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March 20 2015

(SPOILER) Morena Baccarin's role confirmed for 'Deadpool.' At least according to comingsoon.net - and Morena herself.
Sean Maher will attend the Batman vs. Robin panel at Wondercon. Batman vs. Robin, for which Maher reprised his Nightwing role, makes its premiere at Wondercon on April 3, and the panel will follow. More...

March 19 2015

Raina trades her flower dresses for Tulip. Ruth Negga is the first actor cast in AMC's "Preacher" pilot, according to a Wednesday evening report from Deadline. She'll be playing the female lead role of Tulip, a main character from the comics and the ex-girlfriend of Jesse Custer, the story's titular preacher.

March 18 2015

Jenny Agutter on the filmmaking styles of Joss Whedon and the Russo brothers. She also gets asked if she's going to be in Age of Ultron.

March 17 2015

(SPOILER) A Whedonverse cameo on the Season Premiere of "Community". One of our favorites makes a brief appearance in the new episode available through Yahoo.
Mutant Enemy writers room reunion from the Nerdist Writers Panel series. Ben Blacker (of Nerdist) reunites an illustrious team of script writers. More...

March 16 2015

Happy birthday Alan Tudyk! The "Con Man" turns 44 today.

March 13 2015

Iron Man shares his bionic expertise. Robert Downey, Jr., presents a child with look-alike bionic arm in video for a good cause.

March 11 2015

SMG lets her inner princess out. A YouTube "Princess Rap Battle" featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cinderella vs Whitney Avalon as Belle. Some cleverness.
Support Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's IndieGogo Project "Con Man". Alan & Nathan are trying to fund their new series "Con Man" through IndiGoGo. The series follows an actor (played by Alan Tudyk) who was once the pilot on cancelled sci-fi series and his trip around the various sci-fi conventions he visits. There's interviews with Alan and Nathan about the project at EW.com and IGN.com. More...
Two superheroes visit Seattle. Captain America and Star Lord visited sick kids in Seattle on Saturday.

March 10 2015

(SPOILER) Final trailer released for Steven DeKnight's Daredevil. All thirteen episodes of the first season debut on Netflix on April 10th.

March 07 2015

Buffyverse comic book writer Christos Gage is writing for Marvel/Netflix Daredevil. In addition, his wife is also writing for the series. More...

March 04 2015

Promo for Chris Hemsworth's hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Hemsworth and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon make fun of various aspects of the actor's public persona including his role as Marvel's Thor.
Let's Play Together: charity livestream with Whedonverse guests. Geek and Sundry is hosting a 48 hour charity livestream to raise money for lupus in honor of Maurissa Tancharoen. It's just started a few minutes ago. You can learn more about the event here. More...

March 03 2015

Sarah Michelle Gellar is joining Star Wars Rebels' second season. SMG will provide the voice for an undisclosed role.

March 02 2015

(SPOILER) Latino Review reports Drew Goddard will write & direct the MCU Spider-Man film. Set for release on July 28, 2017,the new Spider-Man film will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More...

February 27 2015

Daniel Dae Kim makes directorial debut on 'Hawaii Five-0'. Variety interviews the 'Angel' alum about his experience directing an episode of his current show.
Felicia Day's 'Geek & Sundry' is Launching a Twitch Channel. It kicks off with a 48-hour Charity Drive, dedicated to Maurissa Tancharoen and the fight to cure Lupus. More...

February 25 2015

Everybody's favourite rogue demon hunter's birthday. Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof.
Chris Hemsworth to host 'Saturday Night Live' on March 7th. Guess he is finally "funny enough" to host SNL.

February 23 2015

Watch Neil Patrick Harris sing the opening musical number from The Oscars. The song is titled "Moving Pictures" and also features Anna Kendrick and Jack Black.

February 20 2015

Happy birthday to Anthony Stewart Head. He turns 61 today.

February 19 2015

Nathan Fillion appears on The Chive podcast. "We talked about everything from Spider-Man rumors, to his Firefly days, to kidnapping Ryan Reynolds in Mexico."

February 18 2015

Morena Baccarin nabs female lead in 'Deadpool'. The Hollywood Reporter has the story. More...
Doug Jones to appear on "Arrow". The former Gentleman will play the villain Deathbolt.
(SPOILER) CBR interviews Enver Gjokaj about his role as Daniel Sousa on 'Agent Carter'. How he was cast, the character's motivations and upcoming events on the show are discussed. It contains mild spoilers if you're not up to date with the show.
Nathan Fillion guest stars in Gravity Falls. Nathan voiced Preston Northwest in last night's episode of Gravity Falls on Disney XD.

February 17 2015

Kickstarter campaign for Riftworld Chronicles web series starring Tahmoh Penikett. Tahmoh stars in Riftworld Chronicles, the web series that is a continuation from the short film, The Portal. The 8-episode series has finished shooting, and the producers are looking for funding to help with post-production work. More...

February 16 2015

Felicia Day and J August Richards play a Marvel video game. A comedic gaming session on Felicia's 'Co-Optitude' Let's Play series. More...

February 12 2015

Christian Kane's "The Librarians" renewed for a second season. The renewal is for 10 episodes.

February 11 2015

Neil Patrick Harris is having quite the month! Tomorrow (Thursday, February 12) he will be interviewed by James Lipton on Bravo Channel's Inside the Actor's Studio. Also, NPH and husband David Burtka opened up their gorgeous Harlem townhouse for a tour in this month's Architectural Digest . Oh, and in case you haven't heard, he is hosting yet another awards show the following weekend. More...

February 10 2015

This is who should direct the new Spider-Man movie. Cinema Blend backs Drew Goddard for the job.

February 09 2015

Morena Baccarin in the running for the female lead in Deadpool. Deadline says she's on the shortlist for the movie.

February 07 2015

Chris and Chris make kids happy. The first visit of the superheroes to kids in the hospital was a huge hit. "Look out, Seattle, you're next!"

February 04 2015

(SPOILER) Steven DeKnight's Daredevil trailer debuts. IGN also interviews DeKnight about his new show. The YouTube link for the trailer can be found here.

February 02 2015

Nathan Fillion to cameo on 'The Big Bang Theory.' He will be playing himself in an episode later this month.

February 01 2015

Captain America and Star Lord bet on the Super Bowl. Chris Evans and Chris Pratt trade some good-natured barbs and then agree on a wager for charity.

January 28 2015

Joel Grey opens up about his sexuality. Known to Buffy fans as 'Doc', Joel talks to People Magazine about being a gay man. He also mentions the new fans he got from being on the show.

January 27 2015

Morena Baccarin talks more about her role on 'Gotham'. Including information about how the character was developed and what is coming up in upcoming episodes of the series.

January 26 2015

ASH sings again! Galavant S1Ep7 on Hulu. In a past life, our favorite Watcher was the father of the title character of ABC's Galavant.

January 23 2015

Chiwetel Ejiofor linked with Doctor Strange role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks are said to be the early stages.

January 22 2015

Jason Hall talks about writing the Academy Award nominated movie 'American Sniper'. The actor and writer who played 'Dingoes Ate my Baby' frontman Devon talks to TIME about the movie's controversial politics, fighting a Navy SEAL and other filmmaker choices about the final movie. There's an interesting podcast interview from The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith with him, where his work on BtVS gets discussed a bit. More...
Jewel Staite will appear on Breakfast Television Edmonton on Monday. It's likely an interview with Staite and her co-stars about 40 Below and Falling, her currently filming project. I believe the program airs at 6am. Link is to the film's instagram account. More...

January 20 2015

Jay goes to Tilley Farm and meets Tony Head. It's a powerful story, please read through all the entries that have been tagged. The chronological order can be found here. More...

January 19 2015

(SPOILER) Michelle Trachtenberg talks about her role in 'Sleepy Hollow'. Her episode airs tonight on Fox.

January 18 2015

Listen to a really good interview with David Fury. This is from David's recent Genre Smash! talk. There's discussion about working on Buffy (some interesting insights into 'Go Fish'), Angel, 24, Lost and more. David also talks about the differences in Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams storytelling styles and reveals that's he writing a Spike comic book with James Marsters. There's some handy writing tips as well.
Summer Glau talks Jeff 1000 with the Nerdist. She talks about the logistics and how she got involved, and because she plays herself in Jeff 1000, she talks briefly about how it reflects her own life and learning to act on the set of Firefly. Also touches briefly on her future: "My next project is having my baby."

January 17 2015

(SPOILER) Leonard Roberts to guest star on Marvel's Agent Carter. The former Buffy cast member is in Agent Carter 1x05 "The Iron Ceiling" airing on February 3rd.

January 16 2015

Sean Maher returns to Nightwing in the animated Batman vs. Robin. It's the next DC Comics animation straight-to-home release, premiered at WonderCon in April. Maher mentioned in March he was voicing a second film, but it wasn't clear if he was referring to this project. More...
A review of Alexa Davalos' Amazon pilot 'The Man in the High Castle'. If you don't have Amazon Prime but have an Amazon account, you can watch the episode for free here (if you live in the US) or here (if you live in the UK). The adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel is getting a lot of buzz.

January 15 2015

Trailer for Fran Kranz's new movie 'Bloodsucking Bastards'. Check out the movie's Facebook page for more info. And if you haven't worked it out from the title, this trailer is NSFW.
Buffy actor gets nominated for an Oscar. Jason Hall, who played Devon MacLeish (lead singer of Dingoes Ate My Baby) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, got nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for 'American Sniper'. In related Whedonverse news, Mark Ruffalo got nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in 'Foxcatcher'.

January 13 2015

Kyle MacLachlan reprising 'Twin Peaks' role. A nine episode relaunch will be on Showtime, likely in 2016.

January 09 2015

Alan Tudyk talks about Newsreaders. Newsreaders returns tonight. He also talks a little bit about what he has coming up, including a little vague "promo" about a project with Fillion.

January 07 2015

Steven S. DeKnight's Daredevil coming to Netflix on Friday, April 10th. Former showrunner Drew Goddard penned the first two episodes. All thirteen episodes of Season 1 will be available to stream the same day.
Christophe Beck to score 'Ant-Man'. This is not Beck's first foray into a Marvel related movie, as he has previously scored 'Elektra', but this is his first collaboration with a MCU movie.
Happy birthday to Brett Dalton. He turns 32 today. And Jeremy Renner was born today as well!
Jeremy Renner's "back in costume" message sparks speculation. Is he filming sequences for Avengers 2 reshoots or for something else?
(SPOILER) Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas and Marc Guggenheim interview each other. The former Dollhouse showrunners and Tara's husband candidly discuss their series Agent Carter and Arrow, as well as what it's like working with Marvel Studios and DC/Warner Brothers. More...

January 06 2015

(SPOILER) Get to know the characters of Marvel's Agent Carter. Includes a nice picture of Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa, plus some details of the character's backstory (this is also a thread for posters wanting to chat about the show - Simon).
(SPOILER) Morena Baccarin discusses 'Gotham'. She speaks exclusively about the show, with content that might be considered mildly spoilerish.
Amber Benson's AMA on Reddit. Promotion for 'The Witches of Echo Park' but there were plenty of questions about BTVS. And some highlights can be found here.

January 05 2015

Scarlett Johansson to star in DreamWorks' "Ghost in the Shell". 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders will direct from a script by Bill Wheeler.
Firefly's Summer Glau was shaped by sci-fi. Summer speaks with Paul F. Tompkins on his show Speakeasy.

January 04 2015

(SPOILER) Trailer for "A Novel Romance" starring Amy Acker. This Hallmark Channel movie premieres in the U.S. on Sat. January 10. Amy Acker is the female lead. Trailer seems a bit spoilery with details.

January 03 2015

Recap of Amy Acker's panel from Dragon Con. This was held in August and the recap is in two parts (the second part can be found here). It's an enjoyable read and covers Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing, Angel, Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interest.
Why 'Gone Girl' creator's 'Sharp Objects' will be 'True Detective' for women. Marti Noxon talks to MTV News about the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel.
Danny Strong on his new show 'Empire'. The show premieres on Fox this Wednesday.
(SPOILER) Enver Gjokaj talks about his character on 'Agent Carter'. The show airs on Tuesday with a two hour premiere at 8|7c.

January 01 2015

Amber Benson to sign her new book 'The Witches of Echo Park'. The event will be held in New York City, January 11th.

December 30 2014

Joss makes a generous donation to Kids Need to Read. It's in honor of Nathan Fillion, but don't be alarmed by that wording. He's still around.
Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! All she wants for her birthday is for you to give to Gulu. For Faith, Echo and Eliza!

December 26 2014

The David Fury collection. Check out the material that David donated to the Writers Guild Foundation. Did you know that the Buffy and Angel writers' rooms exclusively used silver brads as an homage to the supernatural subject matter? Btw the New York Observer has a recap of David's talk from his recent Genre Smash! event.

December 23 2014

Things to do in LA this weekend: Last chance to see Harry Groener as Noel Coward! "Love, Noël" traces Coward's six-decade career as a playwright, composer, director, actor and singer. More...

December 22 2014

Why 'Firefly' and 'Jeff 1000' star Summer Glau loves making sci-fi. Indiewire talks to Summer Glau about what has emerged as the central focus of her film/tv acting career, in honor of her latest project - itself a collaboration with Wired Magazine.
Reed Diamond's Christmas special podcast. It's his second Christmas podcast with Culturally Fixated. More...

December 20 2014

'Veronika Decides to Die' to be released theatrically and on VOD on January 20th, 2015. The movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar has been shot in 2008 and is finally getting an US release. More...
Help Badger raise money for charity. Firefly and Dollhouse star Mark Sheppard is raising money for DCES and Camp Conrad-Chinnock, a sleep away camp for diabetic kids. More...

December 19 2014

Promo for Neil Patrick Harris' "American Horror Story" Appearance. The episode airs January 7th.

December 18 2014

Gina Torres heading to "Revenge." Entertainment Weekly has the details.

December 16 2014

'Jeff 1000' starring Summer Glau . Summer stars in a 3 episode YouTube series about a 10' Tall Robot named Jeff. More...

December 15 2014

Christina Hendricks cast in Showtime Pilot "Roadies". The show is from writer/director Cameron Crowe.

December 14 2014

Maurissa and Jed's Latest Collaboration. Coming May 2015.

December 12 2014

Netflix premieres 'Marco Polo' featuring 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' cast member Claudia Kim. The actress plays the role of Khutulun on the 10 episode show that will be entirely available from December 12th on all markets where Netflix is available. This is a first opportunity for western audiences to check out the Korean actress work before her still shrouded in mystery role on 'Age of Ultron'. More...

December 10 2014

Summer Glau talks to io9 about Jeff 1000 and The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Jeff 1000 is her new web series, premiering December 15. The interview includes a trailer for it.
Mark Ruffalo and Richard Jenkins nominated for SAG Awards. The are facing off in the TV Movie or Miniseries-Male Actor category.
The Mary Sue interviews Elizabeth Henstridge. A little about the show, but more about depictions of women in science.

December 09 2014

The Mary Sue interviews Fran Kranz. An interview about the film Murder of a Cat, including an exclusive clip.

December 06 2014

Win tickets for 'Genre Smash! with David Fury' in Los Angeles. Our chums at the Writers Guild Foundation have given us five pairs of tickets to give away to see David Fury on December 16th at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles. So you're interested in winning a pair, just send an email to whedonesque@gmail.com with the subject "David Fury competition" and we'll pick the winners on the 10th. More...

December 02 2014

Marti Noxon talks about her new show Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The show premieres tonight on Bravo at 10pm and include among the cast J. August Richards.

November 28 2014

Summer Glau's 'Knights of Badassdom' coming to Netflix. It will be available December 1st.
Happy Birthday, Maurissa Tancharoen! The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-show-runner shepherded the televised side of the Marvel universe through tumultuous twists and turns, tangled with a super-villain, and inspired women writers to unite against lupus and fight like a girl. More...

November 27 2014

Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day play Forbidden Desert on 'TableTop'. The board-gaming show on Felicia's Geek & Sundry network continues its third season. More...
Morena Baccarin guest starred on this week's 'The Flash'. Spoilers if you haven't seen this week's episode.

November 26 2014

Nicholas Brendon on Faking It tonight. Nicholas Brendon's Episode of "Faking It" is airing tonight on MTV. More...

November 24 2014

Fran Kranz and Reed Diamond announced for Vampire Ball 6 convention. They join J. August Richards in London.

November 22 2014

Vincent Kartheiser In 'Red Knot' Trailer. It's only available on Vimeo for now.

November 19 2014

Variety interviews Marti Noxon about Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The show premieres at 10 p.m. Dec. 2 on Bravo. It is the first scripted endeavor for the network. More...
'People' magazine names Chris Hemsworth 2014's 'Sexiest Man Alive'. A photoshoot and interview with the actor will be available on the magazine that will be on sale this friday.

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