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July 20 2005

Just what is the Warren Ellis and Joss Whedon connection? Herc over at AICN says we'll learn more in a couple of weeks time.

Some posters over at MillarWorld are idly speculating that Ellis could be writing an ongoing Serenity comic book. Which would be very cool. But any form of collaboration between Ellis and Whedon would be amazing.

Agreed, I have no speculation as to what it might be, but whatever it is I'm sure I'll be getting hold of it :)
Hm, you have to wonder what he's referring to. Joss is an avid Warren Ellis fan and I know Ellis at least once referred to Joss as 'one of the best writers I know'. If anything is coming up, Ellis has been very quiet about it in his Bad Signal mailing list. Grr, Herc knows all the good stuff...
The coolest thing those two could be concocting would, in my opinion, be a Transmetropolitan movie. Now if they could only get Johnny Depp involved...
Oh, I totally heart Warren Ellis. The thought of a collaboration is sooo exciting!
Herc's quote:
He’s more than a bit of a god to “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon, and you’ll learn more of this in about two weeks, O my brothers.

This could be little more than an upcoming interview with Whedon that Herc is transcribing in which Joss mentions Ellis. The quote is pretty non-specific.
TRANSMET movie would be great-- but it doesn't seem like it's Joss' style. I am still hung up on Global Frequency.

Or a Warren Ellis' co-penned Fantastic Four movie.

Or Warren does an X-book.

Or Joss makes a movie out of Planetary.

Joey Q said Warren is doing a team book for Marvel.

Could be anything. These are my two favorite writers. I can't wait to hear what comes out.

I love how W.E. comes off like such a prick, but deep down he's an optimist and a sweetheart. He's Joss Whedon with a hangover.

[ edited by Chirp on 2005-07-20 19:13 ]
I love how W.E. comes off like such a prick, but deep down he's an optimist and a sweetheart. He's Joss Whedon with a hangover.


Heh heh.
Ellis on an X-Men book would be fantastic. Have they announced who will succeed Joss on Astonishing X-Men yet? Or if Joss is slated to go past issue 12?

The quote from Herc says "O my brothers". When I think of that phrase, the first thing that comes to mind is A Clockwork Orange. I wonder if they might be doing something related to that.
Joss is set to do another 12 of AXM after a bit of break, but I don't know if someone is due to replace him during that break or if the book will just go on hiatus.
Or Joss makes a movie out of Planetary.


God is not that kind.

(Though Planetary would probably make a better mini-series.)
Edit, cause I forgot to add this:

The new issue of Astonishing X-Men, AXM #11, is out today, it brings us the one before the last part of Joss' second arc, "Dangerous".


Ellis on an X-Men book would be fantastic. Have they announced who will succeed Joss on Astonishing X-Men yet? Or if Joss is slated to go past issue 12


Personally I'm not a huge fan of Ellis work at marvel, I feel that he showed his talents better in his ventures in WIldstorm and Vertigo. I hated his take on some X-books a few years ago. Can someone confirm for me, if Ellis still has his exclusive contract with DC, or has he already been releieved from that? Cause if he's still binded by that contract, can't be anything related with Marvel Comics. So if it's a comicbooks project, it might be for another publisher, or we might be seeing them pairing up in some on screen project.

Well Joss has already announced that, he'll return with John Cassaday, for another 12 issues of Astonishing X-Men (+1).

What does the (+1) means. We're not quite sure yet, what it'll be.

A few days ago, there's was Cup of Joe (referring to Marvel's EIC Joe Quesada) panel from SDCC (San DIego ComiCon), where it was stated that Joss will be around until AXM#25.

Several weeks ago, when Joss extended sting on AXM was confirmed, the news was only a little bit different, it stated that Joss will be around until AXM#24, and will end his run with a bang, in an Astoshing X-Men Annual special. I guess one of those articles with this info, was linked here back then, and may be available through a quick search in WHedonesque's archive.

So we don't know if we'll have a double sized special AXM#25, or an annual special, both, or something else.

Joss is set to do another 12 of AXM after a bit of break, but I don't know if someone is due to replace him during that break or if the book will just go on hiatus.


No one's taking over the title during the break. It'll be literally a break, more like a hiatus like you've said. I expect them to be back sometime after this whole "House of M" mess, that's been going around the Marvel Universe right now.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2005-07-20 23:28 ]
Personally I'm not a huge fan of Ellis work at marvel, I feel that he showed his talents better in his ventures in WIldstorm and Vertigo. I hated his take on some X-books a few years ago. Can someone confirm for me, if Ellis still has his exclusive contract with DC, or has he already been releieved from that? Cause if he's still binded by that contract, can't be anything related with Marvel Comics.


His DC exclusive expired some time ago. He's been working for Marvel quite a bit recently, having just finished Ultimate Fantastic Four and currently writing Iron Man and Ultimate Secret. He's also got a big secret Marvel project that Quesada's really high on, that won't be announced until Wizard World Chicago...hmm, wonder if that's related?
Wizard World Chicago...hmm, wonder if that's related?


My gut feeling says yes. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled on what Mark Millar referred to on his forum :

But the biggest shock of the last decade is coming at Chicago. Trust me, this is what's REALLY going to break the net in half and I only wish I was going.

The two of them working together would be like, whoa. I think Alan Moore's a genius (a slightly frightening one, to boot) but I think Ellis is my comics god. The thought of him ever expressing the opinion that Joss is "one of the best writers I know" makes my inner fangirl squee.
Serenity-the ongoing series

Written by- Warren Ellis
Illustrated by- Will Conrad and John Cassidy
Covers by- Travist Charest

A man can dream :)

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