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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).

March 24 2013

Constellation Awards nominees 2013. The Avengers leads the nominees for this year's Canadian SF Awards, The Constellations, with Cabin in the Woods also representing a strong showing.

March 22 2013

Fictional deaths we'll never get over. The title explains it. Two Whedon-Earth entries, the usual but in good company.

March 21 2013

Great science fiction and fantasy creators who started out writing comedy. io9 puts together a nice list, and Joss Whedon isn't the only name you'll recognize on it.

March 15 2013

"Joss" comments on the whole Kickstarter thing. Per the satirical Onion newspaper: "Wowee, if Kristen Bell can raise a million bucks on the 'net, I'll bet a guy like me, Joss Whedon, could really clean up."

March 13 2013

"This Is Why" - Joss Whedon backs Wesleyan funding campaign. Scroll through the "Because" pics to see him.

March 10 2013's Deal of the Week - Whedonverse shows and movie. There's big reductions on Firefly, Dollhouse, the complete Buffy and Angel boxsets and the Buffy movie.

March 09 2013

Joss Whedon on Star Wars - 'I wouldn't bring back original characters'. More footage from the Digital Spy interview, this time focussing on what Joss would like to see happen with the new Star Wars movies.

March 08 2013

Joss Whedon Q&A at Lots and lots of good stuff to be had here. Much Ado About Nothing, The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Horrible, The Hulk, Wonder Woman and much, much more get covered.

March 06 2013

Sam Raimi on Joss Whedon. He elaborates in an interview with Vulture. More...

March 01 2013

Cabin and Avengers nominated for Empire Awards. Cabin is up for best horror, Avengers is up for five awards including best director and best film. More...

February 27 2013

Happy Birthday, Adam Baldwin! The man they call Jayne turns 51 today.

February 26 2013

Joss Whedon on a plane! Whedon fan Jason Scott happens to find himself booked into the seat next to Joss on a flight back to Scotland from the Dublin premiere of Much Ado. A charming tale, with a lot more detail here.

February 15 2013

'Much ado about Joss' - The Irish Times interview. In which Joss chats about his new movie, feminist agendas, internet criticism and whether the fans got Serenity made.

February 08 2013

Myths about Joss Whedon (that keep non-Whedonistas away). io9 refutes seven myths that may be keeping fans of The Avengers from checking out his other works.

January 31 2013

Top ten Whedon women. Who features on your list?

January 29 2013

Joss Whedon to receive honorary degree from Wesleyan University . He will also deliver the commencement address at the event in May. More...

January 24 2013

Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.

January 18 2013

The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods get nominated for Golden Reel Awards. The awards recognise sound editing and The Avengers got nominated in the "Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film" category whilst Cabin got nominated for "Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film".

January 13 2013

That Joss Whedon's got some moves! Yahoo! was at the Critic's Choice Awards and they spotted Joss dancing at the after party. Skip to 2:06 for the after party. Its a very small bit but it's great.

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 21 2012

New video about the Showrunners documentary. The Showrunners documentary has 3 days left in their Kickstarter campaign and have created a new video about the project filmed in a particularly horrible location. The film includes interviews with Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, and Steven DeKnight.

December 18 2012

Joss Whedon is the Greatest Movie Person of 2012. According to Total Film, he's "the worst kept secret in Hollywood. The geek of geeks. And the only guy crazy enough to contemplate taking on the biggest blockbuster Marvel (and 2012, come to think of it) have to offer."

December 11 2012

The Avengers and Cabin get nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards. The Avengers got nominated for Best Action Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in an Action Film (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Cabin in the Woods got nominated for Best SciFi/Horror movie.

December 10 2012

Joss Whedon stops by "Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant". He dropped in to "Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant" and someone was there to snap a couple photos of his visit.

November 30 2012

Joss Whedon looks back on 2012. Check out the very cool Entertainment Weekly photo.

November 29 2012

Nathan Fillion is EW's "Most Entertaining Tweeter". In EW's Entertainers of the Year poll, Nathan received 28% of the votes in his category, outranking Aziz Ansari, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Segel.

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