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.'
Malick. Newell. Baumbach. Whedon. Ozon. Nair. Affleck. Redford. Some major names have tossed their hats into the proverbial ring for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which announced its first wave of programming Tuesday morning. Wait until you hear all of the directors we’ve yet to mention.
Sunday, the final day of Comic Con, is traditionally a little slow. Most of the big dogs have gone home and many visitors use this day to search for last minute shopping deals on the show floor (after all, some people do go to Comic Con to buy comics). That doesn't mean that the day is wont for things to do. Actually, there are plenty of interesting panels to check out, especially if you're TV fan...and especially if you're a Joss Whedon fan.
Even though the film has only been in theaters for fourteen days stateside, 'The Avengers' has already broken a number of records and isn't done breaking them (one could even say smashing them). But that hasn't stopped Disney and Marvel from prepping the film for home video and now the film has its DVD and Blu-ray release date of September 25. Full Specs below.
An ‘Avengers’ sequel is happening. That much is set in stone. Beyond that, there’s nothing but questions, the largest being whether or not director Joss Whedon will return to a franchise that raced past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office and has a decent shot at knocking ‘Avatar’ off its perch as the highest-grossing film of all time.