks ago, it was announced that ABC was eyeing a live-action Avengers television show in the vein of their upcoming short dubbed Item 47. Basically, it would work as a series without any superheroes at all. In actuality, the program would center around the civilians who are caught up in this world where the events of these films take place–a fascinating premise we only hoped that ABC Studios would not screw up. Continue Reading
Breaking news tonight out of the Disney quarterly earnings call. Disney CEO Bog Iger has made it official that The Avengers director Joss Whedon would be returning to helm the film’s sequel which he will also write. No date has been announced, so the operating assumption of a May 2015 release looks to be still in play as the earliest reports on the matter have all suggested.
This is going to be a move met with great enthusiasm from the Marvel Studios fanbase who absolutely could not imagine this franchise being pulled off nearly as well with any other director. That said, there has been sentiment voiced by Whedon that he himself was unsure of returning. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator was not quite sure if he had a story–something we movie fans never seem to understand, but hear time and time again from a variety of directors. Continue Reading
Many people are huge fans of Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog and the television world has made a note of that. Starting this October, viewers can catch it on the small screen as the CW will air it. This is only fitting considering the broadcaster pretty much gave birth to Whedon as the cult hero he is today by airing Buffy the Vampire Slayer for seven seasons. Continue Reading
The Avengers is set to pass the $600 million domestic mark sometime today which provides us a chance to honor director Joss Whedon who has just joined an exclusive club that previously only catered to James Cameron. Continue Reading
The Avengers released over the weekend, and perhaps one of the great small stories to come from the movie’s runaway success is that cult-favorite director Joss Whedon has finally arrived. The superhero-lead feature has grossed $226.3 million in its first four days of theatrical release which is a number good enough to guarantee the man’s employment for a long, long time. Continue Reading