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What will Joss Whedon do with the Avengers?

Posted by LiveFor on April 24, 2010


I love this comic strip from HijiNKS ENSUE. Funny with a lot of truth in it.

I am still excited that Joss Whedon will be at the helm of The Avengers movie and also having a crack at polishing the script – more here.

I do wonder what Whedonesque things we will see in the film. What actors that pope up in many of this films will show up in The Avengers and what characters will they play?

A lot of possibility here and hopefully Whedon will get a chance to really shine.

Talk it up in the comments about what you want to see Whedon do in The Avengers film.

Now if I could only figure out a Firefly / Avengers crossover.

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Serenity – Wash gets his own back in funny Web Comic

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

I love it. Sorry for any potential spoilers you may infer from this cool web comic, but I had to share it. Cartoonist Mike Russell, writer Mark Bourne and inker/colorist Bill Mudron are responsible for this take on Joss Whedon’s Firefly feature film Serenity.

I still really miss Firefly. Still mad that Zac Efron played a young Simon Tam in the series (check out the video below).

“I am a leaf on the wind.”



Source: io9

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Samuel L Jackson says Nick Fury is not in Thor but Avengers starts shooting next February

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

While chatting to various people about his new indie film Mother and Child Samuel L Jackson got onto the subject of his work as Nick Fury for Marvel Studios.

He is signed up for nine films as Fury and sounds as if the role will get bigger as the films move on.

“I got started on it when I did the end of Iron Man 1. My foot was on the path. Now, my foot is a little deeper on the path ’cause we’ve got Iron Man 2. I’m not in Thor. I’m supposed to do Captain America this summer in London.”

It is a surprise that he is not in Thor. Even Jackson didn’t know why Fury wouldn’t be featuring.

“I have no idea. I’m not in charge of making those decisions. I thought I was. They said I was in the trades, and I was like, “Oh, I’ve got a job!” And then, I called my agent and she said, “Nah, you’re not in it. They misprinted.” I was like, “Well shit, they need to pay me just ’cause they put my name in it.”

They asked Jackson if he does in fact get to “kick some major ass” in Iron Man 2 and if we will finally get to see his badass Fury in full action? “No, I get to talk really harshly with Robert Downey Jr., but that is about it,” answered Jackson. “So far that’s all I’m doing.”

As for The Avengers how big a role will Fury have in that team film?

“The Avengers is my own starring vehicle for that character, pretty much. That’s not that far away. It’s in February. It’s just February. I’ve got time to get in shape and everything.”

“[He will] shoot somebody,” he said. “I’d like for him to do something eventually.”

“I’m totally looking forward to finally getting Nick Fury into action,” he added.

They finished by asking Jackson if he was happy that Whedon would be directing the The Avengers and if he was excited to be working with him on the project? “Yes I am,” replied Jackson. “I’m looking forward to that.”

Glad to hear that Whedon is definitely on for The Avengers and good to see more Jackson as Fury. Would you want to see a Nick Fury movie?

Source: MovieWeb, Collider

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UPDATED: The Avengers – Joss Whedon is hours away from directing it

Posted by LiveFor on April 13, 2010

Great news for fans of Joss Whedon (oh Firefly!) but a rumour from a few weeks ago that said he was in the running to direct The Avengers for Marvel Studios could well be true.

Deadline (who are usually spot on with these things) have the news that Joss Whedon is in final negotiations to direct The Avengers.

That means he would be in control of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and whoever else they decide to include – possibly the Hulk, the Wasp, Hawkeye.

After Iron Man 2, Marvel has three pictures left on a distribution deal with Paramount before it moves to Disney, and the studio has been churning them out. Iron Man 2 gets released in May, Captain America will begin shooting this summer in Europe, Thor is in production, and Marvel Studios just set Pete Sollett to direct Runaways, based on the comic book series created by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan. Whedon also wrote for that last one along with Astonishing X-Men so he knows how these things work.

True, Serenity is his only feature film, but all of his shows involve an ensemble cast of people with various abilities so his transition to directing the team of Avengers should work quite well.

I really think he is an excellent choice for the film although it is still not set in stone. Do you agree that Whedon is the one to direct the Avengers or is it a terrible choice? Who else should they have on the team?

The Avengers is due out in May 2012.

UPDATE: Variety have picked up on the news that Whedon is in final negotiations to direct and if it does go ahead he will also rework the screenplay by screenwriter Zak Penn.

It will be nice if this all happens. Now another question – if he could bring in some of his crew what characters would you like to see the following play?

Nathan Fillion – Neil Patrick Harris – Charisma Carpenter – Felicia Day – Summer Glau

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Amy Acker talks Happy Town and Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods

Posted by LiveFor on April 6, 2010

Amy Acker played Fred in Joss Whedon’s Angel and was also in Dollhouse. She was at Wondercon and Sci-Fi Wire spoke with her about Whedon’s horror film, Cabin in the Woods, and a new ABC show called Happy Town.

First up the TV show Happy Town – is making a strong case for being the next TV obsession. Set in Haplin, Minn., the show deals with people who are disappearing in kidnappings that many think are the work of “the Magic Man.” Others say there’s nothing wrong. It premieres April 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

It stars M.C. Gainey, Geoff Stults and Amy Acker and produced by Josh Appelbaum. They all spoke about the show which sounds like a mix of Twin Peaks, Eureka and more.

M.C. Gainey (Tom Friendly in Lost) plays Haplin sheriff Griffin Conroy. “It’s just one of those towns [where] you don’t know what’s going on there, and the people who do know what’s going on, I’m not even sure they’re people,” Gainey said. “I don’t know that I’m at liberty to tell you much more than that, except that this ain’t your average little small town.”

“I go a little crazy,” Gainey said. “I go a little bit crazy. I kick a lot of ass in this later on. You stick around, I get to kick ass and take names. Heavily armed and heavily medicated, I’m out there busting it up.”

“Let me put it this way,” Appelbaum said. “Whether the characters aren’t people, there will be an introduction of some animals into the show that there’s something going on with these animals that the animals might not be what they seem.”

See what I mean about Twin Peaks where the owls were not what they seemed! They hope that the show does scare people.

“We were like, let’s just make our cry from hell,” Appelbaum said. “Particularly ABC, they haven’t had a truly scary show on the air in a while. In fact, I don’t know that any network has put on just a straight-up scary show. We were like, ‘Let’s just come up with what our version of a cry from hell would be.’ We’re also huge Twin Peaks fans, Stephen King fans, so this was sort of our opportunity to hit that genre and have fun with it.”

“There’s not vampires, but you’ve got people disappearing,” Amy Acker said. “You don’t know what’s happening to you. They were saying more illusion than supernatural, but still. I would like to know what the illusions are, because they really look good.”

“This is a small-town show.” Applebaum continued, “There is a simplicity to that, and there’s a mystery in the town. There are several mysteries, but there is a central mystery: Who is the Magic Man? It’s very classic, old-school storytelling. It isn’t about this vast cast of characters or global events. It’s this town, there are these people, there’s a mystery, who’s behind these abductions, what’s going on? So I think it’s very familiar storytelling for an audience, even though we’re trying to do it in an unconventional way.”

Unlike Lost and others shows of that ilk the mystery of the Magic Man will be found out at the end of the first Season.

“Once you answer that question, it opens up a whole other layer of mysteries,” Appelbaum said. “How is that humanly possible? What does that mean? What is that about? What does that mean about all the other people in the town? I think people will be like, ‘Now I’ve got to keep watching to figure out what the repercussions of that will be.’ Plus the fact that in the final episode, one way or the other, the audience is going to find out who the Magic Man is. That doesn’t necessarily mean the other characters on the show will. There’s still going to be the drama of that moving forward, of when is this person going to be found.”

Happy Town stars Geoff Stults as Tommy Conroy, Sam Neill as Merritt Grieves, Lauren German as Henley Boone, Steven Weber as John Haplin, Amy Acker as Rachel Conroy, Sarah Gadon as Georgia Bravin, Robert Wisdom as Roger Hobbs, Jay Paulson as Eli “Root Beer” Rogers and Ben Schnetzer as Andrew Haplin.

Recurring stars include Frances Conroy as Peggy Haplin, Abraham Benrubi as Big Dave Duncan, M.C. Gainey as Sheriff Griffin Conroy, Peter Outerbridge as Handsome Dan, Warren Christie as Greggy Stiviletto and Sophia Ewaniuk as Emma Conroy.

Sounds very cool, so I will give it a watch whenever it shows up here in the UK.

What about Whedon’s mysterious Cabin in the Woods? Acker let slip that it is more than a serial killer type of thing.

“There’s a lot of scary monsters,” Acker said “It’s a scary movie.”

“It does take from the sort of formula of the horror movie of this group of young kids who go away to a cabin in the woods for the weekend, and everything that happens and what you think is supposed to happen.”

The film is currently being converted into 3D but is due out on 14th January 2011.

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The Random – Ant-Man, DiCaprio maybe Hoover and Travis McGee, Joss Whedon on The Avengers, Harold & Kumar 3, Soderbergh’s Contagion

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2010

It is April 1st so it may be possible one or two of these tales have fooled me.

– Edgar Wright and Pixar may be teaming up to bring Marvel’s miniscule Avenger, Ant-Man, to the big screen according to JoBlo.

– Leonardo DiCaprio may play J Edgar Hoover in Spielberg’s biopic of the FBI chief. The actor is also in talks to play Travis McGee, the detective beach bum, in an adaption of John D MacDonalds book, The Deep Blue GoodBye. Oliver Stone is down to direct.

– Joss Whedon (Buffy, Dollhouse, Firefly) may be on the shortlist to direct The Avengers movie. Shiny! That would be very cool. First Showing have more.

– Kal Penn may be back for the third Harold and Kumar film – A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Apparently his job at the White House is almost at an end.

The Playlist have had a look at the script for Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion.- – ”…if you took the breadth and scope of “Traffic” or “Syriana,” tidied up the writing, and found a subject matter that terrified you relentlessly for two hours, you’d have something close to Contagion…clearly done an enormous amount of research, and it’s thoroughly, horrifyingly conceivable throughout, but it’s also as much about the way that information can spread virally in the Web 2.0 age, as it is about the spread of the virus. Burns ties these dual themes together in the final pages, the two dovetailing in a hugely satisfying way.”

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A – Z of Awesomeness in this amazing Poster

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

Just fantastic. This poster is by Neil Cameron and his site has a close up of each letter.

You can also buy a copy. The posters are 286mm x 439mm, on glossy full-colour poster paper.

Each poster is signed. The price is £8.00 (GBP), with a postage and packing charge of £2.50, wherever you are. Please allow 28 days for delivery.

All profits from the sale of this second printing will be donated to SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn And their Parents), a charity which supports the Intensive Special Care Nurseries (Neonatal Unit) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

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Felicia Day sees Red in Syfy Original Movie

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010

Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and Dollhouse who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red (not to be confused with the adaption of Warren Ellis’ comic book Red starring Bruce Willis or the film from a few years ago called Red starring Brian Cox or Warren Beatty’s Reds or the reimagining of Red Riding Hood in a gothic style heading to the big screen starring Amanda Seyfried).

Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27.

Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies, is also developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other projects.

In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen and he was amazing in Pontypool).

In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicia is most widely known for her work in web video. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, which was voted the Best Web TV of 2008 by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

Currently she stars in the web series The Guild, which she created, writes and stars in. The Guild was the winner of the YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW Best Web Series Awards for 2008. The series has generated more than 50 million views web-wide. Day also has a hugely popular Twitter following, reaching more than 1.7 million fans.

Here endeth the press release. Day is cool so I imagine this will have some watchable moments and McHattie is always great to watch. We shall see what we shall see.

Any Felicia fans out there looking forward to this?

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Listen up Browncoats. You can now buy Mal Reynold’s Brown coat

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Yep, fans of Firefly and Serenity can rest up and dress like their favourite Captain Mal Reynolds played by the excellent Nathan Fillion in Joss Whedon’s classic show.

It costs $319.99 thought to which I say gorram! When can we buy the blue gloves?

Serenity Malcolm Reynolds Browncoat Replica:

The officially licensed Browncoat!
Based on the coat worn by Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) in Firefly and Serenity!
Designer quality!

As worn by the dashing Captain Mal Reynolds of the good ship Serenity (played by Nathan Fillion), this replica suede coat is going to get you into (and out of) plenty of adventures! On the other hand, it’s such high quality that you may want to keep it safe and sound in your home collection. Officially licensed and available in a very limited run, this western-style duster features 100% real suede, fully-functional brass buckles, smooth leather cuffs, gunflaps at the sides, detailed stitching and a Serenity woven label. Order yours today!

You can purchase one over on Entertainment Earth.

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Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock making Comic Con Documentary

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse) is developing a documentary feature about the San Diego Comic-Con that will be centered on a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans.

According to E! Whedon is teaming up with award-winning Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, according to a source.

“They want to follow people for about three months leading up to this year’s Comic-Con,” the source said. “And then they want to film them there. They’re looking at all types of people.”

Spurlock was at last years Comic Con year scouting out Simpsons superfans for a documentary coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Matt Groening’s animated series.

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