Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers was chock full of dazzling scenes, but one of the most memorable was a seemingly offhanded remark about, of all things, shawarma. (If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, be warned that spoilers follow from here on out.) But it seems the team’s craving for grilled meat wasn’t just about the characters working up an appetite after fighting extraterrestrial evil all day.
An eagle-eyed Whedonite has pointed out that the filmmaker may have been inspired by Nicholas Brendon‘s audition for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, dating Whedon’s love of the Arabic dish to at least the mid-’90s. Watch the video evidence after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
Here’s a bit of good news for those who’ve been dreading the Whedon-free Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot since it was first announced. Warner Bros. is now looking for a new screenwriter after rejecting the script submitted by first-time screenwriter Whit Anderson this fall, and the project is now in danger of falling apart altogether. I’m not often excited to hear about a movie that’s not happening, but I think I’ll make a rare exception for this one. Read more after the jump.
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Posted on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
[The following contains major spoilers for Sucker Punch]
Is Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch exploitation or empowerment? That’s the question that’s been floating around since even before the film was released, and it’s a pretty obvious one given that the movie was marketed entirely on the appeal of scantily clad young women wielding big ass weapons. Most of the reviews I’ve read of the film at least touch on the issue, and Snyder has preemptively addressed it in interviews by saying he intends the film to be empowering to women.
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, TV Squad created a three minute supercut montage of both contemporary and classic television characters kissing. Hit the jump to watch the video.
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Briefly: There’s the story making the rounds that, in the wake of the recent development on a new big-screen version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy creator Joss Whedon was offered a chance to be part of the film and declined. Except — guess what? — this would appear to be the same offer for him to participate on which we reported way back in the misty, lost days of July 2009. (How quickly the internet forgets.) So, while THR has pushed forward the tale that original remake developers Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui offered Joss Whedon a chance to be part of the remake, there appears to be no news here. Only a reminder.
But I have seen some commentary that seems to be underhandedly scolding Mr. Whedon for not taking the job, and suggesting, ‘well, you had your chance to work with this one, so no reason to complain now.’ Which is just crazy — he’s done Buffy. Twice. Once as a feature and once as a TV series that earned more love than he could have ever expected. Why go back? Let the guy move on and in the meantime, judge the new film, should it ever materialize, on its own merits. Or lack thereof.
Earlier today we had real confirmation that (once again) a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works. This time there’s even a screenwriter, Whit Anderson, and a studio, Warner Bros. Predictably, there was a fan outcry against any version of Buffy that does not involve Joss Whedon.
Now Joss Whedon has released a statement about the possible film, and while he doesn’t sound crushed — he’s got a little Marvel Studios dream project to work on — he takes refuge in jokes and sarcasm. Read the statement after the break. Read More »
We’ve heard in the past that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot or continuation might be in the offing. Now it is official: Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment are developing a new film based on the series, and Whit Anderson is writing. Joss Whedon, who wrote the original 1992 film and creatively spearheaded the TV series that followed, is not involved. Read More »
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A couple weeks ago it was announced that Buffy movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui was developing a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer film without the involvement of Buffy creator Joss Whedon. The movie would be darker, and would follow a new vampire slayer who must step up to protect this new generation. The Whedon fan community were shocked. Making a new Buffy film without Whedon’s involvement seemed rather pointless.
The good news: Apparently the new Buffy producers did reach out to Whedon after all. Whedon tells EW: “I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke.”
The bad news: Whedon wants no involvement. Whedon says, “I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck.”
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