Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot

Here’s a bit of breaking news, as if everything happening at San Diego Comic-Con weren’t enough: after some theoretical rumblings earlier this year, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is now officially in development. Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) will serve as a writer, executive producer, and the series’ showrunner, while Joss Whedon – the mastermind behind the Buffy movie and the long-running original TV show – is also on board as an executive producer.

Plus, this time Buffy is going to be a black woman.

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San Diego Comic Con

As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.

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The Nevers

Joss Whedon is heading back to the small screen. The director of films like The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron has signed a deal to write, direct, and executive produce a new sci-fi series called The Nevers for HBO. And in case that simple fact wasn’t enough to raise your interest, Whedon says the show could be the “most ambitious narrative” of his entire career thus far. Cue the classic Keanu Reeves reaction: whoa.

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Pippa Smith

Joss Whedon is returning to TV to executive produce Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective. The series is a dark comedy about a former kid detective who grows up but continues to solve mystery. It’s currently in development at Freeform, a TV channel you may or may not have heard of.

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Firefly 15th anniversary

It’s easy to forget that when Joss Whedon was hired to direct The Avengers, the decision raised some eyebrows from Hollywood’s elite. Whedon only had one movie to his name at that point, and was far better known for his work in television. But those of us who had seen Firefly, Whedon’s pulpy, ensemble-driven sci-fi western, and Serenity, the film continuation of the story, knew he had the chops to bring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the early cancellation of Firefly, and Zoic Studios, the Emmy-winning company that created the show’s visual effects, has created a video tribute to some of the best moments in the franchise. Take a quick flight back to the early 2000s and see the Serenity take flight once more in a brand new shot created specifically for this video. Read More »

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avengers script

Joss Whedon is done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but at one time, he had the keys to the kingdom. In a new interview, Whedon looks back at his Marvel days, and confirms that he wrote the first Avengers script alone, despite a shared credit with Zak Penn. Whedon also says he almost had The Wasp in his film.

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Age of Ultron Defense

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: why Avengers: Age of Ultron is actually superior to the other Avengers films.)

What do we want from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do we merely want a collection of cool moments; the realization of decades upon decades of comic book splash pages brought to digital life on a big screen with booming surround sound? Do we want the joy of recognition; the giddiness that comes when a familiar easter egg appears and we knowingly elbow whomever we’re seeing the movie with, as if to say, “I recognize that; do you?” Or do we want something challenging? Something that takes the raw materials that make up the MCU and builds them up into something entirely unexpected?

Better yet – what if we could have all of those things, together? As it turns out, we did. It was called Avengers: Age of Ultron. And people weren’t happy about it.

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Batgirl Movie Writer

After stalling out following Joss Whedon‘s departure from the project, the Batgirl movie is back on track with a new writer. Christina Hodson, who wrote the upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, will pen the film for Warner Bros. More on the new Batgirl movie writer below.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Revival

Buffy the Vampire Slayer knows a thing or two about letting things stay six feet under. But in the age of a million revivals and reboots, even the slayer of the undead could end up resurrected.

A Fox executive says that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival has been “frequently” discussed at the Fox Television Group. But thankfully, the revival would never move forward without the blessing of creator Joss Whedon.

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Joss Whedon Won’t Direct ‘Batgirl’ Film After All

Joss Whedon Batgirl

Joss Whedon‘s Batgirl is no more. After moving from Marvel Studios to Warner Bros. and DC last year in the hopes of writing and directing a movie based on Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl), the writer/director has officially exited the project, leaving it without a filmmaker at the moment. Read Whedon’s comments about parting ways with the film below.
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