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May 30 2013

Another Much Ado About Nothing Q&A in London. Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof will be at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London on 11 June.

May 29 2013

A clip from Much Ado About Nothing. This footage was originally shown when Joss was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

May 27 2013

TV spot released for Much Ado About Nothing. The movie is rated PG-13 in the States.
Emma Bates talks Much Ado About Nothing. She talks about her role of Urusla and how she came be in the movie.

May 24 2013

Empire Magazine review of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. They gave the movie four stars out of five and said "Whedon and Shakespeare are a perfect match."

May 23 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' will be shown at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The movie is "confirmed for the full NZIFF tour after premiering in Auckland and Wellington in July".

May 21 2013

Joss, Amy and Nathan chat about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. This interview was conducted before the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at the 39th Seattle International Film Festival.

May 18 2013

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' kicks off Seattle Film Fest with great fanfare. covers Thursday's screening in Seattle. A video of the red carpet event featuring interviews with Alexis, Amy, Clark and Joss can be here and some fab pics from the Q&A can be found on Flickr.

May 14 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' gets a 12A certificate in the UK. The movie will be coming out on the 14th of next month.

May 06 2013

Joss Whedon talks about The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.. This is the second part of an interview conducted with Joss at the Glasgow Film Festival back in February. Part one, which focusses on Much Ado About Nothing, can be found here.
Check out the official 'Much Ado About Nothing' website. You've probably already seen the trailer but there's several pics you may not have seen before.

May 01 2013

Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts will host a free screening of the film, open to the public, followed by a Q&A with Amy Acker on Tuesday, June 4th, at 7pm.

April 30 2013

Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Billed as "An Evening With Joss Whedon", Choire Sicha, editor of The Awl, will moderate a Q&A with Joss after the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BAM on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm. Serenity will also be screened and introduced by Joss at 9.40pm on the same day. Tickets can be ordered from the website now. More...
Sean Maher talks to The Backlot about EastSiders and a bit about Much Ado. The interview is mostly on EastSiders, but there's a bit about Much Ado. ETA: His episode on Eastsiders can be found here.

April 29 2013

Much Ado About Nothing gets Australian distributor. Sharmill Films have announced that they have acquired the film.
Amy Acker talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. She was back in her hometown of Dallas for a screening of the movie at the USA Festival. Another interview with her can be found here.

April 27 2013

Colour still from 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Not long to go until the movie comes out.

April 26 2013

Much Ado wins Belfast Film Festival's Audience Award. As suggested by the award's name, the winner is chosen by audience members who saw films in the festival's new cinema category.

April 23 2013

UK trailer for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. New footage! Dramatic music! Big pink writing!

April 18 2013

Watch the Much Ado About Nothing Panel at WonderCon. The approximately 48-minute panel is available on YouTube. More...

April 16 2013

Joss Whedon talks Much Ado, Avengers 2 and S.H.I.E.L.D.. This interview was conducted on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards. ETA:Entertainment Tonight has a similar interview (where Joss mentions that he had an idea for the sequel for a while now and confirms an earlier story that Avengers 2 will shoot early next year).

April 11 2013

New England premiere of Much Ado. The Independent Film Festival Boston is having a showing on April 27th. Tickets are only $10!
New 'Much Ado About Nothing' poster! has the scoop along with an interview with Alexis Denisof.

April 10 2013

Much Ado About Nothing gets a PG-13 rating in the US. The movie will be out in June.

April 08 2013

Seattle International Film Festival's Opening Night Gala: Much Ado About Nothing. Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg are scheduled to be at the event on May 16th.

April 05 2013

When one geek met Joss Whedon: "What do you say to Nerd Jesus?" What it's like to meet your hero, when your hero is Joss.

April 03 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at San Francisco International Film Festival. There's two showings for the movie, April 27th and 29th. More...

March 31 2013

Recap of the Much Ado About Nothing panel at today's WonderCon. There's also highlights from the panel at ComingSoon.
More SXSW red carpet interviews with Joss and the Much Ado cast. Red Carpet Crash talks to them about Shakespeare experiences, changes from the play and how BriTANick got involved.

March 30 2013

(SPOILER) Much Ado review from the Shakespeare Association of America conference. The movie was screened at the conference in Toronto last night and Joss recorded a special introduction for it.

March 28 2013

Much Ado About Nothing DVD/Blu-ray gets UK release date. According to, the movie will be available to buy on October 7th. The movie will be out in UK cinemas on June 14th.
Red carpet interviews from the Much Ado About Nothing premiere at SXSW. Fandango chats to Alexis, Amy, Clark, Joss and Nathan about their Shakespeare movie.

March 22 2013

Much Ado cast gathers at Wondercon on Sunday, March 31. Joss Whedon will be at what could be the biggest panel of this year's Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center. It will include Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more. More...

March 19 2013

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Why Wesley and Fred were different (or, Much Ado about AtS).

March 18 2013

Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing may be most modern interpretation ever. Strong praise for Joss and co's interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Minor spoilers for some of the scenes.

March 14 2013

Pajiba's top SXSW performances. Two Much Ado actors make the list.

March 12 2013

GeekScholars talk about Much Ado About Nothing. In this week's GeekScholars Movie News podcast GeekScholar Fox reports from SXSW. Red carpet interviews with Amy, Alexis, Clark, Nathan and Joss.
Watch the Much Ado About Nothing panel at SXSW. The transcript of Joss and co answering questions was posted the other day but now you can watch the panel in two parts. The second, and much longer, part can be found here. More...

March 09 2013

US premiere of Much Ado About Nothing today in Austin, Texas. There will be a panel with Joss and the cast after the screening at the SXSW festival. Expect a lot of reviews and interviews in the next few days. ETA: MuchAdoFilm is tweeting from the event (cool pics).

March 08 2013

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' bus is why Vine exists. enjoys the vidlets from the bus journey along with the rest of us (and we see Fran getting an idea and the now obligatory Harlem Shake).
Much Ado at Bradford International Film Festival. Much Ado About Nothing gets another UK screening at Bradford International Film Festival, on the 14th and 18th of April. More...

March 07 2013

Watch the 'Much Ado About Nothing' trailer. Yahoo! Movies has the exclusive. ETA: Watch it on YouTube here and on the official movie website. Oh and Joss just posted a comment in this very thread.
Clark Gregg and Sean Maher talk about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. By all accounts, the movie trailer should be online later on today and a new image from the movie can be found here.

March 05 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at Istanbul Film Festival. The festival runs from March 30th to April 14th.

March 01 2013

"Much Ado About Nothing" to close out Wisconsin Film Festival. Wisconsin-dwelling Whedon Fans will have the chance to see "Much Ado About Nothing" a little early this April at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. More...

February 25 2013

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival. If you couldn't make the UK premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, you can now read what Joss said after the screening. And if you missed it, audio from his Dublin Q&A can be found here.
Some Joss Whedon interviews from the UK and Irish screenings of Much Ado About Nothing. First up there's an interview with STV, a video interview with the Irish Independent, followed by an audio interview with Newstalk and finally one with Click TV (where you can catch a glimpse of us in the queue in Dublin). Joss also received an award at the Dublin screening, you can watch footage of that at The Movie Bit (the intro is gloriously cheesy).

February 23 2013

Audio: Joss Whedon answers questions after Euro premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And here are some pictures of the Q&A. More...
Photos: Joss Whedon at the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. On the red carpet outside the Savoy on Dublin's O'Connell Street this Saturday.
Tonight in Dublin - the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And we'll be there. Follow our live tweeting from the event on Twitter.

February 21 2013

Short interview with Joss on Much Ado About Nothing. In which he recommends small and weird movies.

February 17 2013

"Too much of a good thing?" - a Joss Whedon interview. With 'Much Ado About Nothing' having its British premiere next Sunday, the Scottish newspaper 'The Sunday Herald' speaks to Joss about his Shakespeare movie. There's also an update about his other low-budget movie "In Your Eyes".

February 13 2013

Details about the Much Ado About Nothing screening and panel at SXSW. The movie will receive its US premiere on March 9th. After the screening Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg will chat about the movie.

February 07 2013

Glasgow Film Festival to show second screening of Much Ado About Nothing. There will be another screening at 8.45pm on Sunday, February 24th. Tickets are expected to sell out fast. UPDATE: The screening is now sold out. Btw the GFF press release sent to us said that the movie would be out on general UK release from Friday, 14th June.

January 31 2013

Much Ado About Nothing gets US premiere at SXSW Film Festival. The festival runs from March 8th to 16th. And yes, Joss will be there.

January 30 2013

Joss Whedon confirmed for Much Ado screening at Glasgow Film Festival. Not that there was much doubt but it's nice to have it now officially confirmed. More...

January 23 2013

Joss Whedon and Much Ado About Nothing confirmed for Dublin Film Festival. The movie will be shown on Saturday, 23rd February at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Tickets go on sale at 11.59pm GMT tonight.

January 17 2013

Some new pics from Much Ado About Nothing. They're on the international distributor's website. There's another one on the Glasgow Film Festival website as well.

January 16 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to show at the Glasgow Film Festival. It will close out the festival on the 24th of February. ETA: Tickets for the showing can be bought here.

January 10 2013

Reel Life, Real Stories interview with Joss Whedon.'s Christine Aylward sat with Joss in a (somewhat awkward but new-to-me) conversation on Much Ado About Nothing and his career.

January 07 2013

Joss Whedon's 2013 to-do list: 'The Avengers 2,' 'Much Ado' and maybe more 'Dr. Horrible'. Joss reveals his 2013 plans to Entertainment Weekly.

December 16 2012

EW names Joss Whedon Winner of the Decade. In looking back ten years to see who was hot then (2002) and where they are now (2012), EW recognizes what Joss has accomplished in those ten years.

December 05 2012

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! A true staple of the Whedonverse, Amy Acker turns 36 today.

November 29 2012

Much Ado About Nothing gets a release date! "Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have set a June 7 opening for Much Ado About Nothing... The film will open that day in five markets and then broaden out on June 21".

October 31 2012

Promo poster for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. As seen at the American Film Market.
Kaleidoscope buys international rights to release Much Ado About Nothing. Can I get a yay?

September 12 2012

Shakespeare and home movies with Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon talks "Much Ado" at the Toronto International Film Festival with the New York Times. Bits on SHIELD and Dr. Horrible 2, also! In a related interview, Joss and Alexis discuss the time Joss played Hamlet at one of his famous Shakespeare readings.
Joss Whedon talks about Much Ado and his upcoming projects. As well as a discussion about his Shakespeare movie, Joss talks about why S.H.I.E.L.D. will be a standalone show, his decision to sign for Avengers 2 and the status of Dr Horrible 2.

September 11 2012

Much Ado About Nothing to be distributed by Lionsgate. Variety just reported that Lionsgate has bought the North American rights to 'Much Ado About Nothing'. More...
Joss discusses working with actors with NOW Toronto at TIFF. A couple of nice gems in this short but sweet piece. More...
Shakespeare, according to Joss Whedon. The Los Angeles Times chats to Joss and others about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Btw there's no official word on whether the movie has been picked up but according to Variety, buyers are interested.

September 10 2012

From The Avengers, Joss Whedon turns to Shakespeare. CBC's Eli Glasner sits down with Joss Whedon and talks about Much Ado About Nothing at TIFF in Toronto.
Watch the Q&A from the premiere of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. That was filmed by Nikki Stafford (who has a write-up of the premiere at her blog). Joss and some of the cast also did a Q&A at yesterday's screening. Videos of that can be found here and here.

September 09 2012

(SPOILER) Collider reviews 'Much Ado About Nothing'. "With no money and another authorís work, Whedon finds his filmís strength in the superb cast, clever staging, and an expert understanding of dialogue." More reviews can be found at HitFix, IndieWire, Variety, NPR, HeyUGuys and The A.V. Club.
Alexis Denisof, Sean Maher and Amy Acker chat about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The Hollywood Reporter site also has a video interview with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg.
Short video interview with Joss at TIFF. Courtesy of Global Toronto. There's also an interview with Nathan as well.
Pics from last night's premiere of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. WireImage also has sets of pics of Joss and the gang at a photoshoot, the premiere party and a video lounge. There's also a great set of pics from the screening over at Flickr.

September 08 2012

(SPOILER) The Hollywood Reporter reviews Much Ado About Nothing. And a very positive first review it is too. And review number two from Screen Daily is just as positive.
Sean Maher talks about Much Ado About Nothing. The film has just finished its premiere at TIFF.
'Much Ado About Nothing' has its world premiere today. Just look at the awesomeness that is the cast.

September 07 2012

Alexis Denisof talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The movie premieres tomorrow at the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 05 2012

Joss says The Avengers was only finished because of Much Ado. Joss explains that Much Ado About Nothing helped him get the perspective to finish The Avengers.
Joss Whedon: Bard to the bone. Joss talks Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing: "I've always been trying to make big summer movies, and sometimes they've turned out to be little films," he says. "You're always striving for the same moments." More...

September 04 2012

Joss Whedon on 'Much Ado About Nothing' and how Shakespeare and 'The Avengers' are similar. "It's about finding why everyone is in the movie. What makes Ursula the maid shine? It was oddly similar" Update: Joss posts a comment and clarifies a couple of things in the interview.

August 22 2012

'Much Ado About Nothing' gets TIFF premiere date. It will be unveiled on September 8th. And check out the programmer's note for the movie, " this new Ado is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance, a timeless comedy brought deftly to life by its cast of trained Shakespeareans and notable members of Whedon's unofficial stock company".

August 18 2012

A funny cool guy. Fran Kranz talks to the New Melbourne Browncoats about Joss, Joss' fans, "Much Ado About Nothing" and more. More...

August 14 2012

Making It: Fran Kranz. Riki Lindhome (Much Ado About Nothing) talks with actor Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse, Death of a Salesman) about auspicious beginnings, being on Broadway and dealing with disappointment.

July 28 2012

The runtime for 'Much Ado About Nothing' gets revealed. According to the updated TIFF page, the film is 107 minutes long (and it's dark and sexy).

July 24 2012

'Much Ado About Nothing' to have world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. The festival runs from September 6th to 16th.

July 01 2012

Sean Maher talks Much Ado & Firefly 10 years later. Sean is asked if there will be a special announcement at the SDCC Firefly panel, (he has no idea), how he first heard about Serenity being made and playing a villain in Much Ado About Nothing.

June 21 2012

Culturally Fixated podcast interview with Reed Diamond. Reed Diamond talking about a variety of his shows and singing Joss' praises! More...

June 05 2012

Tom Lenk shares 'Much Ado About Nothing' experience. "It was just a bunch of peeps that I was already friends with," said Lenk, "and then the people that I didn't know were all just really cool."

May 05 2012

(SPOILER) 'Growing Pains' child star has small-but-important 'Avengers' role. Article about Ashley Johnson (who guested on Dollhouse), 'The Avengers' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

April 10 2012

Fran Kranz discusses Much Ado About Nothing. Fran says that while he hasn't seen it, he trusts in Joss and thinks it's going to be awesome.

March 29 2012

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon Interview: The Cabin In The Woods, The Avengers, Shakespeare... Contains slight spoilers for Cabin, but worth the read for what JW says about Much Ado about Nothing. More...

December 01 2011

New York Film Academy students worked on Much Ado About Nothing. So says the Academy's blog. There's quotes from a couple of the students as to what it was like working with Joss.

November 27 2011

Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! She reopened (with husband Jed Whedon) the Dollhouse, co-wrote one of the best episodes of Spartacus ("Missio"), turned our tears to ice in Mortal Kombat, got steampunky for The Guild, co-wrote a song for "Much Ado About Nothing", inspired record-breaking fundraising to cure lupus, and started the best blog in the history of bloggulary. More...

November 15 2011

Fran Kranz talks Much Ado. It's a video interview with The Morning After, on Hulu. He discusses how the project came up, other cast members, and the release method question. More...

November 07 2011

Joss Whedon talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Plus fab new pics from the movie!
Much Ado about Sean Maher. He chats to EDGE on the Net about Joss' Shakespeare movie and the cancellation of The Playboy Club.

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