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June 30

Making Shakespeare sound modern. This National Post article uses Joss' work as a jumping off point to discuss giving Shakespeare a natural sound.
A bit more information about the The Cabin in the Woods haunted house. As mentioned previously, Universal Studios in Orlando is building a full Cabin set for their Halloween celebration. It will include the forest, the cabin, and the facility. Sounds awesome. More...
'Much Ado About Nothing': Joss Whedon's choices in his interpretation. speaks to Joss about his creative choices for Much Ado. So if you've been wondering about the snorkel then this would be the article for you.
Much Ado makes $590,000 in its second weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a per screen average of $2,719, a week to week drop of 20% and a total gross of $2,186,000.
Why B&W? There's apparently a sudden surge in the number of films being made in Black and White. MAaN gets mentioned in this article looking at reasons for the phenomenon.

June 28

Joss talks briefly to CraveOnline about Wonder Woman and Avengers 2. In this quick video, CraveOnline's film channel editor, William Bibbiani talks to Joss about Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and forming a "Slap Line" over his defunct Wonder Woman film.
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 28th. More listings via the film's official blog.
The Nerdist website interviews Clark Gregg and Nathan Fillion about "Much Ado" and their other projects, including "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for the first and "Monsters University" for the latter.
Happy Birthday, Felicia Day! She's 34 today.

June 27

The Shepherd has been booked. Ron Glass will guest-star on an upcoming Season 2 episode of Major Crimes. The date of the episode is not listed.
Neil Patrick Harris is featured on HBO's "The Out List". The documentary airs on HBO tonight.
Buffy - an example of the cosmology of serialized TV. David Auerbach of The American Reader takes a look at "the cosmology of serialized television," and points to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as an example where "the expansionary model" fails. More...
Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "Think Steel Magnolias but not so steel-y". Fun interview conducted at last night's Saturn Awards. In another interview from the night, Joss joked that Twelfth Night would be shot as a Vine.
Buffy deserves a movie! TVGuide lists cult shows they feel deserve a movie. More...
Buffy is Entertainment Weekly's eighth greatest tv show of all time. The website has a list of the top ten. A list of the top hundred shows can be found in the print/tablet edition of the magazine.
List of Regal cinemas with the winning Much Ado fan poster. Looks like 25 theaters will have the poster on display, and a limited edition print will be handed out to filmgoers.
Happy Birthday, Christian Kane! Angel's Lindsey McDonald turns 39 today.
Cabin in the Woods becomes the theme for Halloween Horror Nights 23. No details on Haunted Houses yet, but it's been officially announced. Joss and Drew's terrifying world will be brought to life by the masters at Universal Orlando. He's hit theme parks. This is big.

June 26

Amy Acker in Vanity Fair. "I would be lying to say I didnít dream of playing Beatrice".
The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win at The Saturn Awards. The Avengers won "Best Science Fiction Film", "Best Supporting Actor" (Clark Gregg), "Best Director" and "Best Special Effects". The Cabin in the Woods won "Best Horror/Thriller Film". Pics from the event which include Joss with Clark and Joss with Amy and J. August can be found here.
Pepper and Bruce together again. The trailer for "Thanks for Sharing", starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo, is now online.
Preview Screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Melbourne July 3rd. The New Melbourne Browncoats have free passes to give away!
Joss Whedon makes Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. Also appearing on the list are Robert Downey Jr. and Neil Patrick Harris.
Visualizing Buffy. Uses data visualization to explore the time each character spends on screen and the deaths of characters in each episode. Currently Season 1 only.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #23. It's the third part of the "What You Want, Not What You Need" arc.
Buffy Season 2 : Behind the Scenes. Jeff Pruitt, stunt coordinator on BTVS (S2-S4) uploaded a wonderful look behind the scenes of season 2, with several cast and crew members, and Joss directing at the end. A must watch.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #23. CBR has them up.
The Collider interviews Clark Gregg. He talks about Much Ado, S.H.I.E.L.D., and many other things -- and above all, he's charming as ever!

June 25

(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #23 preview pages. The issue comes out tomorrow/tonight but we finally have the preview pages.
Film Threat interview with Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. Lot's of "Nothing" discussed.
Den of Geek Looks Back at Fray. "Joss Whedon seems to be concentrating on movies now, but if James had his way, he'd spend a bit more time writing comics..."

June 24

First Look at Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald in Killing Kennedy. The National Geographic Channel production has been filming in Virginia for the past 2 weeks .
Much Ado About Nothing DVD commentary being recorded as we speak. Both Spencer Treat Clark and Jillian Morgese have tweeted photos. I could easily see Joss, Alexis, Brian & Nick, as well as Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, and I think I could see Amy Acker. But I can't see Tom Lenk and/or Nathan Fillion. Emma Bates just added a great instagram (showing what a big group commentary it really is)! More...
Anthony Stewart Head on tonight's Warehouse 13! Drew Z. Greenberg just tweeted to remind us to watch Tony Head on Warehouse 13.
Women and Hollywood interviews Kai Cole. Another interview with the producer of Much Ado about her role and how she got started producing.
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, for String Quartet. Four talented young ladies (fans, I assume) interpret the entire soundtrack to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on their string instruments. Personally I think it sounds great.
Joss mentioned in new Marvel Heroes Video Game Easter Egg. Joss is mentioned in the new Marvel Heroes video game. The dialogue in question is spoken by Wonder-Man, who mentions that "Whedon better put him in the sequel."

June 23

'Much Ado' about BriTANicK. EW article about Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher.
"The Avengers" now streaming on Netflix Instant. Now every major Joss Whedon-helmed project is available. Netflix's purpose has been fulfilled. More...
Much Ado makes $762,350 in its first weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a perfectly respectable per screen average of $3,700, and a total of $1,234,781 since release.
An 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' mystery - was Nick Brendon up for J. August Richards' role? Bleeding Cool reports on what Nick Brendon told a panel at Albuquerque Comic Expo yesterday.

June 22

Nathan Fillion reveals Comic-Con 2013 plans. Our Captain doesn't actually say whether he will be at SDCC exactly, but he will be at Zachary Levi's Nerd HQ outside it (through Nerd Machine).
Happy Birthday, Joss! The Big Damn Bard turns 49 today.
3 canceled shows that could do wonders for Netflix stock. Dollhouse is in their top 3! And of course Firefly gets a mention.
These are our favourite Whedonverse quotes, what are yours? Here's the full list of the quotes that appear on the top right hand corner of every page at Which ones would you like to see added to the list? More...
"Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best films of the year". Says Sheila O'Malley of

June 21

Julie Benz on Buffy and Angel and strong women characters. She tells SciFiNow that working on Buffy and Angel was very empowering for her.
Gemeni covers Much Ado About Nothing's "Sigh No More". Twin sisters "Gemeni" release a cover of Maurissa Tancharoen's and Jed Whedon's "Sigh No More" that was in "Much Ado About Nothing" to celebrate the wide release of the film today. More...
Video: Joss Whedon at the BFI. The Q&A from last week is now online. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker appear as well.
Tom Lenk interviews Joss about Much Ado and their mutual mancrush on Nathan Fillion.
Love and marriage in Buffy: Willow and Tara. Nice overview of the relationship between Willow and Tara and some of the textual and subtextual meaning therein.
Ideas At The House interviews Joss (video) at the Sydney Opera House.

June 20

Joss appears on The Colbert Report tonight. The show airs at 11:30 Eastern time. Come discuss!
Nathan Fillion talks to CraveOnline about Monsters University. This video consists of the Managing Editor of the site's film channel, William Bibbiani talking to various members of the cast and crew about characters and the challenges and opportunities of making a prequel. More...
Nice review of Much Ado at Obsidian Wings. Spot-on about our Cap'n nailing the part of Dogberry, and some interesting thoughts about the use of B&W.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be at San Diego Comic-Con. On the Friday of that weekend, there will be a panel with Joss Whedon and Jeph Loeb.
Robert Downey Jr. signs on for Avengers 2 and 3. has the news.
Crave Online talks about "the best Buffy episode ever". "It's actually the Best Episode Ever put on television".
Can't Stop the Serenity - celebrating Joss Whedon's birthday in a big way. Want to see Serenity on the big screen this weekend? The CSTS website has details of where you can see the movie. And check the events page for other dates.
CBR's Behind Buffy Season 9: Andrew Chambliss on Buffy #22. No real future spoilers but lots of insight into the most recent issue.
Eight heroes Tor.Com would love to see in Agents of SHIELD. Some good suggestions include the Brian K. Vaughan created and Whedon written Runaways.
Photos from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sarah Paulson's new movie, "12 Years a Slave". The movie is based on the autobiography of Solomon Northrop, who spent more than 10 years as a slave in the 1800s. More...
Listen to "My Playlist with Joss Whedon". Joss took over BBC Radio 1 for an hour last night and much hilarity and good music ensued (the radio show appears to be accessible outside the UK).
A review of the Agent Coulson action figure (featuring Clark Gregg). A truly wonderful thing to watch.

June 19

Win tickets to advance Much Ado About Nothing screenings in Canada! Scene Creek is hosting a contest to give away tickets to advance screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg. More...
The perils of using Shakespeare as a screenplay. The New Yorker has what seems to me to be a rather strange article on Much Ado, which criticizes Joss for not putting his own stamp on the material.
Vincent Kartheiser IS Bat Warthog Man! The actor formerly known as The Destroyer will be doing some voice acting on the upcoming "Axe Cop" cartoon (based on the popular web comic and Dark Horse comic books created by five year old Malachai Nicholle and his older brother Ethan). Patton Oswalt will play Sockarang. More...
Joss Whedon finds time to do 'Much Ado'. Emma Bates talks to JSOnline: "He's somebody who's always cooking up something. Still, it was so hilarious. I mean, how secret can Shakespeare be?"
Much Ado About Nothing cast discuss their favorite fellow cast members. There's a surprising degree of consistency of opinion here.
Total Film: In conversation with Joss Whedon. Total Film talks to Whedon about, well, a lot of things: Shakespeare, Much Ado, Avengers 2, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Much Ado about Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg. A great interview with 2 fun guys who spend the entire time riffing off each other.
Chloe Bennet discusses Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and working with Joss. Bennet portrays the character Skye in the upcoming series.
Much Ado About Nothing Canadian theaters for the week of June 21st. Theater showtimes & locations from search listings. More...
Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms. A teacher and Shakespearean enthusiast looks at how class is presented in Much Ado and from there, how it is treated in today's world. Part One of Two.
Dark Horse Presents #25 (featuring a Buffy Season 9 tale) is out this week. The issue features the first part of a Billy story penned by Jane Espenson and drawn by Karl Moline.
A neat piece on Joss's use of the "snap zoom" in Firefly, and how it has influenced action cinematography.
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 21st. An updated, official listing of U.S. theaters that will be showing the film starting 6/21.
'Castle' writer joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'. Shalisha Francis is now part of the writing team.

June 18

Much Ado About Nothing's opening weekend performance at the UK box office. It didn't make the top ten but it did take £64,651 (+ £3,614 previews) from 64 cinemas.
Interview with Joss, Amy and Alexis at Shakespeare's Globe. A five-minute chat with video; it's dated last Wednesday but I don't think it's been posted here yet. Joss has already tweeted a couple of rather spiffy photos from the occasion: here and here.
The Lord of Catan - a Kickstarter project starring Amy Acker and Fran Kranz. If you loved the Topher/Claire scenes in Dollhouse, you'll probably love this trailer too.
Alan Tudyk joins cast for Disney's animated movie 'Frozen'. Alan will play the Duke of Weselton.
Limited run of Much Ado About Nothing at 33 Foro Internacional de la cineteca in Mexico. The limited run from this festival that started last week, will occur between today June 18th till the 23rd, with several showings. Complete showtimes can be found at the complete program (PDF). More...
Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2. Empire Magazine realises the benefit of summarising the juicy bits from their recent podcast with Joss. Especially this lovely quote, "I have scenes where someone says 'Science the sciency science'".
Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker's best Whedon moments. You may or may not that know that Joss wrote and directed Wesley's final scene in Not Fade Away.
Much Ado About Nothing to premiere in Brazil on July 26th. Distributed by H20 Films the website include main art with translated title (same as the play) and the confirmed release date. Full poster can be found on distributor Facebook page. ETA: Just received confirmation that Cine Canibal is the official distributor for the movie in Mexico and also countries in Central America, where it also be released in July (Link include poster with Spanish text). More...

June 17

Carlton VIC screening of Much Ado featuring Skype Q&A with Kai Cole. The film and Q&A will happen at 7:00pm on July 2 at Cinema Nova.
Neil Patrick Harris to star in a Broadway play. As shown by his fantastic turn hosting this year's Tony awards, Neil Patrick Harris belongs on Broadway. In Spring 2014, he returns starring as the transgender Hedwig in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Cabin in the Woods listed in Hitfix's Top 10 Self Aware Movies. Galaxy Quest with Sigourney Weaver also listed in this meta list.
Joss Whedon: A life in pictures. The BAFTA website has a full transcript of what Joss said at the Joss Whedon: A life in pictures event they recently hosted.
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Iain De Caestecker gets lead in Ryan Gosling-directed movie. It's called "How To Catch A Monster".
No Loki in The Avengers 2. Joss confirms Hiddleston's character will be sitting this one out.

June 16

Alexis Denisof Discusses Being a Dad. A cute video of Alexis with his daughters during a People magazine Father's Day photo shoot.
Alexis Denisof has joined Twitter. As confirmed by Alyson Hannigan.
The Cabin in the Woods wins a Bram Stoker award. The movie won in the "Superior Achievement in a Screenplay" category.
Much Ado makes $162,580 in its second weekend. Much Ado averaged just over $7,000 per screen, across 23 screens, for a second weekend total of $162,580, according to Deadline Hollywood.
"Man of Steel" has Whedonverse actors. Besides the obvious, Amy Adams starring as Lois Lane (she was Cousin Beth in the Joss Whedon-directed "Family" ep of "Buffy"), "Dollhouse" alumni Harry Lennix (in a prominent role) and Tahmoh Penikett (in a smaller role) are both in the cast.
Seth Green's new sitcom. Seth stars as Eli, a stoner video game developer, whose father moves in with him. More...
Neil Patrick Harris is TVLine's Performer of the Week. TVLine spotlights NPH for his performance on the Tony Awards.
Love makes Joss Whedon's rep company do the Shakespearean wacky. Great write-up of Much Ado About Nothing in Sight & Sound magazine, it's one of their films of the month. More...

June 15

Discuss 'Much Ado About Nothing'. If you have had the opportunity to see the movie, what did you think of it?

June 14

Joss Whedon and the pop culture canon. The Nation's Michelle Dean on "Much Ado About Nothing" when viewed within Joss's larger body of work and fandom.
Five favorite films with Joss Whedon. Rotten Tomatoes' Grae Drake speaks with our Jossir about five of his favorite movies, as well as "Much Ado About Nothing."
The Making of Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof and Clark Gregg talk to Backstage: "We had some police show up at some point." More...
Filmfest Munich to show Much Ado About Nothing. Original language version on the big screen in Munich June 29, July 5,6. More...
Lois Lane and the case for the female superhero movie. Criticizing the lack of strong female characters. Features Buffy, Avengers, Wonder Woman, and quotes from Joss. More...
Much Ado About Nothing goes on slightly wider release in the US this week. Roadside Attractions has a list of screens for the week of June 14th. And check out for some of next week's listings (note that is an unofficial site).
How to be prolific: guidelines for getting it done by Joss Whedon. An interesting interview with Joss where he expands on his usual "just make it" advice. ETA: There's other new interviews with Joss to be had with the BBC, Studio 360, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo and Now Magazine. Empire Magazine has a podcast interview with Joss, Alexis and Amy.
The Chosen One makes's list of the 25 greatest superheroes. In doing so she beats out the likes of Superman, Iron Man, and Wolverine (among many, MANY others)! Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men is also featured.
Great origin stories from Movies & TV. The mythologies of Buffy AND Firefly are featured on this IMDb list.

June 13

Much Ado About Nothing opens in the UK and Ireland today. The UK website has a list of the cinemas showing the movie. Currently the movie has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 83% and a Metacritic score of 76 out of 100.
Screen crush interviews Clark Gregg. "I like language. I like talking. I like writing. I like beautiful expression." More...
Video highlights from the BFI Much Ado Q&A. "Identification is a human thing, it's not gender based." Just one video ("Joss Whedon answers questions from Twitter") from the Q&A following a special screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BFI Southbank. More videos are promised.
The Last of Us, a video game with Ashley Johnson in a lead role, releases at midnight tonight. Ashley, who appeared in The Avengers, Dollhouse and Much Ado About Nothing, stars as 14 year-old Ellie alongside Troy Baker. Video links inside this story. More...
Joss Whedon - the GQ UK interview. In which Joss talks about filming the SHIELD pilot in Paris, Much Ado About Nothing, Avengers 2 and Star Wars.
Watch part of the Joss Whedon interview from this morning's BBC Breakfast show. There's a new clip from Much Ado at the start, fast forward to 0:47 if you want to avoid being spoiled for the movie. If you live in the UK, you can view the interview in full here.
Joss Whedon to guest on The Colbert Report. He'll be on next Thursday. This could be the greatest thing ever.

June 12

Interview with Amy Acker about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Josh Macuga of Schmoes Know spends about fifteen charming minutes with Acker.
Innovators and Icons: Joss Whedon the genre slayer. Joss talks with USA Today about how he likes to mix it up on screens big and small. Warning: there is a (lovely) video that automatically (annoying) plays when the page loads.
Marti Noxon to write Tomb Raider reboot film. Variety has the exclusive.
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing talk about how they got involved. InnerSpace chats with Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more about Much Ado About Nothing.
Alexis Denisof discusses whether Angel should be brought back and chats about Joss and Much Ado in this interview with Buzzfeed.
Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, and Cobie Smulders to appear at San Diego Comic-Con. This is the first time there has been a "How I Met your Mother" panel at the convention.
Joss Whedon on Much Ado and what future projects interest him. The most interesting bits to me are toward the end, where he discusses his contract outs for smaller projects, and what interests him at this point. References that Wastelanders, Dr. Horrible 2 are not on his schedule. Also mentions In Your Eyes. More...
Joss Whedon to be interviewed on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves tonight. If you didn't manage to get tickets to see Joss at the BFI tonight (and who did?) you can catch him at 10pm BST and thereafter on iPlayer.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #22. It's the second part of 'The Core' arc.

June 11

Joss talks Much Ado, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. This interview with Moviefone includes some good comments from Joss on how he feels approaching Avengers 2.
Joss et al. attend a screening of Much Ado in London. The Daily Mail has photos from the screening at the Apollo cinema tonight. Joss, Amy, Alexis, Tony Head and Tom Hiddleston were among those attending. You can see an interview with Tom Hiddleston, where he says he would be honoured to play Hamlet if Joss asked, here. There is another video of Tom Hiddleston here, although the interview proper doesn't start until about a minute in. There are also interviews with Joss here and here. And more interviews with Tony, Amy and Alexis.
Serenity tattoo on Jewel Staite's TV boyfriend. On "The Killing," Jewel pulls down Joel Kinnaman's shirt to reveal "Serenity" tattooed on his chest. On Twitter, Joss says he watches this AMC show, resurrected for a third season.
Variety's 10 TV Writers to Watch features Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon. "We also have faith that if we're making things that we would want to see, other people will want to see it too, and hopefully they'll forgive us when we do a musical episode."
Two new clips from Much Ado About Nothing. The first clip features Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz and Reed Diamond. The second clip is from a scene with Clark Gregg, Tom Lenk and Nathan Fillion.
Top ten underused Whedon characters. Characters we might have enjoyed seeing more of, according to SFX. More...
Amy Acker on Much Ado About Nothing A Q & A with Amy Acker that covers where she stayed when she came to LA to do Dollhouse, making Shakespeare accessible to students & whether it was more fun to play Fred or Illyria. More...
Much Ado is "the first five-star movie of the summer". That is according to critic Chris Tookey of the Daily Mail. There are also good reviews from The Scotsman, Empire and Den of Geek. More...

June 10

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #25 solicitation and Phil Noto cover. This is the final issue of Buffy Season 9. You can see the Georges Jeanty cover at this link.
Nathan Fillion to appear on Conan June 12, 2013. Most likely talking about Much Ado, but I'm sure there will be much hilarity, as well. More...
Producer Kai Cole talks Much Ado, Joss Whedon, and more. It's an interview with The Credits ("a digital magazine that celebrates the hard work and creativity that goes into making the movies and television shows we all love" published by the MPAA), which I found via who Joss is following on Twitter.
Nathan Fillion doesn't expect to be a Marvel superhero soon. IGN on Nathan's thoughts about superheroism in his future.
New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. teaser clip. Appears to have a few new scenes.
New York Times reports Stark Industries CEO to offer 2.5 bn relief package to NYC after alien invasion. Just one of the headlines on MediAvengers. A pretty well put together tumblr blog featuring fan made newspaper/magazine covers, articles, and blurbs set in the MCU.
More from Joss about his latest projects. The UK release of Much Ado About Nothing is this Friday and so begins a new cycle of Joss interviews. First up is There's also interviews with, DigitalSpy, SFX and Click.
Watch the Much Ado Q&A at the Landmark. This was held after the 5pm screening from last Friday. Joss, Amy, Clark, Alexis and Tom were all in attendance.
Out now - the Buffy Season 9 tpb "Spike: A Dark Place". It collects Victor Gischler's five issue mini-series.

June 09

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' 2013 Tony Awards Opening Number. It has song, dance, magic, acrobatics. There's a reason this is his fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. You can also see his closing number.

June 08

A quick interview with Amy Acker. Amy talks Joss and Shakes over at Ain't It Cool News in a brief interview... minor spoilers for Much Ado, if you consider Shakespeare plot details spoiler territory.
EW's 13 most unfortunate TV characters. A certain watcher-turned-rogue-demon-hunter gets a mention.
Much Ado soars at the specialty box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter - "Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing soared at the specialty box office, grossing $71,000 from five theaters for a location average of $14,200, the best of any film. The film, marking a victory for Roadside Attractions, is anticipating a $230,000 opening weekend for a theater average of $46,000." Update: Joss has commented on the film's opening weekend.
Ranking the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" vampires. Louis Peitzman of BuzzFeed ranks the top 22 vampires of Sunnydale.
The interview is mostly on how coming out has affected him as an actor, though he also briefly touches on Much Ado and Firefly.
The cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" share their student film war stories. Just in time for tonight's Student Academy Awards, the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" shares their student film war stories. ETA: The Oscars YouTube channel also has a video of the panel at Oscars Outdoors. More...

June 07

Fran Kranz discusses his new web series, JourneyQuest. In addition, he also riffs on getting cast in Much Ado and not getting cast in The Avengers.
David Krumholtz joins 'The Judge'. The movie, currently filming, stars Robert Downey, Jr., and is due in theaters in 2014.
Whedonverse cast and crew to appear at Chicago Comic Con. Actors Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Juliet Landau, James Marsters, and Alan Tudyk and comic artists Ben Templesmith and Jenny Frison will be attending. The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from August 8 to 11.
Joss Q&A from Google Hangout with Fox11LA.
Marvel courts Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Quicksilver role in Avengers 2. According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel want Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Quicksilver, but there are scheduling issues so it might not work out. More...
Lensbaby talks to Much Ado director of photography Jay Hunter. The lens maker (Portland-based!) talks to Hunter and shooting Much Ado About Nothing, for which he used the company's distorting/selective focus lenses. Hunter also shot on Dollhouse.
Behind Buffy Season 9: Angel & Faith #22 with Christos Gage. They discuss the shocking last issue. More...
Video: Tavis Smiley interviews Joss. Appears to not be region-locked, as it works at least in Sweden. ETA: And here's Joss doing a commentary for a single scene of Much ado, for The New York Times. More...
'Much Ado About Nothing' rollouts in the US today. Deadline spoke to Roadside Attraction's Howard Cohen about the movie's release. 5 screens today in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On the 21st, there will be a 150 screen run in the top 25 markets. The One True b!X has created an unofficial listings website for the screenings in the US and elsewhere. That can be found at
Choosing Joss Whedon's next literary muse. The cast of Much Ado About Nothing weigh in on what text Joss should adapt next. And Joss himself talks about the problems of adapting Dickens' work.
Sean Maher in Out Magazine's 2013 Hot List. He also talks about Much Ado About Nothing.
Even more reviews for Much Ado About Nothing. The New York Post says "[it's] the first filmed Shakespeare comedy in decades that's actually funny". The New York Times describes the movie as having a "has a sly, robust eroticism". The L.A. Times says "the transference of the play's setting to today's Santa Monica works beautifully". "Everyone should see this movie". "[it] possesses that Whedon-esque nerdy energy, fizzing with humor, eroticism, booze and more than a hint of danger". New York Daily News "an absolute delight, as merry as the day is long". "as bracingly effervescent as picnic champagne". "this nimble black-and-white rendition honors a classic text". More...

June 06

Samuel L. Jackson interested in involvement in S.H.I.E.L.D.. He tells Vulture that he would to have a role akin to Charlie in Charlie's Angels.
IMDB plays match the "Much Ado" actor to their other Whedonverse roles. A photo gallery of the "Much Ado" performers listing their previous Joss Whedon-affiliated credits.
J. August Richards talks to MTV Geek about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fun interview with J. August Richards about his potential role in the Marvel universe.
The fairy-tale story of an Avengers extra who became Joss Whedon's big new star. Jillian Morgese talks to Buzzfeed about how she came to star in Much Ado About Nothing. She was also at last night's premiere in Los Angeles. Pics and quotes from that event can be found at The Hollywood Reporter and Babble.
The Much Ado cast on meeting Joss Whedon. Some of the material you'll recognise from previous (roundtable) interviews but it's fun to see Fran, Alexis, Amy, Nathan and Clark interact. Backstage has several more YouTube interviews with the cast and those can be found here, here and here.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Dark Horse Presents # 25 featuring the first part of a Billy The Vampire Slayer story from Jane Espenson & Karl Moline. It's the first two pages.
Geeknation podcast with James Marsters. Clare Kramer interview with James for Geeknation.
Neil Patrick Harris teases his plans for hosting the 'Big Giant Tony Awards Spectacular'. A brief interview about the event from Additionally highlights from Neil's interview on "Late Show with David Letterman" from Monday can be found here. Completing the pre-Tony Awards promotion round he's a guest on tomorrow's "Katie" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" .
Canada's CTV picks up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Hopefully other networks outside the US will soon announce that they have also picked up the show. ETA: That they have. The show has been picked in Sweden, Germany and Australia.
An Evening with Joss Whedon. Joss being interviewed on stage in this rather long video from Film Society of Lincoln Center. ETA: Vulture has a good interview with him as well. ETA: Also, TIME has a video interview with 10 questions. More...
The link between blockbuster superheroes and a little Shakespeare adaptation. Whedon explains to NPR that the foundation of all his work is to "draw the life out of every character...that sounds weird and vampiric!" More...
Joss Whedon is the guest on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" airing tonight. In this interview he'll discuss Much Ado About Nothing and the upcoming series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Highlights from Nathan Fillion interview on 06/04 Late Show with David Letterman can be found here and here. More...
'Much Ado About Nothing' score is now available to buy. You can download it at Amazon and iTunes (they have the digital booklet). The soundtrack is scored by Joss and produced by Deborah Lurie. More...
The latest reviews for Much Ado About Nothing. The AV Club says the movie "never loses the spirit of its source material". The Epoch Times calls it "a genuinely entertaining movie". The Associated Press says "moviegoers will likely have few better options this summer for a good romantic comedy". IndieWire describes Much Ado as "Whedon's most emotionally resonant and fully realized feature film to date". The Village Voice says Joss "approaches the story with a tremendous amount of joy". And Yahoo Movies goes with "the film handily accomplishes what Whedon's legion of hardcore fans already know: Joss can do anything". More...

June 05

io9 teaches fandom about Whedonic Calculus. io9 uber-contributor and editor Charlie Jane Anders promotes the lost art of Whedonic Calculus, as espoused by 18th century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham. More...
Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher to do an NYC Q&A. The BriTANick duo will be on-hand for the 7:00pm screening of Much Ado About Nothing at New York City's Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater on Saturday, June 8. More...
Christian Kane to guest star on King & Maxwell. He will play the brother of Rebecca Romjin's character, Michelle Maxwell.
Alexis Denisof appears on Good Day LA. He talks Much Ado, fatherhood, and working with Joss. Included in the video is a new clip from the movie.
'Much Ado About Nothing' and Why the Future of Monochrome Cinematography Isn't Black & White. examines the art of black and white film in an age "where it's even less prominent than it was in the days of the rebellious French New Wave.". Much Ado's cinematographer Jay Hunter describes using the RED EPIC camera and shooting black and white digitally: More...
Much Ado About Slut-Shaming. Feministing talks favorably about Joss's highlighting of the "Slut-shaming" that goes on in Much Ado.
Life inside the Whedonverse. Find out what it's like to be part of Joss' world. It's a really good feature.
Ming-Na Wen talks Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. "You know what, I have to say, I am so excited. When I saw the pilot episode, it was just -- there's so much heart in it, and it's such family-oriented entertainment. "
Another Joss video interview on Much Ado about Nothing on the Associated Press youtube channel.
Hero Complex talks to Joss and Clark Gregg. For the second time! Much Ado and Whedon fans discussed.
A Short Chat with Nathan Fillion About Set Life and Shakespeare. Interview at
Charlie Rose interviews Joss Whedon. Just what it says. Unfortunately requires Flash, which means I haven't even seen it yet.
Joss Whedon on Shakespeare, female superheroes and feminism. It's an exceedingly quotable interview.
Win tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing in Adelaide on June 18th. Two double passes are up for grabs.
Watch a new clip from Much Ado About Nothing. MSN Movies UK has the exclusive.
Q&A Screening of "Much Ado" at Arclight Hollywood 6/7 at 8:30pm. This is an additional Q&A and screening to the 7.45pm screening and Q&A. Landmark Theatres screening/Q&A at 5:00pm in West LA not affected (and still has available seats). More...

June 04

Fly the best gorram ship on your Garmin. Anyone with a Garmin navigation system can now have Serenity as their vehicle.
New trailer for "The To-Do List" with Clark Gregg. The To-Do List opens July 26th. Trailer is rated R, so it's a liiiiittle NSFW. More...
Nathan Fillion & Clark Gregg Interview with Jeremy Jahns. The interview is mostly about Much Ado but a few questions are asked about Agents of Shield as well.
J. August Richards launches new sci-fi web series 'The Hypnotist'. "A mind-bending web series about a mysterious woman in Los Angeles who performs the ancient art of African Hypnosis.''
Sarah Michelle Gellar to appear on HuffPost Live. You can leave a question for her (registration required). This Friday she will also stop by at The View. More...
More interviews with Joss Whedon about Much Ado About Nothing. The UK Facebook page has part II of their video interview with Joss. There's also interviews with Time Out New York, The List and The Skinny.
David Edelstein from New York Magazine reviews Much Ado About Nothing. "I'd be pressed to imagine a more sure-footed Much Ado. When Shakespeare's done right, you can't imagine him ever being done wrong. The clarity is blinding." Though The Wrap review says "the final results are disappointingly mediocre". The Miami New Times says the movie is "Whedon at his best" and The List says the movie "keeps everything simple to let the dialogue sparkle". JoBlo gives it 8 out of 10 and praises Amy "simply shines as Beatrice".
"It's Fun Being An Asshole!": an interview with Fran Kranz. From Laura Berger at Pop Matters.
Tragic deaths in geekdom. The author, Louis Peitzman, sent this tweet to Amber Benson: "I included Tara's death in my most tragic deaths in geekdom post because I love you and I'm still sad."

June 03

'Much Ado About Nothing' score now listed on It's available for download on June 6th (as per Joss' tweet). In the meantime, we can gaze at the names of the 32 tracks scored by Joss and preview the tracks as well. More...
Reduced Shakespeare Company audio podcast with Reed Diamond. And also an online interview with Fran Kranz earlier tonight here at The Huffington Post Live. More...
Sci Fi Film and TV Art exhibit includes Firefly and Serenity among others. Art Directors Guild putting on a summer long exhibit in Burlingame, California.
Nathan Fillion comments on the umpteenth "will we see more Firefly?" question. He does give a very diplomatic answer.
Whedon alums grace the couch of David Letterman this week. Neil Patrick Harris is a guest tonight (June 3rd) promoting his hosting duties on next Sunday's Tony Awards and Nathan Fillion is guest tomorrow night to promote the limited release of Much Ado About Nothing on "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
The "Dark Underbelly" of Shakespeare? writes up a Joss Q&A post Much Ado screening.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets nominated for "Most Exciting New Series" in the Critics' Choice TV Awards. The show faces off against The Bridge, Masters of Sex, The Michael J. Fox Show, Ray Donovan and Under The Dome.
Anthony Head cast in Hereafter - a supernatural scifi thriller. Written and directed by Johnny Kenton, this stand alone film is also a pilot for a future series. It has already been shot and has a deal for internet distribution in place. More...
Joss talks about casting Alexis and Amy for Much Ado About Nothing. We also found out the answer to that long awaited ice cream question. The video is courtesy of the UK Facebook page. The US page has a couple of cool videos as well. They can be found here and here.
Who's the new Who? Now that Matt Smith has officially confirmed he's leaving the TARDIS at the end of his year, our favourite Operative is back in the running as the new Doctor.
Videos from the Firefly panel at Wizard World Philadelphia. Adam, Gina, Summer and Jewel were on the panel and a good time seemed to be had by all.
'Dealing with the F-Word' - a Whedonverse essay. This examination of feminism in Joss' work first appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

June 02

Buffy - one of the best written tv series ever. Our very own slayer came in at #49 on the WGA's 101 Best Written TV Series list. More...
Clark Gregg the "new King of the Whedonverse". Nice feature on Clark Gregg who is described in the article as having a "face that is doomed to die". Touches on Much Ado, SHIELD, Avengers but mostly Gregg and Whedon.
Report from Tel Aviv's BuffyFest 2013. Coverage of last week's BuffyFest convention in Tel Aviv, Israel.

June 01

Joss Whedon: 'I kept telling my mum reading comics would pay off'. A great feature on Joss in today's Observer.
Happy birthday, Morena Baccarin! The companion turns 34.
Happy birthday, Jewel Staite! Our cheerful mechanic turns 31 today.
The genius of Buffy. A wonderful short post about the depth of Buffy, how mom does not get it, and how there has been a backlash.

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