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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 07 2013

Joss Q&A from Google Hangout with Fox11LA.
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 05 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...
Life inside the Whedonverse. Find out what it's like to be part of Joss' world. It's a really good feature.

June 01 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 29 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 28 2013

Dragged to the Altar. This supercut of forced marriages in sci-fi & fantasy includes Firefly & Dollhouse. More...
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 25 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 01 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 05 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 14 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.

November 28 2012

Nathan Fillion pays tribute to Joss Whedon. Joss is one of Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainers of the Year". More...

November 14 2012

"Bach To The Future." A delightful new video featuring Felicia Day on violin and Tom Lenk on keytar (just the way Bach intended). The tune is also available via Amazon.

November 13 2012

Joss makes it big, finally... Nice article about Joss and his growing popularity.

November 05 2012

Force is strong with dream 'Star Wars' directors. A wouldn't-it-be-cool list.

November 01 2012's Gold Box Deal of the Day - Big discounts on Joss Whedon classics. There's some good bargains to be had here. Just in time for the holiday season too.

October 30 2012

Forbes suggests 3 options for the next Star Wars trilogy. They think Joss should direct it. Alyssa Rosenberg, on the other hand, doesn't.

October 28 2012

Whedon on Romney. Joss creates a video about Mitt Romney's vision for America.

October 23 2012

Interview with 'Justified' EP Graham Yost. Includes some interesting details on Joss' rewrite work on the Yost-penned 'Speed' and teases Patton Oswalt's guest spot on the FX series.

October 22 2012

The 7 dumbest things a TV character could possibly do. A Pajiba list.

October 15 2012

Cracked article with two Whedonverse references. The page talks about stereotypes in TV and movies, referencing Willow and Tara about homosexuality and one of Echo's assignments regarding the disabled.

October 14 2012

A Joss-based PostSecret on today. Notice the quote in the URL too!

October 10 2012

Joss Whedon gets voted one of the top 49 men of 2012. He came in at no.18 in AskMen's poll of the most infuential men in 2012. Neil Patrick Harris was 38th.

October 09 2012

Joss Whedon's top five horror characters. To read the article properly, scroll down to the middle of the page. More...

September 28 2012

Filmmaking tips from Joss. Six tips on filmmaking taken from various interviews. Mentions Buffy, The Avengers and several projects in between.

September 27 2012

Deconstructing Joss Whedon's most (in)famous trope. A very interesting look at the role death plays in Joss Whedon's work.

September 18 2012

Why you need a creative shift instead of a vacation, as explained by Joss Whedon. Another great interview from the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 12 2012

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 10 2012

Joss Whedon praises 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director. When asked about the movie, he told MTV News that "James [Gunn] is what makes me think it will work".

September 08 2012

Scott Allie (Whedonverse editor at Dark Horse) doing a Reddit AMA. Looks like it went up about three hours ago, and questions have started to be posted. As per Twitter, I guess he's going to start checking them.

September 05 2012

Joss Whedon features in Vanity Fair's 2012 New Establishment list. He comes in at number 12 in this list of "visionaries are defining innovation today". More...

September 03 2012

Highlights of the Joss Whedon, Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Q&A. This was held after the 'Sleepwalk With Me' screening on the 28th of last month.
Where are all the good female superhero movies? A Time article discusses females in comic book movies and why there needs to be more of them. Joss gets plenty of mentions.

September 01 2012

The 23 best film directors in the world today. And guess who features at number four on this Guardian list? More...

August 30 2012

Joss Whedon talks all things Marvel. The Avengers, its sequel, his Marvel deal and S.H.I.E.L.D. all get discussed. There's a similar but much smaller interview at

August 21 2012

"Sleepwalk With Me" Q&A to be moderated by Joss Whedon. Been following the long running one week old feud on YouTube? Then you're well aware of Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass's efforts to get Joss to promote their movie "Sleepwalk With Me". Joss will be moderating a Q&A after a screening of the movie on the 28th in Beverly Hills. For a small donation, you can be a part of this event.

August 20 2012

Joss Whedon hates Malaria! Donate a dollar or more and watch a video about Joss Whedon's Bad Malarious Ideas. More...

August 14 2012

Whedon to Birbiglia and This American Life: Drop Dead! In which Joss sarcastically exhorts us to boycott Mike Birbiglia's upcoming indie flick so it won't overtake the Avengers. Classic Whedony humor.

August 10 2012

Why Joss' exclusive Marvel contract could actually be a big deal. The main takeaway from Marvel's announcement.

August 07 2012

Joss Whedon signs three year deal with Marvel Studios. Joss will work under the company's roof until June 2015.

July 29 2012

Joss Whedon and Summer Glau on the red carpet. They were at last night's Celebration of Dance gala organised by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (Summer is on the Board of Directors). Pics can be found here.

July 20 2012

'Film Map' plots the landscape of the movie nerd brain. I saw Cloverfield & The Cabin in the Woods in the pictures in the article. I wonder how many other Whedon and "School of Whedon" titles might show up. More...

July 19 2012

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr expecting a boy! Title says it all :)
Geeking out about storytelling with Joss Whedon. Comic-Con interview with Joss focusing on storytelling in comics, TV, and movies.

July 18 2012

Premiere episode of Geek & Sundry's new show "Written by a kid" is online. Joss Whedon himself guest stars in the episode titled "Scary Smash". You can find behind-the-scene videos: Animation, Costumes and Casting. More...

July 17 2012

A Comic-Con minute with Joss Whedon. MTV has a quick chat with Joss. If you're still holding out for a director's cut of The Avengers getting released in the cinema, then prepare to be disappointed.

July 16 2012

Joss Whedon talks Buffy Season 9, Firefly, The Avengers and more. It's a jam-packed video interview from Comic-Con courtesy of G4 TV.

July 15 2012

A God Among Geeks. So says The Guardian in a piece on Joss Whedon's standing in the geek world from Comic-Con.
Dark Horse's Joss Whedon Comic-Con panel video. This is not the same as the Firefly panel or the Nerd HQ Q&A.

July 14 2012

Joss Whedon's NerdHQ panel kicks off. Follow it live on ETA: Link changed to a recording of the panel.

July 13 2012

Joss's Dark Horse panel at SDCC. The panel is scheduled to run 5:30-6:30 PST. Come chat about it here! A live blog of it can be found at ComicBookResources and Newsarama. Things to note is that Dr. Horrible will air on The CW and Joss is scoring Much Ado About Nothing.

July 06 2012

Tickets go on sale for the Eliza Dushku/Joss Whedon cocktail meet-and-greet. It'll set you back $300 (late bird) or $200 (early bird) a ticket plus fee. All of the ticket sales will be donated will be donated to Thrive Gulu (a not-for-profit organization that is building and operating a trauma healing and reflection center in Gulu, northern Uganda).

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