“I was so beaten down by the process.” “I [came] off of it feeling like a miserable failure.” “I think that did a disservice to the movie and the studio and to myself.” “The things about it that are wrong frustrate me enormously.” These are things Joss Whedon just said about Age of Ultron at the Tribeca Film Festival…
Buffy the Vampire Slayer rocked our world, and it remains one of the all-time greatest TV shows. The story of a fated vampire-hunter who tries to live a normal life in high school, Buffy still has few worthy successors. And it has so much to teach us about good writing.
While Joss Whedon may be done making live action stories for Captain America, he’s reuniting with John Cassaday, with whom he worked on Astonishing X-Men, to write a comic story.
We may never get another live-action Firefly movie or TV show. So every bit of Firefly media that we do get is precious—and that explains why Browncoats became so excited about Firefly Online, the online role-playing game. But what’s become of this project?
Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones have all proven themselves as worthy entries into Marvel’s pantheon of shared live-action properties. But in a new interview, Avengers and Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon says that the world of Marvel film and TV isn’t quite as connected as it is at first…
Digging Deeper is a new video channel that goes in depth on a film topic. In their latest video, they profile Joss Whedon’s Serenity, examining how it uses a whole bunch of genres to really succeed as a film.
M.R. Carey’s novel The Girl With all the Gifts blew our minds, in a very good way. It was Joss Whedon’s new favorite book, too. So it’s absolutely fantastic news that Carey has a new novel coming in early April 2016! Here’s your first look at Fellside, exclusively at io9!
On a list of the best things to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston’s portray of Loki has to be near the top. Over multiple movies, the adopted brother of Thor has wreaked havoc on Earth and Asgard but was sadly absent from Avengers: Age of Ultron. That wasn’t always the case, though.
Love it or hate it, there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s absolutely packed. Packed full of plot, heroes, villains and that style is perfectly fitted to artist Tyler Stout.
No matter what you thought of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s no arguing the perfect casting of James Spader as Ultron. Even though he’s playing a 9-foot-tall robot, the character still had that perfect, Spader smugness to him and it worked incredibly well.
Upper Deck is putting together a set of Firefly trading cards, and artist Robert Jimenez is one of the artists involved. He’s put together some stunning cards of Joss Whedon’s series in pulp form.
The Avengers sequel didn’t quite stack up to the original Avengers, from 2012—depending on whom you talk to, it was either a little disappointing, or a major letdown. But I’m willing to bet that the original, longer cut of the film fixes most of the biggest problems. And Marvel should put it in theaters now.
Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy?
We spoke to Joss Whedon just before the Comic-Con panel where he announced his “Victorian female Batman” comic, Twist. He told us more about on what’s in store for that project... and we picked his brain on superheroes, storytelling, and what he really thought of the Black Widow controversy.
No kidding. Here at San Diego Comic Con, the creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse, and the director of two Avengers movies, just told us the nature and purpose of existence. He also revealed one of his next projects: a “Victorian female Batman” called Twist.
When Tony Stark tried to create Ultron in the second Avengers movie, his plan was to create a a series of robots that could police the entire world. But apparently he also had a secret agenda — to pay homage to a classic Studio Ghibli anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Black Widow’s rise to badassery arguably began in 2004, when Richard K. Morgan wrote a miniseries that revamped her backstory and gave her a much stronger inner life. And now that we’re all talking about Black Widow in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Morgan has some thoughts about how to achieve her full…
Late last year, Idris Elba let slip the names of some of the major Thor characters that would make brief appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And yet, when the movie actually arrived, no Loki. What happened?
The first Avengers movie was the first film to capture the scale and vibrancy of a comic book on screen. The sequel, Age of Ultron, marks a smaller but still significant advance: This is the first movie to make superheroes feel larger than normal people... by getting more personal. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
“Coulson lives!” was the excited cry from many Marvel movie fans when they learned that Agent Phil Coulson would be resurrected for the TV show Agents of SHIELD. But not everyone was a fan of bringing Coulson back, including director Joss Whedon, who felt it took “some of the punch out of” his Avengers movie.