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May 24 2013

Joss speaks to the New York Times about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. It's a handy recap of how he came to film the movie. Plus there's a nice quote about The Avengers 2.

That's a nice piece.
Very good. And somehow I'd never heard this before:

After seeing Ms. Acker as Lady Capulet in “Romeo and Juliet,” he decided to kill off her “Angel” character and turn her into a merciless demon.

The idea of Illyria looking out at him through Lady Capulet's eyes... I love it very much.
I liked Kai's determination that she could control the neighbor's house demolition.
Something he hasn't done before - I'd suggest Marlowe's Dr. Faustus but that's only a small core cast and one major part is non-speaking.
FYI: (mods please delete if this isn't necessary). The "sold out" screening at the Arclight in the story below is at the time of this writing NOT sold out. There were at least 100 seats left when I checked just now. So the "now sold out" is a little bit early.
"After seeing Ms. Acker as Lady Capulet in “Romeo and Juliet,”

I swear he once said it was her Lady Macbeth that paved the way for Illyria?
That would work too but a determined Lady Capulet could be pretty chilling.
I'm glad that Kai was interviewed. I'd love to know more about her.
The girl playing Hero still intrigues me. What kind of an extra performance did she give that Whedon drew her in and she fit in perfectly well with a cast largely of his familiars. It is interesting in her seconds of Avengers screentime she was in the same scenes as Ashley Johnson's waitress.

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