We live in a fantastically different world for live-action superheroes than we did a few short years ago. Whereas the early part of the millennium had us wondering if Marvel would ever get its roster of heroes into their own films, let alone together for 'The Avengers,' now we ask ourselves just who will make it into Joss Whedon's live-action 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series! So does the visionary creator have specific characters in mind, or will the team consist of all-new faces?
Did you know that 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon helmed his own take on the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing' while also working on the biggest film of the year? He did, and the finished film recently screened at Toronto's International Film Festival, where Lionsgate picked it up for release.
Following the smash success of 'The Avengers,' writer and director Joss Whedon has instantly become Marvel's golden goose. Whedon is now overseeing what the studio calls "Phase 2," and in a recent interview he divulged some details on what that means and where he'd like to go with 'The Avengers 2.'
News recently broke that oddball director James Gunn will be directing Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie -- but just how will he handle translating something like a superhero raccoon from the pages of the comic book to the big screen? Joss Whedon isn't too worried about it and gives Gunn his full support, so maybe we shouldn't worry, either.
Coulson lives! The two words Marvels 'The Avengers' fans have been longing to hear ever since the movie's credits rolled, and Marvel began announcing all the various films and projects that would comprise "Phase 2" of its superhero empire. But with ABC's recent announcement of a 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV series under Joss Whedon set for the future, is there any real chance of seeing Clark Gregg return to his beloved role as Agent Phil Coulson?
Prior to 'The Avengers,' Joss Whedon was a creative talent who was still having a hard time getting a TV series to stay on the air. Now, he's one of the biggest and most important directors in Hollywood as he preps 'Avengers 2' - one of the biggest sequels of all-time - and 'S.H.I.E.L.D' - one of the most highly-anticipated TV shows in history. Whedon talked about both of those projects and gave some updates on the upcoming Marvel universe.
If only all viral marketing was this much fun...
A few days ago, geek icon Joss Whedon posted a video where he called for a boycott of comedian Mike Birbiglia's film 'Sleepwalk With Me,' saying that its expansion into 115 theaters is unacceptable...mainly because 'The Avengers' is only in 500 now and needs every screen it can get. It was a joke, delivered with Whedon's deadpan delivery and ultra-dry wit, but Birbiglia and his producer Ira Glass have issued an official response...and a challenge.
Joss Whedon thinks that comedian Mike Birbiglia's film 'Sleepwalk With Me' is a threat to a little movie you might not have heard of -- 'The Avengers.' You see, 'The Avengers' is a modest film and it needs all the movie screens it can get. So join Joss Whedon in boycotting 'Sleepwalk With Me.'