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.'
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.