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June 23 2014

Happy 50th birthday Joss! Our wonderful Mr. Whedon hits the big 5-0 this year.

June 10 2014

Joss Whedon talks about working on the movie 'Speed'. Today is the 20th anniversary of Speed (yes, you may feel old) and HuffPost Entertainment has a fairly substantial interview with Joss about working on it.

May 31 2014

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon effusively praises 'The Girl With All The Gifts'. "The story of Melanie and the people around her is so thoughtfully crafted, so heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human, that it takes the potentially tired trope of...and makes it as fresh as it is terrifying". More...

May 29 2014

Joss Whedon's best heel turns. The Artifice looks at Whedonverse characters who change their allegiance.

May 27 2014

12 of the most game-changing TV episodes ever. Not one, not two, not three, but four Whedonverse episodes feature on this io9 list.

May 24 2014

Joss Whedon shows solidarity with Edgar Wright. Joss tweeted a pic of him holding up a Cornetto. Yesterday it was announced that Edgar had parted from the Ant-Man movie.
A review of the documentary 'Showrunners'. Joss features in the movie.

May 21 2014

The Whedonverse Character Index. "This index lists all named, credited characters that appeared in canonical TV series, films, and comics created by Joss Whedon. Also listed are the episodes in which the characters appeared, and, where applicable, the names of the actors who portrayed them."

May 09 2014

Whedonverse donations needed for silent auction for Slayage Conference. The silent auction, organised by the Whedon Studies Association, will fund travel scholarships to help students attend the conference to present their work.

April 23 2014

Dark Horse digital comics are 50% off this Friday through Sunday. They're having a sale to celebrate their third year offering digital comics. There's also a contest to win an iPad mini. And if you are on their newsletter list there's an additional 10% discount offered. A good time to stock up on old issues?

April 07 2014

"Marriage and the Movies: A History" - a new online film course taught by Jeanine Basinger. Joss Whedon was her student at Wesleyan. The course is free.

April 02 2014

Thirty Whedonverse WTF moments. There's some good choices in this Total Film list.

April 01 2014

Television Without Pity shuts down this week. I post this news because for years TWOP was my go-to archive of Buffy recaps.

March 19 2014

Discuss the Marvel special "Assembling A Universe." Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns April 1. In the meantime, the special will hopefully have some Avengers: Age of Ultron tidbits for us. Related: Age of Ultron concept art!

March 17 2014

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris talks Felix, fake accents, and Buffy. Gavaris chats briefly about his love of Buffy while promoting the new season of Orphan Black. More...

March 10 2014

7 characters who were saved by fans. No surprise a couple of Whedonverse favourites make the list.
Five movies and tv shows with brilliant clues in dialogue. Firefly and Buffy feature in this Cracked article.

March 09 2014

It's Joss Whedon Week at Amazon. There's offers on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse DVDs and Blu-rays.

February 17 2014

8 mind-blowing connections between the works of Joss Whedon. The Cracked team put forward their cunning conspiracy theory of how the Whedonverse is all linked.

January 29 2014

Joss Whedon on Much Ado, Agents of SHIELD and the likelihood of a Firefly revival or a Buffy remake. This is another interview from his recent excursion to Paris. So if you're not fluent in French, head over to Google Translate or Bing Translator to get an idea of what he is talking about.

January 28 2014

Australian rapper samples Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech. You can listen to 360's "On A Planet No One Knows" here (NSFW language).

January 25 2014

Meet the Filmmaker : Joss Whedon. Great interview by David Edelstein, from June 2013. Joss talks about "Much Ado" and the rest of his work. Some very interesting stuff.

January 21 2014

Joss Whedon is on tonight's broadcast of Pop-Corn Sur Le Mouv'. He's over in Paris for tonight's French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. He'll be on the radio at 18:30 (CET/GMT+1). Listen to it live here or check back later for the podcast. Update: The interview is now available on the radio station's website. There's also another interview with him at France Culture.

January 18 2014

Can men write good heroines? Samantha Ellis of The Guardian points to Joss as an example of one who can. More...

January 15 2014

Whedonesque gets some bloggy love from Slacktivist. Fred Clark's musings would always be worth reading even if he wasn't a fan.

December 31 2013

Joss Whedon and Mark Gatiss meet: the crossovers that will never be. There are several nice smiles in there.

December 30 2013

Watch Emma Thompson quote Joss Whedon in this THR actress roundtable interview. The whole video is worth watching but if you're looking for the Joss bit, it starts at around 13:14 (via Dichen Lachman).

December 23 2013

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time. In honor of TV Guide's 60th anniversary, they have compiled this list. You are only allowed one guess as to which Whedon show is on it!

December 15 2013

Joss Whedon is in The Verge 50 list. It's a list of "people in our world right now who are the prime movers".

December 11 2013

What to do when your favourite show has been cancelled. Discussion of what to do - and what not to do if it happens. Some shows we know and love are mentioned. More...

December 05 2013

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! The beautiful and talented actress turns 37 today.

December 03 2013

Joss Whedon's Impossible Screenwriting Seminar. You may have seen some tweets like these ones from the other day. Find out what happened in London last Sunday from someone who was there.

November 27 2013

Joss visits the Into the Woods film set. Joss gets a first-hand a look at the the upcoming stage-to-film musical.

November 13 2013

Deaths of the Whedonverse: from least to most devastating. Exactly what you're expecting. Spoilers for the five of you that didn't watch Dollhouse or Cabin.

November 08 2013

Atlantic takes Joss to task for "Genderist". The Atlantic online pushes back against Joss' recent speech. More...
Joss Whedon: Before and After The Avengers. On Joe Utichi's website, there's two unabridged interviews with Joss. The first one is from February 2012, the second is from February 2013.

November 07 2013

Joss speaking at Make Equality Reality. A recording of Joss' speech from Nov 4th when he was honored at an Equality Now event. Find out why he hates the word 'Feminist!' ETA: In related coverage, Allison Mack responds to Joss' 2006 Equality Now speech on her blog.

November 05 2013

Pics from last night's Equality Now event that honoured Joss Whedon. The "Make Equality Reality" event was held in Bevelely Hills. If you scour through the pics you'll see Alyson Hannigan speaking on stage, Joss hugging Alyson, Joss with the host Paul Reiser and Joss with Gloria Steinem and Yasmeen Hassan.

November 01 2013

New BAMF Girls Club web comic. Comediva's comic extension of BAMF Girls Club episode 12, "Mockingjay", features more than just one Whedony guest!

October 29 2013

Joss Whedon: why are his strong women characters still so unusual? The Guardian weighs in on the renewed debate.

October 28 2013

Eliza Dushku cast in new indie drama. Looks like she'll be playing the older sister of a girl with Asperger's who is searching for a boyfriend.
Joss Whedon's "So why do you write these strong female characters?" speech gets rediscovered. It's seven years old and still packs a punch. Joss' speech at an Equality Now event is currently getting a lot of chatter on the social media platforms and various entertainment websites.

October 21 2013

Equality Now to honour Joss Whedon at 'Make Equality Reality' event. This is for his work in gender equality. The event will be on November 4th in Beverly Hills and will include special guests such as Alyson Hannigan.

September 18 2013

Joss rewrote some scenes for Thor: The Dark World. As revealed in the latest issue of SFX magazine. More...

September 10 2013

Local news coverage of the Joss Whedon exhibit at Wesleyan. Gaze upon Joss' handwritten notes for Buffy. More...

September 05 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: directing and discipline. It's the third and final part of the BAFTA Guru interview. Also available on YouTube.

September 04 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: characters, comedy and tv. It's the second part of the BAFTA Guru interview. Also available on YouTube. More...

September 03 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: starting out and story. Recorded back in June, this is part one of BAFTA Guru's video interview with Joss. It can also be viewed on YouTube.

August 27 2013

Joss Whedon rips Indiana Jones scene, and he's right. Mike Ryan at The Huffington Post reckons Joss is right about that moment in Temple of Doom (and what it has to say about culture).

August 23 2013

Joss Whedon reveals his three all-time favourite episodes. He lists which titles from his body of work that he is most proud of.

August 22 2013

Joss Whedon takes on 'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Twilight'. "A lot of things aimed at the younger kids is just 'Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie.'" ETA: Btw Joss commented in this thread.

August 21 2013

Joss Whedon comes second in SFX Magazine's Hot 50 Sci-Fi Buzz List of 2013. Tom Hiddleston came in at number 50, Becky Cloonan number 49 and Clark Gregg number 38.

August 16 2013

"Joss Whedon: From Buffy to the Bard" - an exhibit at Wesleyan. The Rick Nicita Gallery is doing a retrospective look at Joss' career which includes "posters, notebooks, photographs, props and artwork from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, The Avengers and more". The Gallery's curator says "Joss basically went into his garage - and gave us all this stuff."

August 14 2013

Joss Whedon's blurb for 'The World's End'. Did he like the final movie in the Cornetto Trilogy? (Hint, yes).

August 07 2013

20 Science Fiction Moments that will make you cry. A few Whedon moments make this list - the only surprise, that they're not higher up. And certain tear-jerking moments from Serenity and Dollhouse are strangely missing...

August 06 2013

TV Shows which demand you to rewatch. Unsurprisingly, a familiar name crops up.

July 27 2013

The Science Channel's "Joss Weekend". This weekend the Science Channel will be airing marathons of Dollhouse and Firefly along with the Browncoats Unite special.

July 24 2013

Joss Whedon: "Every kid who hated grownups became a grownup". Another Comic-Con interview with Joss, this time with io9.

July 23 2013

Video from Joss's various panels at SDCC is now online. The main link goes to the big purple Q&A at the Dark Horse panel. There's also the Marvel Studios panel and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D panel, and don't forget his Nerd HQ appearance.

July 22 2013

Joss talks Buffy & Serenity comics, Avengers and SHIELD. Great interview coming out of Comic-Con.

July 20 2013

Newsrama's liveblog of Joss's Dark Horse panel at SDCC. The panel's just about to end and this is the best liveblog that I've found. It was basically an hour of Joss answering questions from fans.

July 10 2013

Nerd HQ announce 2013 slate of Conversations for a Cause panels, including once again Joss Whedon. His panel is scheduled for July 20th, at 10am. Nathan Fillion has previously already announced he'll be present and Seth Green is also confirmed, with their scheduling TBA. Tickets go on sale tomorrow 07/11 at 12 PDT and are limited to 2 tickets per order and can not be transferred or resold. More...

July 02 2013

Joss Whedon - In Conversation. Jason Solomons interviews Joss in the second season of Sky Arts' 'In Conversation' series. Friday 5th July, 8:30pm on Sky Arts 1 in the UK. More...

June 27 2013

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.

June 26 2013

Joss Whedon makes Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. Also appearing on the list are Robert Downey Jr. and Neil Patrick Harris.

June 23 2013

Happy Birthday, Joss! The Big Damn Bard turns 49 today.

June 21 2013

Joss appears on The Colbert Report tonight. The show airs at 11:30 Eastern time. Come discuss!

June 20 2013

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).

June 19 2013

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.

June 13 2013

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.
Joss Whedon to guest on The Colbert Report. He'll be on next Thursday. This could be the greatest thing ever.

June 08 2013

Joss Q&A from Google Hangout with Fox11LA.

June 07 2013

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...

June 06 2013

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...

June 05 2013

Life inside the Whedonverse. Find out what it's like to be part of Joss' world. It's a really good feature.

June 02 2013

Joss Whedon: 'I kept telling my mum reading comics would pay off'. A great feature on Joss in today's Observer.

May 31 2013

Highlights from last night's Q&A with Joss Whedon. This was held after the Much Ado About Nothing screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Joss talked about Shakespeare's female characters, his library ballet, dancing and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

May 30 2013

Joss Whedon talks Quicksilver, Firefly and...Batman? Q and A with Joss after a "Much Ado" screening hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. ETA: Clips of the Q&A can be found here and here.

May 29 2013

Dragged to the Altar. This supercut of forced marriages in sci-fi & fantasy includes Firefly & Dollhouse. More...

May 28 2013

Joss is dropping by EW Radio. He's going to stop by for a chat on's Sirius XM Channel 105 at 10:15 AM EDT tomorrow (May 29th). More...
The fifty greatest Joss Whedon moments. It's click-through heaven.

May 26 2013

"You have a responsibility to listen to the dissent in yourself" - Joss Whedon's Wesleyan speech. provide a transcript of Joss' commencement speech from earlier today. ETA: a video can be found here. Joss also received an honorary doctorate.

May 24 2013

Tonight on NBC - Joss Whedon guests on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'. It should be a lot of fun. ETA: Clips on him on the show can be found here and here, the episode in full can be watched here (US only). Various sites are reporting what Joss said about Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

May 21 2013

Joss' Twitter account renamed to... what you'd expect his account to be. Our man of purple is now living 140 characters at a time at @JossWhedon. @jossactual is being squatted by unknown parties. More...

May 08 2013

Writer Joe Hill explains his love for Joss Whedon. The horror novelist and son of Stephen King calls Joss "One of the guiding lights of my generation."

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.

May 03 2013

Netflix's Ted Sarandos on whether he'd revive Buffy and Firefly. Stuff spoke to Ted Sarandos (Netflix's Chief Content Officer) recently and the conversation got onto shows that Netflix might bring back. His answers may surprise some fans.

May 02 2013

Dichen Lachman starred in last night's CSI episode. Last night, Dichen played a woman who turned out to be much more than she seemed, in a story that became more convoluted as it evolved. And she hits on Nick Stokes.

April 28 2013

The best Joss Whedon movie moments. Relive some classic scenes with this Total Film list.

April 26 2013

(SPOILER) Latest episode of The Big Bang Theory is loaded with Whedon references. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

April 22 2013

Joss Whedon on Michael Bay's student film. They were at university together back in the day.

April 18 2013

Joss discusses the importance of the Chinese movie market. He talks about how far he's willing to go to adapt Avengers to for the Chinese market.
Joss talks Alien Resurrection. As taken from the Total Film magazine interview. "There is always going to be a shitty Alien movie out there. A shitty Alien movie with my name on it."

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 10 2013

Amy Acker on CSI tonight. Amy plays a role in a story about a triple homicide in which the main witness is a 6-year-old survivor.

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...

April 04 2013

How Joss influenced Bob Harris' "The International Bank of Bob". Bob reveals a nifty bit of narrative advice Joss gave him in this Nerdist Writer's Panel podcast. Relevant part is about 4 minutes in. More...

April 02 2013

WGA writing credit for Speed. Graham Yost talks about WGA decision on splitting writing credits for Speed with Joss Whedon.

March 30 2013

Joss gets double nomination for the Hugo Awards. 'Avengers' and 'Cabin In The Woods' both nominated in the 'Dramatic Presentation: long form' category. More...

March 28 2013

Danny Boyle on Joss Whedon - "He was always a wonderful writer". In an Empire Online podcast, Danny talks about working on Alien Resurrection and praises Joss' script (relevant bit starts around 24:44).

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