Loki memorably made his debut in Thor and then even more memorably provided the Hulk with some Asgardian rag-doll action in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers. And we know the character has a significant role in Thor: The Dark World, which hits this fall.
But if you’re expecting Loki to reprise his villainous role in The Avengers 2, might be time to come up with a new expectation. Whedon is talking more and more about his team-up sequel — which is still quite a way off, with release planned for 2015 — and he seems to say that Loki won’t have a role. Read More »
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A monkey wrench has been thrown into our collective understanding of what Marvel has in store for Phase Two. We’ve seen what Tony Stark is up to in Iron Man 3; we have an idea what Thor will tackle in Thor: The Dark World; and Captain America is currently working his butt off filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Next up is 2014′s James Gunn film Guardians of the Galaxy, which starts shooting in England this Summer, followed by Joss Whedon‘s sequel The Avengers 2 in 2015. Many assumed whatever happens with Gunn’s team of galactic superheroes would dovetail into what happens with Whedon’s team on Earth. Well, that might not be the case, according to Whedon. A new quote suggests the Guardians will not appear in The Avengers 2. Read More »
Briefly: We’re going to see two versions of the Marvel character Quicksilver — a speedster mutant who is Magneto’s son — on the big screen in the next couple years. One will appear in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, played by Evan Peters. Given how many other characters are already known to be in that film, expect Singer’s version of Quicksilver to have a relatively small part, along with his sister, the Scarlet Witch.
Joss Whedon has also written the sibling duo into The Avengers 2. Due to the fact that Fox has a lock on rights to Marvel’s mutant characters, Whedon’s depictions will be slightly different, but they’ll be in the film all the same. And now Quicksilver is the first reported new casting for the film, as Aaron Johnson is reported to be the frontrunner for the role. He doesn’t have the gig yet, but the Kick-Ass and Savages actor is close to getting it, reports The Wrap. Read More »
(This review originally ran during SXSW, in March. As Much Ado About Nothing hits theaters today, we present it once more.)
In the world of drama, nothing is quite as distinct or lovely as the prose of William Shakespeare. His vocabulary, his rhythm, rhymes and descriptions, all established a standard against which others are still measured. Modern day dramatist Joss Whedon also has a distinct style, characterized by wit, humor, and cultural authority. Surely it’s not in the same league as the Bard’s. But with the writer/director’s modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon has found an enjoyable and surprising balance between the two.
The film will be released June 7, but had its U.S. Premiere this week at South by Southwest. Read more below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
From Buffy to Zoë to Echo, Joss Whedon has long demonstrated an appreciation for kick-ass ladies. He brought that with him to last summer’s The Avengers, which offered Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s only major superheroine, ample opportunity to show off her skills. It also introduced another cool female character in the form of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
It’s just too bad, then, that not all of his industry colleagues are as comfortable with powerful women. As ubiquitous as comic book superheroes are in cinemas nowadays, their distaff counterparts are still very few and far in between. And Whedon is getting pretty pissed off about it. Read his comments after the jump.
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Where exactly is Metropolis located in Man of Steel? Why isn’t Clark Kent a reporter in the film? Will the fans dictate if a Justice League movie happens? Will we see more Wolverine movies? Want to see a new image of Kick-Ass 2? Did Joss Whedon comment on the Quicksilver controversy? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe villain should come back? What do The Avengers look like as Storm Troopers? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Any Whedonite could tell you that Joss Whedon is all too aware of the looming specter of death. The beloved geek creator has a reputation for killing off characters, especially fan favorite characters, in terribly tragic ways. In that regard, it probably makes perfect sense that his commencement address to the eager, hopeful youngsters of Wesleyan University’s Class of 2013 starts with the stern warning that “you are all going to die.”
As you’d expect, though, it gets a little more uplifting from there. (Partly because, as he jokes, “it can only get better” from that inauspicious beginning.) See, Whedon knows you’re going to die, and you do too, but first he has some very good advice to offer about how you might choose to live. Hit the jump to watch the speech in full.
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The mutant speedster superhero Quicksilver found himself at the center of two competing Marvel movies last week. We already heard Joss Whedon wrote Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch, into The Avengers 2. Then Bryan Singer shocked us by casting Evan Peters as the same character in X-Men: Days of Future Past, set in an entirely different universe. Rumors swirled about a Marvel vs. 20th Century Fox pissing match and while those can be neither confirmed or denied, one of the principals did appear in public to talk about the character.
Joss Whedon was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week and explained why he inserted the characters into The Avengers 2. He doesn’t mention Singer’s film explicitly but he explains the subjective, and objective reasons they’ll be in his film. Read that, as well as a quote teasing the sequel’s villain, below. Read More »